George Stanton Barrus family history papers

George Stanton Barrus family history papers

Dates: approximately 2005-2012

Contains bound history of John Rowberry Droubay and Annie Shields Droubay, Cyrus Tolman, Freeman Nickerson and Huldah Chapman, Foster and Lois Barrus, and others in the George Stanton Barrus family. All materials include pictures and biographies of the life events of these ancestors. Also includes one CD called "George and Anna Merlynn Droubay Barrus: The Missions Shall Never End," which contains a PDF file of George Stanton Barrus's personal history. Dated circa 2005-2012.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Barrus, George Stanton, 1925
  • Call Number: MSS 8043
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Files left in 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 Stanton Barrus family history 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 8043; George Stanton Barrus family history papers; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8043, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by George Barrus in 2012.
Acquisition Information
Donated; George Barrus; 2012.
Subject Terms
Barrus, George Stanton, 1925---Family; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Home and Family; Mormon pioneers; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
CD-ROMs; Family histories
Processing Information
Processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts. It includes the family history of people who lived in Utah.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Barrus (George Stanton) family history papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kelsey Samuelsen, student processor, and John Murphy, curator.
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-10-14T08:20-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

George Stanton Barrus (1925-) was a Communications professor at Brigham Young University.

George Stanton Barrus was born to Foster Junius and Lois Sanders Barrus on February 26, 1925 in Long Beach, California. They returned to Utah in 1927, settling in Tooele. He graduated from Tooele High School in 1943 and began attending the University of Utah. He joined the Navy that same year. He signed on with the Navy V-12 program, which allowed him to continue his pre-med education, and served until 1946. He met Anna Merlynn Droubay on leave in 1944, but his continued service in the military, followed by a mission in Stockholm Sweden Mission from 1946-1948 meant they did not marry until December 1948. They moved to Columbia, Missouri for graduate school until 1950, when they returned to Utah. They then moved to Holbrook, Arizona where Barrus worked for the Holbrook Tribune News. Their first son was born on August 10, 1950. They moved to Idaho so he could work for the Independent-Enterprise in 1953, where their second son was born. Then they moved to Salt Lake City where Barrus worked for the Granite Park Press and ad agencies in the area. He returned to school to get a degree in Elementary Education, so they moved to Cedar City, then he got an M.A. at BYU, beginning his studies in 1962. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, then they returned to Utah where he worked as a faculty member at BYU in the Communications Department, where he worked for many years. They had a total of eight children. They currently live in Provo.

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