George D. Marler papers
Scope and Contents
Collection relates primarily to George D. Marler's research on geysers and hot springs in Yellowstone Park, and related themes. Includes an unpublished autobiography; field notebooks; correspondence; articles and books, including drafts by Marler and others; photographs; slides of thermal features in Yellowstone Park; and other items. Dated 1932 to 1977.
- Marler, George D. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
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George D. Marler was born on June 28, 1898 to George Washington Marler and Martha Christiansen in Fremont, Idaho. He served as a Latter-day Saint missionary to Central States Mission from 1919 to 1922. He began working as a ranger naturalist at Yellowstone National Park in 1931. In 1946 he married Laura Sherburne. He retired from his permanent position at Yellowstone in 1966. In 1962, Brigham Young University awarded him with an honorary doctorate degree. He received a citation for distinguished service from the United States Department of Interior in 1967 for contributions in the field of hydrothermal geology at Yellowstone National Park. He died on July 10, 1978 in Thornton, Idaho. He was buried in Little Butte Cemetery in Jefferson, Idaho.
8 cartons (8 linear ft.)
1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
Other Finding Aids
A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.
Other Finding Aids
Box-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2171.xml
Donated by Laura Marler, Kim and Barbara Turley, and Robert Witzke, 1991-1992.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Laura Marler, Kim and Barbara Turley, and Robert Witzke; 1991-1992.
LDS scholarship and historiography (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts Collecting Policy, 2009).
Processed; May 2000.
Processed; Elisabeth Ross; 2009.
Processed; Jace Packer; 2020.
- Register of the George D. Marler papers
- Processed under the direction of Curator of 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
- 2000 May
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
- Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008