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Earl B. Vanfleet papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3247

Scope and Contents note

Collection contains papers related to the political interests and actions of Vanfleet, including correspondence, literature, and articles related to the John Birch Society and the American Party. There is correspondence between Vanfleet and individuals who were involved in political activism in Utah. Vanfleet was very active in the American Party of Utah and served as Chair for the organization, as well as writing editorials and comments to newspapers. He also collected articles and speeches about the Constitution and freedom, including several by Ezra Taft Benson. There are also several folders of personal papers, including religious notes, legal documents surrounding the death of his mother, and Vanfleet genealogy.

Dates

  • 1961-1993

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Earl Vanfleet papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Earl B. Vanfleet (1925-1993) was an electronic technician in Utah. He was a member of the John Birch Society and the American Party.

Earl Bay Vanfleet was born September 3, 1925 in Garland, Utah, to Celia Bay Vanfleet and Willard Parker Vanfleet. He graduated from South High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was drafted into the United States Army in 1943 and served in India. Following his discharge from the military he served a mission in the Western States Mission, 1946–1948, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On December 15, 1950, he married Georgia Jean Fry in the Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Temple.

Vanfleet worked as an electronic technician and retired from the University of Utah. VanFleet enjoyed photography, golfing, and politics. For much of his adult life, he was a member of the John Birch Society, and he served as Chairman for the American Party in Salt Lake County. He and his wife had eight children: Lorraine Jones, Earl Lynn, Rene Michaeli, Jeanette Vanfleet, Jeff, Joseph, Rachelle Brady, and Elyse Ipsen. He died June 20, 1993 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Extent

3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

The Earl Vanfleet collection is composed of papers related to the political interests and actions of Earl Vanfleet, including correspondence, literature, and articles related to the John Birch Society and the American Party.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Howard Vanfleet; 2006.

Appraisal note

Utah political history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.I, 2007).

Processing Information note

Processed; Thomasina Morris; 2010.
Title
Register of Earl B. Vanfleet papers
Status
Completed
Author
Thomasina Morris (student processor)
Date
10 January 2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States