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University Archives: Brimhall Essay Contest

Guide to the University Archives at L. Tom Perry Special Collections

About the Contest

Each year the descendants of former Brigham Young University president George H. Brimhall honor the founders of the university by sponsoring the Brimhall Essay Contest. Held in conjunction with the university's Homecoming celebrations, the contest is designed to introduce students to the individuals who have helped to shape Brigham Young University’s unique institutional character.

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections preserves and makes available a range of manuscript and archival resources documenting the contributions of the university's founders. A bibliography of related materials is available below. If you would like to learn more about the resources available for this year's founder, contact the University Archivist.

James E. Talmage Bibliography

Manuscript Materials

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections includes a variety of manuscript materials produced by James E. Talmage and his family, documenting his education, career, and church service. Additional materials may be available in the Church History Library or other repositories. At Brigham Young University, our collections include:  

Secondary Sources

James E. Talmage has also been the subject of a number of biographies, sketches, and historical analyses that may be of use. Some of the more relevant titles include: 

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