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Emily M. Carlisle club papers, 1905-1974

Identifier: MSS 2337 Series 8

Scope and Contents note

Series contains documents, reports, minutes, biographies, newsletters, and records pertaining to various clubs and organizations in which Emily M. Carlisle participated between 1905 and 1974.


  • Other: 1905-1974


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Open for public research.

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

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Emily Stevenson McDonald Carlisle was born September 6, 1886, to Francis McDonald and Rozella Stevenson in Big Cottonwood (now Holladay), Utah. She was the oldest of eleven children. In 1907, she graduated from University of Utah Normal School and received her Master's degree from the University of Utah in 1916. During the summers of 1918 and 1923, Emily interned at Columbia University. Her education continued throughout all her life as she took summer sessions at University of California and University of Utah. In 1952, she received her MS from the University of Utah.

Emily married Harvey Cartwright Carlisle on 19 July 1923. She would have two children in this marriage: Isabelle and Frank McDonald Carlisle. Harvey had children from his other marriages who came to accept Emily as their mother. Harvey died 3 July 1935, leaving Emily a widow. She never remarried.

Beginning in 1907, Emily began teaching in Granite District, Utah. From 1916-1923, she was the head of the English Department at Granite High School. In 1935, Emily began teaching at Cyprus Junior and Senior High School. During this time, she was an advisor of the yearbook which won many national awards.

In addition to Carlisle's accomplishments as a teacher, she was very active in church service, social service, and politics. She served as Director of Cottonwood Stake Maternity Hospital, 1926-1931; first President of the Granite PTA Council, 1924-1925; President of Twin Peaks Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1956-1958; Member of Eighteenth Session of the State Legislature, 1935-1936 and 1947-1948; President of Utah Council of Teachers of English; and many other things.

During the last years of her life, Emily lived with her children Frank, in New York, and then with Isabelle Carlisle Packard, in California. Emily died in San Luis Obispo, California on January 24, 1975.


12 folders

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Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States