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Richard Bushman at AML Fundraiser

Summarized by Kent Larsen

Richard Bushman at AML Fundraiser
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Richard Bushman at AML Fundraiser

What voices are being heard in our local and national culture at present, and how can Latter-day Saints find a voice that will be heard? "Finding a Voice in Post-Colonial Mormonism" will be the topic of this year's Association for Mormon Letters fundraiser, featuring cultural analyst and historian Dr. Richard L. Bushman.

The event will take place on Friday, 8 October 1999, 7:30 p.m., at the Gore Auditorium, Westminster College, 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City. Tickets are $8.00 and may be purchased in advance from AML treasurer Henry Miles (1925 Terrace Drive, Orem, UT 84097) or at the BYU Bookstore, the King's English Book Shop, or Sam Weller Books. For more information, call Marilyn Brown at 801-489-4980.

Currently Gouverneur Morris Professor of History at Columbia University, Dr. Bushman is the author of Joseph Smith and the Beginnings of Mormonism and of a forthcoming biography of Joseph Smith. His specialty is colonial American culture, represented by his 1992 book The Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities. A Harvard graduate (A.B., A.M., Ph.D.), Dr. Bushman was previously a history professor at Boston University and the University of Delaware. He directed the honors program at BYU, directed American and New England studies at Boston University, and was chair of the history department and directed the History of American Civilization Program at the University of Delaware. He was formerly president of the Mormon History Association and of the Society for the Historians of the Early American Republic. He was an editor of the Encyclopedia of Mormonism and recently assumed leadership of the executive committee of the Smith Institute at BYU. He has received the Bancroft Prize, John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship, David Woolley Evans and Beatrice Cannon Evans Biography Award, Regents Fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution, and other awards and honors.

A member of the LDS Church, Dr. Bushman has served as a bishop in Massachusetts and Delaware and as a stake president in Boston. He is currently a stake patriarch in New York. He and his wife, Claudia Lauper Bushman, have 6 children and 15 grandchildren. The Bushmans' book Mormons in America was published by Oxford University Press.

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