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Thane J. Packer : a Mormon scouter and family man

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Identifier: MSS 2384

Scope and Contents

This autobiographical account discusses Packer's youth in Fielding, Utah, his mission to the Eastern States, his education, his marriage and children, his involvement with the Boy Scouts of America, and his teaching at Brigham Young University. It also gives brief histories of his parents.


  • 1950


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Biographical History

Thane J. Packer was born December 12, 1914 in Fielding, Utah. He attended Utah State University and graduated with a Bachelor in Science in 1939. He received his Masters degree in Health Education from Brigham Young University and a doctorate in Education from the University of Utah. He taught school in Logan, Utah and then served as an executive for the Boy Scouts of America. He joined the faculty of Brigham Young University in 1959. He served as Chairman of the Department of Youth Leadership in the College of Physical Education. He married Palmyra Bean in 1937 and they had four children.


1 volume (0.05 linear ft)



Custodial History

Gift of Thane J. Packer, 2000.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Thane J. Packer; 2000.


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 Thane J. Packer : a Mormon scouter and family man
Rose Frank
2011 March 7
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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