Collecting Records

Church History Guides: Collecting Records

Since the time the Church was organized, it has collected records from around the world, gathering and preserving information, testimonies, and memories that might otherwise be lost. Appropriately sharing this Church history helps bring people closer to Christ, strengthens their resolve to live the gospel, and can provide them with patterns for overcoming adversity.

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Related Forms

Title Resources Examples
Cataloging Worksheet
Donation Agreement
Non-Oral History Evaluation
Digital Record and Digitization Standards
Style Guide

Training Modules


Title Resources
Collecting Records Summary
Step 1: Prepare
Step 2: Collect
Step 3: Process
Step 4: Deliver
Conducting a Respectful Donation Meeting
The Importance of Cataloging
Packaging and Shipping Objects


Title Resources
Evaluating Records
Evaluating Records Practice
Identifying Records and Collections
Unsolicited Donation Offers
Who is the Owner, Donor, or Creator?

Seminar Materials

Title Resources
Who is the Donor, Owner, Creator?
Identifying Records and Collections
Identifying Records and Collections (Cards)
Donation Agreement Instructions
Evaluating Records Practice
Unsolicited Donation Offers
Things to NEVER do when Collecting Records
Collecting Records Seminar with Lesson Plan
Collecting Records Seminar PowerPoint
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Summarizing a Record