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Students, faculty, staff, and the public are now welcome to visit Special Collections without an appointment from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. 

Special Collections will close at 12 pm on Monday, December 5th for the event Satellites: bringing an astronomy archive to the stage.

Autobiography and Diary of James Pace

First Page of "A Biographical Sketch of the Life of James Pace"

James Pace (1811-1888) was a Lieutenant in the Mormon Battalion in the U.S. Army.

This collection includes Pace's autobiography, pp. 1-18, and diary, pp. 19-86. Typescript of diary compiled while serving with Mormon Battalion describes events, travel conditions, and encounters with native peoples, Spaniards, and Americans.