From a Utah woman who built her own ambulance in WWI to one who ran against her husband for Senate, this podcast wants you to know their stories – and their names

Sometimes the greatest stories are found in the most unlikely places. Thanks to a lonely grave in a Colorado cemetery, scores of women largely lost to history are having their stories shared with thousands. Continue reading “From a Utah woman who built her own ambulance in WWI to one who ran against her husband for Senate, this podcast wants you to know their stories – and their names”

Historians comment on Mormon History Association and Barbara Jones Brown

Barbara Jones Brown began her tenure as the new Executive Director of the Mormon History Association on May 1, 2018. Several of the historians she considers mentors have shared a few thoughts for an upcoming feature in the Deseret News.

The full text of comments by Rick Turley, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, and Bob Goldberg are available here. Continue reading “Historians comment on Mormon History Association and Barbara Jones Brown”

100-year-old diary from Utahn in WWI gives rare insight

One hundred years ago, the only known Mormon to have kept a diary while serving in World War I recorded his first entry.

“One can never tell what the morrow will bring and the record of the few weeks I have been in the army might interest some one,” wrote Nels Anderson on June 9, 1918, five months before World War I would end on Nov. 11, 1918.

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