Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hellenic Latter-day Saint Society Records, 1959-1968 (Utah State Historical Society)



The Hellenic Latter-day Saint Society Records, 1959-1968


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Utah State Historical Society
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Summary Description
Repository: Utah State Historical Society
Call number: Mss B 1643
Creator: Hellenic Latter-day Saint Society
Title: Hellenic Latter-day Saint Society Records, 1959-1968
Quantity: .25 lin. ft. (1 box)
Note: Items in the collection are copies. The originals are located in the LDS Church History Library.
Abstract: The collection is a copy of the book "Hellenic Latter-day Saints: Volume I, A Summary of the Hellenic Latter-day Saint Society, 1959-1966."

Topics:
Greek Americans--Utah

Persons:
Greaves, Harry George
Greaves, Sarah S.

Organizations:
Hellenic Latter-day Saint Society

Places:
Salt Lake City (Utah)

Form or Genre:
Background
Background Note
Spurred by James C. Nackos as early as 1958, the Hellenic Latter-day Saint Society was formed to serve Greek members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Nackos approached the LDS Church's General Authorities, and under the direction of Quorum of the Twelve Apostle LeGrand Richards, established the society in 1959. The group held its first meeting over 8-9 October 1959. The society started out slowly, but by 1961 its members established the organization's rules and by-laws, with a purpose "To promote the interest of our children in the great heritage and the land of the fore-fathers, in folklore and the language, history and Genealogy [sic]." Dues were $1 per family per year, and the society raised its dues in 1963 to $2.
The society sought to strengthen each other in their Greek origins. Beginning in 1962 they sponsored a Greek language school in order to assist them in their genealogical research, an important element to the LDS faith. The society held lectures on Greek literature, history, and folklore, instructed its members in cultural dances, and various activities revolved around Greek customs.
The collection only covers the years 1959-1966. It is unclear if the society functioned after 1967.


Scope and Content
The collection consists of a book compiled by Harry George Greaves and Sarah S. Greaves. The first folder in the collection includes meeting minutes and a brief history of the society, and the rest of the collection contains brief biographies of Greek-born members of the society.


Administrative Information
Preferred Citation:


Hellenic Latter-day Saint Society Records, 1959-1968, Utah State Historical Society.
Acquisition Information:


Gift of Helen Z. Papanikolas, November 2003.
Restrictions on Use


The Hellenic Latter-day Saint Society Records are the physical property of the Utah Historical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah. Literary rights, including copyright, may belong to the authors or their heirs and assigns. Please contact the Historical Society for information regarding specific use of this collection.
Processing Information:


Collection processed by Melissa Ferguson, 2005


Finding aid compiled by Melissa Ferguson, 2005


Finding aid edited by Linda Thatcher, 2005


Collection cataloged by Linda Thatcher, 2005


Finding aid encoded for the World Wide Web by Craig Ringgenberg, 2005
Source:


Greaves, Harry George and Sarah S. Greaves, Hellenic Latter-day Saints, Volume I: A Summary of the Activities of the Hellenic Latter-day Saint Society, 1959-1966. Salt Lake City: 1967. Box 1, Folder 1




Container list


Box - Folder - Contents


1 - 1 - Greaves, Harry George and Sarah S. Greaves. Hellenic Latter-day Saints, Volume I: A Summary of the Activities of the Hellenic Latter-day Saint Society, 1959-1966. Salt Lake City: 1967. Front matter, p. 1-25


1 - 2 - Theoharis Georgios Grivos (Harry George Greaves), p. 26-36; 1964


1 - 3 - Ioannis Georgios Grivos, (John George Grivas), p. 37-40; n.d.


1 - 4 - Kyriakos T. Reveliotis, (Charles Revell), p. 41-44; 1964


1 - 5 - Efclidis Mehialus Poulidis (George Pulos), p. 45-55; 1964


1 - 6 - Nikolaos Efthimios Kotsomichos (Nicholas E. Philagios), p. 56-64; 1964


1 - 7 - Angelos A. Kyreakos (Angel Caras), p. 65-80; 1965


1 - 8 - Elias Nikolaos Petroulas (Elias N. Petroulas), p. 80-96; 1965


1 - 9 - Anastasios Alexandrou Petrovas (A. Thomas Petrovas), p. 97-100; 1966


1 - 10 - Alexander Dimitri Carl Constantine Kehaya, p. 101-109; 1964


1 - 11 - Elias Petros Lazaris (Louis Laris), p. 110-113; 1965


1 - 12 - Michael Georgios Lelas (Michael George Lelis), p. 114-117; 1965


1 - 13 - Nikolaos Panagiotis Theodorou (Nicholas P. Theodore), p. 118-122; 1966


1 - 14 - Vasilious George Kourinakis (William George Curtis), p. 123-126; 1966


1 - 15 - Christos Georgios Vigos (Christos George Vigos), p. 127-132; 1966


1 - 16 - Deouricas Katsimelia (Dan Kallas), p. 133-135; n.d.


1 - 17 - Michael Ioannis Kazalakis (Dick John Mitchell), p. 136-137; 1967


1 - 18 - Stamatios Haralabos Aspria (Steve Harris), p. 138-145; 1967


1 - 19 - Peter Athanasakos (Peter Sacos), p. 146-148; 1965


1 - 20 - Andrew Demetrius Pathakis, p. 149-152; n.d.


1 - 21 - Demitrios Andreas Giolas (James Andrew Giolas), p. 153-156; 1965


1 - 22 - Demitrios Panayotis Giolas (James Peter Giolas), p. 157-160; 1965


1 - 23 - John and Josephine Harames, p. 161-177; 1967


1 - 24 - Ioannis Nikolaos Polykandritis (John N. Policantrittis), p. 178-181; n.d.


1 - 25 - Emmanuel George Laefas, p. 182; 1967


1 - 26 - Nikolaos Ioannis Mazanakis (Nickolas John Mazanis), p. 183-186; 1967


1 - 27 - Athanasios Christos Provopoulos (Thomas Chris Thomas), p. 187-192; 1967


1 - 28 - Aristedis Konstantinos Kotselas (Harry Gust Morris), no page numbers; 1968


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