Sheldon Riser Brewster papers

Sheldon Riser Brewster papers

Dates: 1919-1975

Autobiographies, official correspondence, newspaper clippings, certificates, and miscellaneous items. These materials document the life and civic and church careers of Brewster. They include letters from prominent Utah politicians and newsletters Brewster sent to members of his ward who were in the U.S. military forces during World War II.

  • Extent: 50 items (0.18 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brewster, Sheldon Riser, 1901
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1980
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Sheldon Riser Brewster 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 SC 1980; Sheldon Riser Brewster papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1980, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Sheldon R. Brewster in 1982.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Sheldon R. Brewster; 1982.
Subject Terms
Utah. Legislature--History--Sources; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Home and Family; Legislators--Utah--Correspondence; Mormon Church--Bishops--Utah--Salt Lake City; Mormons--Utah--Salt Lake City--History--Sources; Salt Lake City (Utah)--History--Sources; Social Life and Customs; Utah--Politics and government
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Certificates; Letters
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, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Brewster (Sheldon Riser) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-04T17:04-0600
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Biographical Sketch

Mormon businessman, church leader, and Utah politician. Brewster served as a bishop for 18 years and as a member of a stake presidency for 13 years for the Mormon Church. He also served as speaker of the Utah House of Representatives (1941-1959).

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts