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Claudius R. Dodge papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1480

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains the papers and correspondence of Claudius R. Dodge. There are papers and drawings concerning patented inventions. Mr. Dodge’s papers also include improvement ideals, which were prompted by events of the times, evidenced by the great many newspapers present in the collection. The topics of his correspondence are varied, including letters with LDS church authorities, politicians, newspapers, and family members. There is also a brief journal included. The inclusive dates of the collection are 1914-1971.


  • 1914-1971


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

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

Biographical History

Clauius R. Dodge (1885-1974) was an LDS inventor, promoter, and businessman from Utah.

Mr. Dodge was born 24 August 1885, near Saint George, Utah. He married Clara Evelyn Taylor on February 17, 1917, and they had at least one son and two daughters. Mr. Dodge was an inventor, promoter, and businessman. He was an LDS church member who was very alert to the world around him. His main business was a dealership operated in Salt Lake City, known as Dodge Bros., started in 1914. Mr. Dodge died May 22, 1974.


5 cartons (5 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Papers and correspondence on various subjects belonging to Claudius R. Dodge, 1914-1971.

Custodial History note

Donated by Mrs. Bonnie Grastert in 1974.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Mrs. Bonnie Grastert; 1974.

Appraisal note

Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information note

Processed; Melissa Cowles; 24 October 2007.

Register of Claudius R. Dodge papers
Melissa Cowles, Karen Glenn, student processors and John Murphy, curator
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States