The following bibliography comes from David J. Whittaker, Studies in Mormon History, 1830-1997 Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000. 890-91. Thanks to Maggie Chan for transcribing it.


Meyers, C.K., “A Critical Analysis and Appraisal of the Work of Brigham Young as a Public Speaker  (Ph.D. diss., 1940) 

Meyers, C.J., “Brigham Young As a Public Speaker”(Improvement Era, 1941) 

Clinger, M.M., “An Analysis of Twelve Speeches of Parley Parker Pratt, Mormon Orator” (Master’s thesis, 1946) 

Benson, F.T., “An Analysis of Orson Pratt’s Invention in the Pratt-Newman Debate” (Master’s thesis, 1950). 

Knudsen, D.C. “George Q. Cannon’s Effectiveness as a Speaker” (Master’s thesis, 1951). 

Gleave R.H., “An Effect of the Speaking of George A. Smith on the People of the Iron Mission of Southern Utah” (Master’s thesis, 1957) 

Hatch, R.D., “The Pratt-Newman Debate” (Master’s thesis, 1960) 

Smith, C.N., “A Critical Analysis of the Public Speaking of Joseph Smith, First President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints” (Ph.D. diss, 1965) 

Young, K,L., “A Quantitative Analysis of Matthew Cowley’s Use of the Illustrative Method of Oral Support”( Master’s thesis, 1966). 

Smith, C.N., “Joseph Smith as a Public Speaker” (Improvement Era, 1966). 

Whitney, C.I., “A Critical Analysis of the Forensic and Religious Speaking of Joseph Smith” (Master’s Thesis, 1967). 

Morgan, W.E., “An Analysis of the Speaking style of Hugh B. Brown, Mormon Orator” (Master’s thesis, 1968). 

Berry, B.A., “Methods of Support Used in the Senate Debate on the Seating of Reed Smoot: A Content Analysis” (Master’s thesis, 1968). 

Smith, C.N., “The speaking of Joseph Smith, the Prophet of Nauvoo” (Journal of the Illinois Speech and Theatre Association, 1973). 

Bitton, D., “Heber C. Kimball’s authoritarian Imagery” (in Conference on the Language of the Mormons 1974 ed. H.S. Madsen and J.L. Sorenson, 1974). 

Buchanan, D.E., “An Analysis of the Immediate and Long-range Implications of Three Speeches Delivered by J. Reuben Clark Jr” (Master’s thesis, 1976). 

O’Connor, J.F., “An Analysis of the Speaking Style of Heber C. Kimball: Mormon Leader” (Master’s thesis, 1978). 

Armstrong, R.N., “An Ideas Centered Approach to a Critical Analysis of the Public Speaking of David O. McKay: Ninth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” (Ph.D. diss., 1978) 

Christensen, D.A., “An Analysis of the Speaking Style of Ezra Taft Benson, 1943-1968)” (Master’s thesis, 1980) 

Moss, L.D., “Attention-getting Factors in Speeches of Paul H. Dunn and Norman Vincent Peale” (Master’s thesis, 1984). 

England, E.,” A Small and Piercing Voice: The Sermons of Spencer W. Kimball” (BYU Studies, 1985). 

[Author unidentified]: “Spencer W. Kimball as Extemporaneous Speaker” (BYU Studies, 1985). 

Anderson, L.D., “The Public Speaking of John Taylor: Champion of Liberty” (Master’s thesis, 1986). 

Jones, S.A.G., “Brigham Young’s Rhetoric: A Critical and Cultural Analysis of Key Sermons in five Rhetorical Events” (Ph.D. diss, 1992). 

Armstrong, R.N., “The Rhetoric of David O. McKay: Mormon Prophet (1993)