Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Church of Jesus Christ (Strangite) Collection

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Church of Jesus Christ (Strangite) Collection,
Creator: Church of Jesus Christ (Strangite)
Inclusive dates: 1843-1982, and undated
Extent: 4 cubic feet (in 4 boxes)
Abstract:
Collection consists of correspondence, diaries, meeting minutes, records, printed matter and miscellanea of the church, microfilm of legal cases, and images.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc#99, 1269, MS#Ss-78

Access Restrictions:

Church of Jesus Christ (Strangite) Collection is open for research. However, patrons are required to use photocopies of the collection unless they receive permission from the director of the Clarke Historical Library to use the originals.

Copyright:

Unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Church of Jesus Christ (Strangite) Collection, Folder #, Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is by the name of the different members of the church represented in this collection and chronologically.


History

Biography:

A description of this collection would be incomplete without a biography of the founder of this branch of the Mormon faith, James Jesse Strang (1813-1856). On June 27, 1844, shortly after the murder of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon Church, Strang proclaimed that an angel had appeared to him and anointed him as Smith’s successor. Brigham Young was appointed instead and led the majority of Mormons to eventually settle in Utah. Strang and his followers, called Strangite Mormons, moved to Voree, Wisconsin. Between 1847 and 1850, the Strangites left Voree for Beaver Island, Michigan.

Two-hundred-thirty-five Strangites witnessed Strang’s coronation as King Strang, the self-proclaimed King of Beaver Island on July 8, 1850. There, he set up a printing press and was elected to the State Legislature in 1852. He introduced polygamy to the colony, himself taking five wives, two of whom were cousins, and having fourteen children. Strang married Mary Pearce, with whom he had Mary (died in infancy), Myraette (b. 1841), William J. (b. 1844), and Hattie (b. 1847); Elvira Field, with whom he had Charles J. (b. 1851), Eva (b. 1853), Clement J. (b. 1854), and James J. (b. 1857); Betsey McNutt, with whom he had Evangeline (b. 1853), David (b. 1854), Gabriel (b. 1855), and Abigail (b. 1857); Sarah Wright, with whom he had James Phineas (b. 1856); and Phoebe Wright, Sarah’s cousin, with whom he had Eugenia (b. 1856). Strang caused civil and religious turmoil on the island, resulting in his being shot on June 18, 1856. His followers were driven off of the island. Strang was carried by ship to Wisconsin, where he died on July 9. His murderers were never punished. The Strangites regrouped near Black River Falls, Wisconsin, and the church continues to exist in small numbers. (For further information see The King Strang Story in the Clarke Historical Library.)


Collection Scope and Content Note

This is one of the finest collections in the U. S. of Strangite Mormon material in the world housed in a public institution. A large number of publications from Strang’s Beaver Island printing press are included. More significant is an excellent collection of letters and diaries of his Strangite followers. Also, there is a strong photographic collection of Strangites.

Topics covered include Strangite Mormonism, the Beaver Island colony, various Mormon controversies, the question of succession, etc. The papers of James J. Strang, the Strang Family, and Strangite followers (disciples): Mark A. Strang, Lorenzo Dow Hickey, Warren Post, Wingfield Watson, Lloyd A. Flanders, Stanley L. Johnson, and Alexandre Roger Caffiaux complete the collection.

U.S. District Court vs. James J. Strang, cases 9-22 records, 1851, are microfilmed and in the Mark Strang papers in Box 4. Additional related letters are in the James J. Strang papers in Box 1.

Some materials are microfilmed while many materials are photocopied from other institutions. Additionally, small additions to the collection may be found in the Strangite Miscellaneous Collection, Lorenzo Dow Hickey, and Watson Wingfield collections.

The collection is also described on the Clarke’s webpage.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Church of Jesus Christ (Strangite)
    • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History.
    • Strang, James Jesse,--1813-1856.
    • Strang family.
    • Caffiaux, A.--(Alexander Roger)
    • Counch, Edward T.
    • Flanders, Lloyd A.
    • Hickey, Lorenzo Dow,--1817-1897.
    • Johnston, Stanley L.
    • Post, Warren.
    • Strang, Mark A.,--1894-1965.
    • Watson, Wingfield.
    • Mormon Church--Michigan.
    • Mormons--Michigan.
    • Polygamy.
    • Beaver Island (Mich.)--History..
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Church of Jesus Christ (Strangite) Collection [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Inventory, Item-level description for folders in boxes #1-3, undated
    Box   1 F   2
    James Jesse Strang Papers, 1843-1855 (continued in Box 5), Miscellaneous (Photocopies), undated
    Box   1 F   3
    James Jesse Strang Papers, 1843-1855 (continued in Box 5), Correspondence (Photocopies), undated
    Box   1 F   4
    James Jesse Strang Papers, 1843-1855 (continued in Box 5), Correspondence (Photocopies), 1843
    Box   1 F   5
    James Jesse Strang Papers, 1843-1855 (continued in Box 5), Correspondence (Photocopies), 1846
    Box   1 F   6
    James Jesse Strang Papers, 1843-1855 (continued in Box 5), Correspondence (Photocopies), 1849
    Box   1 F   7
    James Jesse Strang Papers, 1843-1855 (continued in Box 5), Correspondence, U.S. District Court vs. James J. Strang (Photocopies) (folder 1 of 2), 1850-1851
    Box   1 F   8
    James Jesse Strang Papers, 1843-1855 (continued in Box 5), Correspondence, U.S. District Court vs. James J. Strang (Photocopies) (folder 2 of 2), 1850-1851
    Box   1 F   9
    James Jesse Strang Papers, 1843-1855 (continued in Box 5), Correspondence, 1855
    Box   1 F   10
    James Jesse Strang Papers, 1843-1855 (continued in Box 5) (Now empty, folder 1 of 3), 1855
    Box   1 F   11
    James Jesse Strang Papers, 1843-1855 (continued in Box 5) (Now empty, folder 2 of 3), 1855
    Box   1 F   12
    James Jesse Strang Papers, 1843-1855 (continued in Box 5) (Now empty, folder 3 of 3), 1855
    Box   1 F   13
    Strang Family Papers, 1855-1943 (continued in Box 4), Miscellaneous (Typed), undated
    Box   1 F   14
    Strang Family Papers, 1855-1943 (continued in Box 4), Correspondence (Originals), 1855
    Box   1 F   15
    Strang Family Papers, 1855-1943 (continued in Box 4), Correspondence (Originals), 1856
    Box   1 F   16
    Strang Family Papers, 1855-1943 (continued in Box 4), Correspondence (Originals), 1899-1900
    Box   1 F   17
    Strang Family Papers, 1855-1943 (continued in Box 4), Correspondence (Typed transcriptions), 1929-1932
    Box   1 F   18
    Strang Family Papers, 1855-1943 (continued in Box 4), Correspondence (Typed transcriptions, originals), 1941-1943
    Box   1 F   19
    Mark A. Strang Papers, 1952-1966, Miscellaneous (Mostly photocopies), undated
    Box   1 F   20
    Mark A. Strang Papers, 1952-1966, Correspondence (Mostly photocopies, typed), 1952
    Box   1 F   21
    Mark A. Strang Papers, 1952-1966, Correspondence (Mostly photocopies, typed), 1955
    Box   1 F   22
    Mark A. Strang Papers, 1952-1966, Correspondence (Mostly photocopies, typed), 1956
    Box   1 F   23
    Mark A. Strang Papers, 1952-1966, Correspondence (Mostly photocopies, typed), 1957
    Box   1 F   24
    Mark A. Strang Papers, 1952-1966, Correspondence (Mostly photocopies, typed), 1958
    Box   1 F   25
    Mark A. Strang Papers, 1952-1966, Correspondence (Mostly photocopies, typed), 1959
    Box   1 F   26
    Mark A. Strang Papers, 1952-1966, Correspondence (Mostly photocopies, typed), 1960
    Box   1 F   27
    Mark A. Strang Papers, 1952-1966, Correspondence (Mostly photocopies, typed), 1961
    Box   1 F   28
    Mark A. Strang Papers, 1952-1966, Correspondence (Mostly photocopies, typed), 1962-1963
    Box   1 F   29
    Mark A. Strang Papers, 1952-1966, Correspondence (Mostly photocopies, typed), 1964-1966
    Box   1 F   30
    Mark A. Strang Papers, 1952-1966, Diary of James Jesse Strang (Photocopies made from microfilm), undated
    Box   1 F   31
    Mark A. Strang Papers, 1952-1966, Diary of James Jesse Strang (Typed transcriptions) (folder 1 of 4), undated
    Box   1 F   32
    Mark A. Strang Papers, 1952-1966, Diary of James Jesse Strang (Typed transcriptions) (folder 2 of 4), undated
    Box   1 F   33
    Mark A. Strang Papers, 1952-1966, Diary of James Jesse Strang (Typed transcriptions) (folder 3 of 4), undated
    Box   1 F   34
    Mark A. Strang Papers, 1952-1966, Diary of James Jesse Strang (Typed transcriptions) (folder 4 of 4), undated
    Box   1 F   35
    Mark A. Strang Papers, 1952-1966, Catholic Controversy (Original), November 28, 1958
    Box   1 F   36
    Mark A. Strang Papers, 1952-1966, Photographs (20th century black and whites), undated
    Box   1 F   37
    Mark A. Strang Papers, 1952-1966, Photographs (20th century negatives), undated
    Box   2 F   1
    Mark A. Strang Papers, Printed Materials (folder 1 of 7), 1952-1966,
    Box   2 F   2
    Mark A. Strang Papers, Printed Materials (folder 2 of 7), 1952-1966
    Box   2 F   3
    Mark A. Strang Papers, Printed Materials (folder 3 of 7), 1952-1966
    Box   2 F   4
    Mark A. Strang Papers, Printed Materials (folder 4 of 7), 1952-1966
    Box   2 F   5
    Mark A. Strang Papers, Printed Materials (folder 5 of 7), 1952-1966
    Box   2 F   6
    Mark A. Strang Papers, Printed Materials (folder 6 of 7), 1952-1966
    Box   2 F   7
    Mark A. Strang Papers, Printed Materials (folder 7 of 7), 1952-1966
    Box   2 F   8
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, Miscellaneous (folder 1 of 21) (Photocopy), 1845-1968
    Box   2 F   9
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, Miscellaneous (folder 2 of 21) (Photocopy), 1845-1968
    Box   2 F   10
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, Miscellaneous (folder 3 of 21) (Photocopy), 1845-1968
    Box   2 F   11
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, Miscellaneous (folder 4 of 21) (Photocopy), 1845-1968
    Box   2 F   12
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, Miscellaneous (folder 5 of 21) (Photocopy), 1845-1968
    Box   2 F   13
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, Miscellaneous (folder 6 of 21) (Now empty), 1845-1968
    Box   2 F   14
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, Miscellaneous (folder 7 of 21) (Photocopy), 1845-1968
    Box   2 F   15
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, Miscellaneous (folder 8 of 21) (Photocopy), 1845-1968
    Box   2 F   16
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, Miscellaneous Modern Notes (folder 9 of 21) (Photocopy), 1845-1968
    Box   2 F   17
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, Miscellaneous Modern Notes (folder 10 of 21) (Photocopy), 1845-1968
    Box   2 F   18
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, Miscellaneous (folder 11 of 21) (Photocopy), 1845-1968
    Box   2 F   19
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, Miscellaneous (folder 12 of 21) (Photocopy), 1845-1968
    Box   2 F   20
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, Miscellaneous (folder 13 of 21) (Photocopy), 1845-1968
    Box   2 F   21
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, Miscellaneous (folder 14 of 21) (Original), 1845-1968
    Box   2 F   22
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, Miscellaneous (folder 15 of 21) (Photocopy), 1845-1968
    Box   2 F   23
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, Miscellaneous (folder 16 of 21) (Original), 1845-1968
    Box   2 F   24
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, Miscellaneous (folder 17 of 21) (Photocopy), 1845-1968
    Box   2 F   25
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, Miscellaneous (folder 18 of 21) (Original), 1845-1968
    Box   2 F   26
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, Miscellaneous (folder 19 of 21) (Photocopy), 1845-1968
    Box   2 F   27
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, Miscellaneous (folder 20 of 21) (Original), 1845-1968
    Box   2 F   28
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, Miscellaneous (folder 21 of 21) (Photocopy), 1845-1968
    Box   3 F   1
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, 1845-1968, Miscellaneous (folder 1 of 5) (Original volume), undated
    Box   3 F   2
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, 1845-1968, Miscellaneous (folder 2 of 5) (Original volume), undated
    Box   3 F   3
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, 1845-1968, Miscellaneous (folder 3 of 5) (Typed materials, photocopies), undated
    Box   3 F   4
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, 1845-1968, Miscellaneous (folder 4 of 5) (Typed materials, photocopies), undated
    Box   3 F   5
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Papers, 1845-1968, Miscellaneous (folder 5 of 5) (Typed materials, photocopies), undated
    Box   3 F   6
    Lorenzo Dow Hickey Papers, Correspondence (folder 1 of 6) (Originals), 1845-1897, undated
    Box   3 F   7
    Lorenzo Dow Hickey Papers, Correspondence (folder 2 of 6) (Typed materials), 1845-1897, undated
    Box   3 F   8
    Lorenzo Dow Hickey Papers, Correspondence (folder 3 of 6) (Typed materials), 1845-1897, undated
    Box   3 F   9
    Lorenzo Dow Hickey Papers, Correspondence (folder 4 of 6) (Typed materials), 1845-1897, undated
    Box   3 F   10
    Lorenzo Dow Hickey Papers, Correspondence (folder 5 of 6) (Typed Materials), 1845-1897, undated
    Box   3 F   11
    Lorenzo Dow Hickey Papers, Correspondence (folder 6 of 6) (Originals), 1845-1897, undated
    Box   3 F   12
    Lorenzo Dow Hickey Papers, Correspondence (folder 6 of 6) (Typed materials), 1845-1897, undated
    Box   3 F   13
    Warren Post Papers, Correspondence (folder 1 of 11) (Now empty), 1847-1870, undated
    Box   3 F   14
    Warren Post Papers, Correspondence (folder 2 of 11) (Typed, photocopies), 1847-1870, undated
    Box   3 F   15
    Warren Post Papers, Correspondence (folder 3 of 11) (Typed, photocopies), 1847-1870, undated
    Box   3 F   16
    Warren Post Papers, Correspondence (folder 4 of 11) (Typed, photocopies), 1847-1870, undated
    Box   3 F   17
    Warren Post Papers, Correspondence (folder 5 of 11) (1 original, rest photocopies), 1847-1870, undated
    Box   3 F   18
    Warren Post Papers, Correspondence (folder 6 of 11) (Mostly typed, photocopies), 1847-1870, undated
    Box   3 F   19
    Warren Post Papers, Correspondence (folder 7 of 11) (Mostly typed, photocopies), 1847-1870, undated
    Box   3 F   20
    Warren Post Papers, Correspondence (folder 8 of 11) (Mostly typed, photocopies), 1847-1870, undated
    Box   3 F   21
    Warren Post Papers, Correspondence (folder 9 of 11) (Mostly typed, photocopies), 1847-1870, undated
    Box   3 F   22
    Warren Post Papers, Correspondence (folder 10 of 11) (Mostly typed, photocopies), 1847-1870, undated
    Box   3 F   23
    Warren Post Papers, Correspondence (folder 11 of 11) (Mostly typed, photocopies), 1847-1870, undated
    Box   3 F   24
    Wingfield Watson Papers, Correspondence (folder 1 of 5) (Typed or handwritten, photocopies), 1858-1947, undated
    Box   3 F   25
    Wingfield Watson Papers, Correspondence (folder 2 of 5) (Typed or handwritten, photocopies), 1858-1947, undated
    Box   3 F   26
    Wingfield Watson Papers, Correspondence (folder 3 of 5) (Typed or handwritten, photocopies), 1858-1947, undated
    Box   3 F   27
    Wingfield Watson Papers, Correspondence (folder 4 of 5) (Typed or handwritten, photocopies), 1858-1947, undated
    Box   3 F   28
    Wingfield Watson Papers, Correspondence (folder 5 of 5) (Typed or handwritten, photocopies), 1858-1947, undated
    Box   3 F   29
    Lloyd A. Flanders Papers, Correspondence (folder 1 of 13) (Typed, photocopies), 1924-1969, undated
    Box   3 F   30
    Lloyd A. Flanders Papers, Correspondence (folder 2 of 13) (Typed, photocopies), 1924-1969, undated
    Box   3 F   31
    Lloyd A. Flanders Papers, Correspondence (folder 3 of 13) (Typed, photocopies), 1924-1969, undated
    Box   3 F   32
    Lloyd A. Flanders Papers, Correspondence (folder 4 of 13) (Typed, photocopies), 1924-1969, undated
    Box   3 F   33
    Lloyd A. Flanders Papers, Correspondence (folder 5 of 13) (Typed, photocopies), 1924-1969, undated
    Box   3 F   34
    Lloyd A. Flanders Papers, Correspondence (folder 6 of 13) (Typed, photocopies), 1924-1969, undated
    Box   3 F   35
    Lloyd A. Flanders Papers, Correspondence (folder 7 of 13) (Typed, photocopies), 1924-1969, undated
    Box   3 F   36
    Lloyd A. Flanders Papers, Correspondence (folder 8 of 13) (Typed, photocopies), 1924-1969, undated
    Box   3 F   37
    Lloyd A. Flanders Papers, Correspondence (folder 9 of 13) (Typed, photocopies), 1924-1969, undated
    Box   3 F   38
    Lloyd A. Flanders Papers, Correspondence (folder 10 of 13) (Typed, photocopies), 1924-1969, undated
    Box   3 F   39
    Lloyd A. Flanders Papers, Correspondence (folder 11 of 13) (Typed, photocopies), 1924-1969, undated
    Box   3 F   40
    Lloyd A. Flanders Papers, Correspondence (folder 12 of 13) (Typed, photocopies), 1924-1969, undated
    Box   3 F   41
    Lloyd A. Flanders Papers, Correspondence (folder 13 of 13) (Typed, photocopies), 1924-1969, undated
    Box   3 F   42
    Stanley L. Johnson Papers, Correspondence (folder 1 of 18) (Mix of originals, and typed or handwritten, photocopies), 1936-1982
    Box   3 F   43
    Stanley L. Johnson Papers, Correspondence (folder 2 of 18) (Mix of originals, and typed or handwritten, photocopies), 1936-1982
    Box   3 F   44
    Stanley L. Johnson Papers, Correspondence (folder 3 of 18) (Mix of originals, and typed or handwritten, photocopies), 1936-1982
    Box   3 F   45
    Stanley L. Johnson Papers, Correspondence (folder 4 of 18) (Mix of originals, and typed or handwritten, photocopies), 1936-1982
    Box   3 F   46
    Stanley L. Johnson Papers, Correspondence (folder 5 of 18) (Mix of originals, and typed or handwritten, photocopies), 1936-1982
    Box   3 F   47
    Stanley L. Johnson Papers, Correspondence (folder 6 of 18) (Mix of originals, and typed or handwritten, photocopies), 1936-1982
    Box   3 F   48
    Stanley L. Johnson Papers, Correspondence (folder 7 of 18) (Mix of originals, and typed or handwritten, photocopies), 1936-1982
    Box   3 F   49
    Stanley L. Johnson Papers, Correspondence (folder 8 of 18) (Mix of originals, and typed or handwritten, photocopies), 1936-1982
    Box   3 F   50
    Stanley L. Johnson Papers, Correspondence (folder 9 of 18) (Mix of originals, and typed or handwritten, photocopies), 1936-1982
    Box   3 F   51
    Stanley L. Johnson Papers, Correspondence (folder 10 of 18) (Mix of originals, and typed or handwritten, photocopies), 1936-1982
    Box   3 F   52
    Stanley L. Johnson Papers, Correspondence (folder 11 of 18) (Mix of originals, and typed or handwritten, photocopies), 1936-1982
    Box   3 F   53
    Stanley L. Johnson Papers, Correspondence (folder 12 of 18) (Mix of originals, and typed or handwritten, photocopies), 1936-1982
    Box   3 F   54
    Stanley L. Johnson Papers, Correspondence (folder 13 of 18) (Mix of originals, and typed or handwritten, photocopies), 1936-1982
    Box   3 F   55
    Stanley L. Johnson Papers, Correspondence (folder 14 of 18) (Mix of originals, and typed or handwritten, photocopies), 1936-1982
    Box   3 F   56
    Stanley L. Johnson Papers, Correspondence (folder 15 of 18) (Mix of originals, and typed or handwritten, photocopies), 1936-1982
    Box   3 F   57
    Stanley L. Johnson Papers, Correspondence (folder 16 of 18) (Mix of originals, and typed or handwritten, photocopies), 1936-1982
    Box   3 F   58
    Stanley L. Johnson Papers, Correspondence (folder 17 of 18) (Mix of originals, and typed or handwritten, photocopies), 1936-1982
    Box   3 F   59
    Stanley L. Johnson Papers, Correspondence (folder 18 of 18) (Mix of originals, and typed or handwritten, photocopies), 1936-1982
    Box   3 F   60
    Alexandre Roger Caffiaux Papers, Correspondence (folder 1 of 2) (Handwritten, photocopies), 1963-1968
    Box   3 F   61
    Alexandre Roger Caffiaux Papers, Correspondence (folder 2 of 2) (Handwritten, photocopies), 1963-1968
    Box   4 F   1
    Mark Strang, Photograph Album, undated
    Box   4 F   2
    Mark Strang, Papers Microfilm, Ms# Ss-79, 2 Reels Acc# 1269 (Includes District Court of the U.S. cases 9-22 vs. James J. Strang, 1851),  [20th century]
    Box   4 F   3
    Tintype in case, Mr./Mrs. Benj. Wright (Apostle), Parents of Sarah Wright (Wife of James Jesse Strang), undated
    Box   4 F   4
    Tintype in case, Sarah Wright Strang (b. November 1856, Wife of James Jesse Strang, Later Mrs. Dr. Wing) and son, James J. Strang, her jewelry and cheeks are tinted, undated
    Box   4 F   5
    Tintype in case, James Jesse Strang, undated
    Box   4 F   6
    Tintype in case, Elvira Field, dressed as a man (wife of James Jesse Strang), undated
    Box   5 F   1
    Microfilm of James J. Strang papers, Acc# 99 (from Yale University), Box 1- Micro. Mss. F10 no. 1 (positive and duplicate negative) - Secret Covenant of the Illuminated Diary (with Cypher [Code]) - Autograph Letterbook, original - Correspondence and Papers, 9 volumes (with index first, then in chronological order), begins with Letter #1 and ends with Letter #365, [20th century copies]
    Box   5 F   2
    Microfilm of James J. Strang papers, Acc# 99 (from Yale University), Box 2- Micro. Mss. F10 no. 2 (positive) - Correspondence (cont.), begins with Letter #366 and ends with Letter #544, [20th century copies]
    Box   5 F   3
    Microfilm of James J. Strang papers, Acc# 99 (from Yale University), Box 3 -Micro. Mss F 10 no. 3 (duplicate negative) - Diary, 1831-1835, [20th century copies]