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Arthur Gaeth papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1934

Scope and Contents note

Collection includes news reports, newspaper clippings, drafts of articles with handwritten corrections, photographs, and money created and collected by Gaeth between 1923 and 1983. The materials relate to Gaeth's news coverage of World War II in Europe. The items also relate to the diplomacy of the era and to the start of the Nuremberg War Crimes trials. The currency is from 1923 Germany and is greatly inflated.


  • approximately 1923-1983


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

Biographical History

Arthur Gaeth (1915-1984) was a Mormon Church leader, author, and journalist.

Arthur Gaeth (1915-1984) was a Mormon Church leader, author, and journalist. He served as a missionary in Germany, and a mission president in Czechoslovakia, between the two World Wars. He later returned to Europe as a journalist, covering post-war diplomacy and the Nuremberg War Crimes tribunal.


9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Papers related to Arthur Gaeth's career as a journalist during WWII, including materials related to Germany, 1923-1983.

Custodial History note

Donated by Arthur Gaeth in 1983 and 1989.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Arthur Gaeth; 1983 and 1989.

Appraisal note

Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Related Archival Materials note

MSS SC 2017 Arthur Gaeth papers, 1941-1982.

Processing Information note

Processed; October 2007.

Register of Arthur Gaeth papers, circa 1923-1983
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States