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John K. Fetzer papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3205

Scope and Contents

Includes photo albums, scrapbooks, newspapers, and pamphlets from Fetzer's missionary service in Germany between 1933 and 1936, as well as correspondence and other materials from the Fetzers's activities. Also includes the autobiography of Naomi Elizabeth Steenblik Fetzer.


  • 1933-1965


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 John K. Fetzer papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

John K. Fetzer (1915-2007) was a Mormon businessman in Utah.

John K. Fetzer was born January 22, 1915 to Kasper J. Fetzer and Bertha Buttler Fetzer in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended school there, graduating from LDS High School in 1931. He attended the University of Utah for two years, and was subsequently called to serve in the Swiss-German Mission from 1933 to 1936. Over the course of his mission Elder Fetzer was able to observe the growth of the Nazi Party in Germany. Following his return from his mission he worked at the Salt Lake Cabinet and Fixture Company, a business established by his father in 1909. On September 14 he married Naomi Elizabeth Steenblik in the Salt Lake Temple. John built his career working at Salt Lake Cabinet and Fixture, which was later renamed Fetzer's Incorporated. He later became president of the company, and devoted his professional life to the development of the business. In addition to his professional and family activities, he and his family relocated to Germany in 1964, where he served as mission president of the South German Mission from 1964 to 1966. His wife, Naomi Elizabeth Fetzer, died in 2001. Fetzer died in 2007.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; John K. Fetzer; 2005.


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 John K. Fetzer papers
Amy Perez
2011 April 4
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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