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Gertrude L. Marcus papers, 1907-1955

 Series
Identifier: MSS 3775 Series 2
Materials include the personal and business letters, and collected papers of Gertrude L. Marcus. Included are her papers concerning her involvement with the Women's National Aeronautical Association (W.N.A.A.), incoming letters concerning familial news, and various daybooks. Dated 1907-1955.

Dates

  • 1907-1955

Creator

Access Note

Open for public research. Negatives are kept separate in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions of Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Marcus family papers and photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

8 folders

3 boxes

4 oversize folders

Biographical History

Gertrude Levin Marcus (1885-1955) was the founder and president of the Salt Lake City Unit of the Women's National Aeronautical ASsociation and wife of Salt Lake City mayor Louis Marcus.

Gertrude Levin Marcus was born in 1885 in Chicago, Illinois to Hyman and Jennie Shocken Levin. She lived in Pueblo, Colorado until her marriage to Louis Marcus in Salt Lake City, Utah on January 16, 1912. On April 22, 1919, she gave birth to Louis Howard Marcus, her only child.

Along with managing her household and raising her son, she was the founder and president of the Salt Lake City Unit of the Women's National Aeronautical Association, was one of the founders of the Town Club, and was a supporter of the Garden Club, as well as being a member of the Alta Club and the Salt Lake Country Club. Later she became a member of the board of directors of the Neighborhood House, as well as sponsored and supervised construction of the Neighborhood House Thrift Shop. She was commonly referred to in business correspondence and newspaper articles as Mrs. L. Marcus or Mrs. Louis Marcus.

She died on May 25, 1955 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged into 5 subseries: 1. Gertrude L. Marcus letters, daybooks, and other papers, 1907-1953. 2. Gertrude L. Marcus Women's National Aeronautical Association papers, 1932-1938. 3. Gertrude L. Marcus travel papers, 1937-1941. 4. Gertrude L. Marcus memorial resolutions, 1933-1936. 5. Gertrude L. Marcus books, 1913-1955.

Other Finding Aids

Box-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS3775.xml

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States