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Maeser Building Cornerstone Box collection

Maeser Building Cornerstone Box collection

Dates: 1887-1909

Includes items dated 1887-1909 sealed in the cornerstone of the Karl G. Maeser building in 1909 and removed in 1975 as part of the University's centennial celebration. Items include articles of incorporation, songs, pennants, albums, pamphlets, directories, poetry, photo albums, LDS scriptures and hymn book, copies of the Blue and White, and two articles by N.L. Nelson--Scientific Aspects of Mormonism, and, The Mormon Point of View.

  • Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: UA 542
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University 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
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Maeser Building Cornerstone Box collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: UA 542; Maeser Building Cornerstone Box collection; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: UA 542, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Includes items dated 1887-1909 sealed in the cornerstone of the Karl G. Maeser building in 1909 and removed in 1975 as part of the University's centennial celebration.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 1975.
Separated Material
The following coins were transferred from the Maeser Cornerstone Box to the cornerstone box of the Harold B. Lee Library in April 1976 at the request of the university administration. 1884 Silver Dollar 1889 Half Dollar 1898 Quarter 1905 Dime 1891 Nickel 1902 Nickel 1899 Penny 1902 Penny 1909 Penny Certificates and diplomas from the following schools of BYU which were placed in UA 312 Oversize Collection in University Archives: School of Agriculture, blank certificate Preparatory School, blank certificate Church Normal Training School, issued to Ernest Partridge, Jan. 4, 1892 Kindergarten Normal, blank certificate Normal School, blank certificate High School, blank certificate Brigham Young University School of Arts and Trades The originals of the photograph and postcard photocopies in Folder 1 of Box 54 are stored in Photo Archives.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA542.xml
Subject Terms
Karl G. Maeser Building (Provo, Utah); Nelson, Nels L. (Nels Lars), 1862-1946; Articles of incorporation; Colleges and Universities; Education
Processing Information
Processed; James Cloward.
Appraisal Information
University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_UA542
Finding Aid Title
Maeser Building Cornerstone Box collection
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by James Cloward
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-09-06T13:16-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008


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Cory Nimer
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