George R. Blake papers

George R. Blake papers

Dates: 1943-2009

Contains materials relating to Blake's life during the war and his mission. Includes a tyepwritten history of Blake's correspondence with a German prisoner of war, a letter in German, a history of prisoners of war in Orem during World War II, images of some of these prisoners, and a history of the end of Blake's mission to Germany. Dated 1943-2009.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Blake, George R., 1918
  • Call Number: MSS 7982
  • 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.
Languages and Scripts
Materials in EnglishEnglish and GermanGerman.
Collection materials are arranged 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 the George R. Blake papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
MSS 7982; George R. Blake papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7982; LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by George R. Blake in 2011.
Acquisition Information
Donated; George R. Blake; 2011.
Subject Terms
Blake, George R., 1918-; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Germany; Religion; Military; Missionaries; Mormon Church--Missions--Germany; Politics, Government, and Law; World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Mormon; World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, American--Photographs
Processing Information
Processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2013.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007). Includes a Utah man's reminiscences on his life during World War Two and related to his mission to Germany.
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Finding Aid Title
Blake (George R.) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscripts processor, and John M. Murphy, curator.
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-04-25T11:33-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

George R. Blake (1918-) was a farmer from Utah Valley.

George R. Blake was born on March 14, 1918 in Vineyard, Utah. He was born to Samuel H. and Annie B. Blake. He grew up in Utah, where his father was a farmer. He served a mission to Germany in the 1930s. Upon returning, he was educated in college and then worked as a farmer. He currently lives in Provo, Utah.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts