The problem of this study was to investigate Brigham Young's recreational philosophy, views, practices and activities. This historical research was conducted and information gathered from Brigham Young's journals, the Manuscript History of Brigham Young, compilations of Brigham Young's discourses, books and articles written by his daughters, accounts written by those who were present when recreational events occurred, compilations of manuscripts and documents, and interpretations of various historians who interpreted events as they read them.
The historical data collected indicated Brigham Young developed over a period of time a definite philosophy of recreation in regards to his personal life. He enjoyed not only large group gatherings where recreational events occurred but he enjoyed cultural refinement recreational pursuits as well.
College and Department
Life Sciences; Exercise Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bolliger, David Lawrence, "An Historical Investigation of the Recreational Philosophy, Views, Practices and Activities of Brigham Young" (1972). Theses and Dissertations. 4538.
Brigham Young, 1801-1877, Views on recreation, Mormon Church, Recreation