William Schaubel Partridge papers
File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2342
Scope and Contents
He joined the army in 1942 and trained as a pilot in California, Texas, and New Mexico. Contains photocopies and originals of family histories; AAF (Army Air Force) documents including orders; promotions, and pay papers; original copies of "Stars and Stripes" military newspaper that Partridge used as a form of communication to his family about military operations he participated in (Partridge communicated by placing a check on side of the article that relates to him); a memorial booklet celebrating the life of Partridge that includes much information about his genealogy, life, career at the University of Utah and service as a leader in the LDS Church; photocopies of his AAF class album (1943); copies of correspondence between Partridge and his family during the war and excerpt photograph copies of Partidge's World War II photo scrapbook, including bombing runs over Germany, group shots of crew and views of England.
- circa 1935-1999
- Partridge, William Schaubel (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open without restriction. All photographs are housed in cold storage and require 24 hour notice for use.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Partridge was a Wyoming native and a B-17 bomber pilot in the 323rd Bombardment Squadron, 91st Bombardment Group, 8th Army Air Force during World War II. After the war, he studied chemistry at the University of Wyoming and the University of Utah (1951). He was a chemistry professor at the U of U, and a local church leader in Salt Lake.
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
In the possession of the creator until turned over to his daughter Nancy Plagge. Plagge donated this material to the Harold B. Lee Library in 2002.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Nancy Plagge; 2002.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
- Bomber pilots
- Fort Laramie (Wyo.)
- Lancaster (Calif.)
- Marfa (Tex.)
- Mormons -- Military service
- Papers (Documents)
- Politics, Government, and Law
- Roswell (N.M.)
- Salt Lake City (Utah)
- University of Utah
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Europe
- World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Personal narratives
- Register of William Schaubel Partridge papers
- Andrea Wyss
- 2011 March 4
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.