Marcus L. and Larena Bach papers

Marcus L. and Larena Bach papers

Dates: 1989-2003

Collection contains many small booklets describing the life and works of Marcus L. and Lorena Bach. Includes correspondence about Bach's literary works between coworkers and acquaintainces. Some literary works are also included. A packet from a memorial service honoring the Bachs can also be found in the collection. Materials are dated 1989-2003.

  • Extent: 5 folders (0.3 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Bach, Lorena, 1907-2002. -- Bach, Marcus, 1901-1995
  • Call Number: MSS 2801
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • 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 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 2801; Marcus L. and Larena Bach papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2801, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Items donated by Randy Olsen in November, 2003.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Randy Olsen; 2003.
Subject Terms
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Religious literature, American; Bach, Lorena, 1907-2002; Bach, Marcus, 1901-1995
Genre / Form
Literature; Letters; Paintings
Processing Information
Processed; Catie Freedman, student manuscript processor, John M. Murphy, curator; 2015.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the 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
Bach (Marcus L. and Larena) papers
Finding Aid Author
Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-04-10 09:55:02 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Marcus L. Bach (1901-1955) was a philospoher, teacher, minister, and author.

Marcus L. Bach was born on December 15, 1901 in Sauk City, Wisconsin. He studed music at the University of Wisocnisn from 1920-1922. He then went on to study ordained ministry at the Mission House College and Seminary in Plumouth, Wisconsin from 1924-1925. He married Lorena Otto Ernest on August 19, 1932 in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1936 he attended the University of Iowa and studied plawriting. He published many plays. From 1945-1964 he worked as a professor teaching tolerance and respect for all faiths and other faith related courses.

In 1964 he and his wife moved to Palos Verdes Estaes, California to provide an opportunity for both of them to further pursue their interests. Throughout his life he continued to act as a minister and traveled all around the world in order to learn about other religions and cultures. He wrote 46 books covering his experiences.

He passed away on March 26, 1995 in Los Angeles, California.

Biographical / Historical

Lorena Bach (1907-2002) was a photographer.

Lorena Bach was born on October 31, 1907 in South Bend, Texas. Her family moved to Wisconsin where she was raised. She married Marcus L. Bach on August 19, 1932 in Kansas City, Missouri. She received a degree in nutrition from UCLA but her biggest passion was photography. She traveled the world photographing various cultures.

She passed away on September 29, 2002 in Los Angeles, California.

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