Mark Anderson papers

Mark Anderson papers

Dates: approximately 1931-2003

Includes Anderson's personal and professional papers relating to wildlife, conservation, municipal utilities, mayoral terms, and politics in Utah from the 1930s to 1950s. Collection includes newspaper clippings, annual reports, statistical studies of public power, magazines, speeches, correspondence, and official government documents. Also contains a biography, written in 2003, entitled Mark, Arlene & Lillian: A History, by Roberta Ord Anderson, a family and professional history of Mark Anderson, Sr.

  • Extent: 1 oversize box (1.66 linear ft.). -- 11 cartons (11 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Anderson, Mark, 1889-1962. -- Anderson, Roberta Ord, 1922
  • Call Number: MSS 2807
  • 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 the Mark Anderson 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 2807; Mark Anderson papers; 20th 21st Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: MSS 2807, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Mark and Roberta Anderson to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections in 1986 and in 2003.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Mark and Roberta Anderson; 1986, 2003.
Other Finding Aids
Box-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Anderson, Mark, 1889-1962; Electric power--Conservation; Electric power--Utah--Provo; Environment and Conservation; Environmental Conditions; Provo (Utah); Provo (Utah)--Politics and government; Wildlife conservation
Genre / Form
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Letters; Pamphlets; Speeches, addresses, etc., American
Processing Information
Processed; Taylor M. Dix; December 2003.
Appraisal Information
Environmental history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VI, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Anderson (Mark) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Taylor M. Dix
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-08-05T10:16-0600
Finding Aid Language
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Mark Anderson, Sr. (1889-1962) was the owner and manager of the Hotel Roberts in Provo, Utah. He was an active member of the United States Forest Service and served as the Utah State Fish and Game Director several times.

Anderson was born in Idaho and married Arlene Stevens in 1918. She passed away in 1925, and he later married Lillian Gardner in 1926. He was the owner and manager of the Hotel Roberts, in Provo, Utah, and served as the chair of the Municipal Power Committee in Provo, Utah. He later served as mayor in the same town from 1935-1941, and from 1946-1947. In between mayoral terms, he accepted a position as the Utah State Fish and Game Director. He was an active member of the United States Forest Service and represented forest and conservation groups in various capacities. He served as the president of the Utah Municipal League in 1940.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts