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Clifton G. M. and Irene Pack Kerr family papers

Identifier: MSS 8844

Scope and Contents

Includes photograph albums, scrapbooks, histories, books, and other materials detailing the lives of Clifton and Irene Kerr and their family, the announcement and construction of the London Temple, Clifton's political career, important events for the two including their birthdays and funerals, cassette tapes of important events in their family (including welcome home talks, farewells, and devotionals), etc. Materials dated approximately 1848-2000 with the bulk of the materials dated between 1970-2000.


  • approximately 1851-2000
  • Majority of material found within 1970-2000


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Clifton G. M. and Irene Pack Kerr family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Clifton G. M. Kerr (1906-2000) was politician in Utah. He also served as Mormon mission president in Great Britain between 1955 and 1958.

Clifton George Mercer Kerr was born to William and Rose Kerr in Plain City, Utah on October 7, 1906. After graduating Bear River High School and LDS Business College, he served a mission in Britain. After returning, he met and married his first wife, Irene Pack, on October 27, 1931. After raising four sons, in 1955 he was called to serve as the mission president to the British Mission, where he assisted in the construction of the London Temple. In Utah, he served as both a state senator and representative for Box Elder County, Utah--serving for sixteen years in total. On 1977, Irene died and Clifton remarried to Alta Hodges, who died in 1985. On June 4, 2000 he passed away from illness at the age of 93.

Biographical History

Irene Pack Kerr (1907-1977) was a Mormon woman in Utah, and wife of Clifton G.M. Kerr. Irene Pack Kerr was born in May 3, 1907 to John A. and Margaret Hodson Pack in Kamas, Utah. After growing up in the area, she eventually married Clifton G.M. Kerr on October 8, 1931. After giving birth to four children and serving in various local Church callings in the Tremonton area (particularly as a Stake Relief Society president), between 1953 and 1956 she traveled with her husband to the British Mission, where he presided as Mission President during the construction of the London Temple. After her return to Utah, she passed away due to illness on September 6, 1977.


4 cartons (4 linear ft.)

5 oversize boxes (7.5 linear ft.)

2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

1 oversize folder (0.23 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in five series: 1. Clifton G. M. and Irene Pack Kerr photograph albums, 1920-1995. 2. Clifton G. M. and Irene Pack Kerr scrapbooks, 1928-1996. 3. Clifton G. M. and Irene Pack Kerr histories, 1851-2000. 4. Clifton G. M. and Irene Pack Kerr books, 1859-1981. 5. Clifton G. M. and Irene Pack Kerr miscellaneous materials, 1906-2000.

Custodial History

Donated by Carrie Kerr, relative of Clifton and Ireene Kerr, in March 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Carrie Kerr; March 2016.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Eric Wolford, student manuscript processor, and Cory Nimer, curator; 2016.

Register of Clifton G. M. and Irene Pack Kerr family papers
Eric Wolford
2016 October 4
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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