Aage B. Giessing Walker Monuments booklets

Aage B. Giessing Walker Monuments booklets

Dates: 1994-2012

Collection contains booklets of headstone designs. Many of them cater to the Mormon population because they use Mormon temples and phrases like "Together Forever". Dated 1994-2012.

  • Extent: 3 folders (0.25 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Giessing, Aage B.
  • Call Number: MSS 6766
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Files left in their original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Aage B. Giessing collection of Walker Monument booklets 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 6766; Aage B. Giessing Walker Monuments booklets; 20th-21st Century Western and Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6766, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These are older booklets that have since been replaced with updated versions.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Aage B. Giessing; 2007.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Material Types; Sepulchral monuments--United States; Tombs-United States
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Whitney Parry, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2009. Addition processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007.) This belongs in the 20th-21st Century Western and Mormon Americana because it represents a unique aspect of the LDS culture in the Western United States.
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Finding Aid Title
Giessing (Aage B.) Walker Monuments booklets
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Whitney Parry, student assistant
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-06-05T12:47-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Aage B. Giessing is a Swedish immigrant who owns Walker Monuments.

Aage B. Giessing was born in 1945 in Sweden. His family immigrated to the United States in 1948. He is the current owner of Walker Monuments, a company that was started in 1904. They create designs for headstones, especially ones that cater to the LDS population.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts