George D. Marler papers

George D. Marler papers

Dates: 1932-1977

Papers relate primarily to his research on geysers and hot springs in Yellowstone Park, and related themes. Includes an unpublished autobiography; field notebooks; correspondence; articles and books, including drafts by Marler and others; photographs; slides of thermal features in Yellowstone Park; and other items.

  • Extent: 8 cartons (8 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Marler, George Dewey, 1898-1978
  • Call Number: MSS 2171
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: The collection is unprocessed and can be accessed only with permission of the Curator of 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the George D. Marler papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: MSS 2171; George D. Marler papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: MSS 2171, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Laura Marler, Kim and Barbara Turley, and Robert Witzke, 1991-1992.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Laura Marler, Kim and Barbara Turley, and Robert Witzke; 1991-1992.
Other Finding Aids
Box-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Agriculture and Natural Resources; Geysers; Hot springs; Mines and Mineral Resources; Yellowstone National Park
Genre / Form
Articles; Autobiographies; Drafts (Documents); Field notes; Letters; Photographs; Slides (Photography)
Processing Information
Processed; May 2000.
Appraisal Information
LDS scholarship and historiography (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts Collecting Policy, 2009).
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Finding Aid Title
Marler (George D.) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Processed under the direction of Curator of 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
Finding Aid Creator
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Finding Aid Language
Finding aid encoded in English.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Born in Thornton, Idaho. Latter-day Saint missionary to Central States Mission, 1919-1922. Began working as a ranger naturalist at Yellowstone National Park, 1931. Married Laura Sherburne, 1946. Retired from permanent position at Yellowstone, 1966. Recipient of honorary doctorate degree from Brigham Young University, 1962; and citation for distinguished service from US Department of Interior, 1967, for contributions in the field of hydrothermal geology at Yellowstone National Park.

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