Biography and History

Brigham Young was a leader in the Latter Day Saints movement and was president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (1847-death). Young and his fellow Mormons founded and colonized Salt Lake City, and Young served as the first governor of the Utah Territory. Young also founded the University of Deseret in 1850, which became the University of Utah, and Brigham Young Academy, which later became Brigham Young University.

Source: From the finding aid for WC004