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G. Stanley McAllister papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7511

Scope and Contents

Collection contains the personal papers and the church papers of G. Stanley McAllister. These papers consist of letters, blueprints, clippings, programs, brochures, and other related ephemera. The papers document the time that Stanley served as the stake president of the New York Stake and helped with the organization of the Mormon Pavilion at the World Fair. The papers of Adelaide McAllister and Robert Vernon are also in this collection.


  • 1943-2003


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

Biographical History

G. Stanley McAllister (1900-1970) was a Mormon business and ecclesiastical leader in New York.

G. Stanley McAllister was born February 10, 1900 to George Stanley McAllister and Helen Janette (Nettie) Maeser in Salt Lake City, Utah. On September 1, 1926, he married Donnette Kesler in Salt Lake City. When Donnette passed away in 1949, the couple was living in Manhattan, New York. G. Stanley McAllister worked as an executive of CBS, a Vice President and General Manager of Lord and Taylor Department Store in New York City, and later the Vice President of their parent company, Associated Dry Goods Corporation. He had also served in the United States Army. On October 10, 1951, he married Adelaide Neilson. Stanley also served as the President of the New York Stake for many years. During his time as stake president, he helped to organize the Mormon Pavilion Exhibit at the World Fair in New York. He died June 20, 1970 in Manhattan, New York.


1 oversize folder (0.3 linear feet)

11 cartons ((11 linear feet) )

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

More detailed finding aid available in the repository upon request.

Custodial History

Donated by Wesley Johnson in 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Wesley Johnson; 2009.


This collection is important because it illustrates some of the processes that the stakes in New York had to go through to put the Mormon Pavilion at the World Fair together.

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

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2009.

G. Stanley McAllister papers
Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator
2009 December 8
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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