Earl Maeser photographs

Earl Maeser photographs

Dates: 1920-1970

This collection contains 166 photographs collected by Earl Maeser throughout his life. The collection includes US Military Postcards, other Army/Navy related photographs, photographs from Cuba, Panama, and Victoria, British Columbia which include photographs of the Butchart's Gardens. The rest of the collection consists of miscellaneous family photographs. Collection dates range from 1920-1970.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Maeser, Earl, 1899-1984
  • Call Number: MSS 6764
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Photograph Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Technical Requirements
Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Earl Maeser photographs 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 6764; Earl Maeser photographs; Photographic Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6764, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These photographs were donated by Margaret M. Cannon, daughter of Earl Maeser, to Special Collections in February 2009.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Margaret M. Cannon; 2009.
Subject Terms
Maeser family--Photographs; Maeser, Earl, 1899-1984; United States. Army--Photographs; United States. Navy--Photographs; Havana (Cuba)--Photographs; Malad City (Idaho)--Photographs; Material Types; Panama--Photographs; Philippines--Photographs; Victoria (B.C.)--Photographs
Genre / Form
Photographs; Postcards
Processing Information
Processed; Whitney Peterson; 2009.
Appraisal Information
Photographic Archives; Photographs.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Maeser (Earl) photographs
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Whitney Peterson
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-02T04:02-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Earl Maeser (1899-1984) was an active in the U.S. Navy and a former member of the Salt Lake Board of Education.

Earl Maeser was born in Thatcher, Arizona on October 1, 1899. He was the son of Emil and Lillian Loveland Maeser and the grandson of Karl G. Maeser. He served with the Utah National Guard on the Mexican Border in 1916. Then he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1923. Later he was an agent for the Bureau of Internal Revenue in Florida and then went on to be a high school teacher and principal in Weston, Malad and Montpelier, Idaho. He was an active reserve commander in the U.S. Navy in the Battle of Guadalcanal and the recapture of the Phillipines. He was a former member of the Salt Lake Board of Education and was a past President of the Utah Retired Teachers Association. He died in Provo, Utah, on February 3, 1984.

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