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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


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.

Biographical History

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.)

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Custodial History

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).

Register of William Schaubel Partridge papers
Andrea Wyss
2011 March 4
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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