Lowell E. Call papers

Lowell E. Call papers

Dates: 1911-1999

Contains correspondence, genealogies, diaries, family histories, and biographies of Lowell E. Call. There is also a collection of materials relating to the life of Joseph C. Call. The collection and finding aid were organized by the creator.

  • Extent: 19 boxes (9.5 linear ft.). -- 52 cartons (52 linear ft.). -- 2 oversize boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Call, Lowell E. (Lowell Eliason), 1922-2005. -- Call, Joseph C. (Joseph Clarence), 1892-1975
  • Call Number: MSS 2309
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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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 Lowell E. Call papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 2309; Lowell E. Call papers; 20th Century Western and; Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2309, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by the creator, Lowell E. Call, approximately 2003.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Lowell E. Call; approximately 2003.
Other Finding Aids
A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.
Subject Terms
Mormons--Diaries; World War, 1939-1945--United States--Personal narratives; Mormons--Genealogy; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--United States--Personal narratives; Korean War, 1950-1953--United States--Personal narratives; Home and Family; Social Life and Customs; Call, Joseph C. (Joseph Clarence), 1892-1975; Call, Lowell E. (Lowell Eliason), 1922-2005
Genre / Form
Histories; Genealogies; Biography; Letters; Diaries
Processing Information
Processed. Notes updated; Itza Mostert, Student Manuscript Processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2017
Appraisal Information
Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Call (Lowell E.) papers
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-03-01 16:21:13 -0700.
Finding Aid Language
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Lowell Eliason Call (1922-2005) was an United States Air Force Lt. Colonel and genealogist.

Lowell Eliason Call was born on Febraury 18, 1922 in Bancroft, Idaho to Joseph C. and Myrtle E. Call. He worked through the Army Air Corps program and earned his silver wings in Feb. 1945, and later trained in Burbank, California. Call married Carolyn Johnson on Jan. 15, 1942 in Logan, UT, and the couple had eight children. He earned an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in Secondary Education and a Master's degree in Church Education. He served in the United States Air Force for 23 years; flying combat missions in the Korean and Vietnam wars, and teaching AFROTC at BYU and Oklahoma State University. Lowell developed an aviation science course at Orem High School, and taught for 11 years. Call collected countless amounts of history and genealogy work throughout his life, later donated to Brighan Young University.

Lowell E. Call died on February 14, 2005 at his home in Orem, Utah.

Biographical History

Joseph Clarence Call (1892-1975) was a electrical engineer, dry farmer and LDS Bishop in Bancroft, Idaho.

Joseph C. Call was born on Oct 18, 1892 in Chesterfield, Idaho to Ira Call and Emma Jane Barlow. Call served in the United States armed forces in World War I. He married Myrtle Elizabeth Eliason on October 10, 1917 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The couple had 5 children together, and worked as dry farmers on their land. Myrtle died on May 1, 1962. In 1964, Joseph married Anna Urilla Nelson in Logan, Utah. Joseph Call served as LDS bishop for the Bancroft ward for 14 years, and became the Idaho Stake Patriarch in 1951. Call died on October 25, 1975 at his home in Bancroft, Idaho.

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