Walter Howard Draper papers
Scope and Contents
- Draper, Walter Howard, 1909-1987 (Creator, Person)
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Walter Howard Draper was born on September 21, 1909, in Wellington, Utah, to parents Walter Nephi and Clara Maud Critchlow Draper. Draper attended Brigham Young University (BYU), where he played basketball and studied agronomy and geology. He interrupted his studies in 1936 to serve an LDS mission to Holland; then returned to BYU to graduate in 1942. He joined the U.S. Air Force, and served as an intelligence officer, and was involved in the liberation of U.S. prisoners of war. After the war, he married Jane Renee Olmiccia, and had two children. They were later divorced. He then married Constance Ross. He had two step-children.
Draper worked as a personnel officer at Norton and Edwards Air Force Bases. He also spent several years working as a soil scientist for the Bureau of Reclamation in Colorado, Nevada, Washington, and Utah. At the time of his retirement in 1981, he was the Utah County Flood Control Director, and authored the county's first comprehensive flood plan.
After he retired, the Drapers served two LDS missions to Holland, served in the Provo temple, and as a new missionary escort at the Provo Missionary Training Center.
Draper died on 18 January 1987, in Provo, Utah.
1 carton (1.0 linear ft.)
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
3 oversize folders (0.6 linear ft.)
1 oversize box (0.25 linear ft.)
Donated by Lawrence E. B. Draper in 2014.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Lawrence E. B. Draper; 2014.
Processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscript processor; and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.
Processed; Margaret Weddle, student manuscript processor; and John M. Murphy, curator; 2014.
Processed; Carol Allred, student manuscript processor; and John M. Murphy, curator; 2017.
- 45 rpm records
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Missions--Netherlands
- Draper, Walter Howard, 1909-1987 -- Archives
- Military records
- Missions and Missionaries
- Mormon missionaries -- Netherlands
- Politics, Government, and Law
- Printed ephemera
- United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Register of Walter Howard Draper papers
- Karen Glenn, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
- 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.