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George Stanton Barrus family history papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 8043

Scope and Contents

Contains bound history of John Rowberry Droubay and Annie Shields Droubay, Cyrus Tolman, Freeman Nickerson and Huldah Chapman, Foster and Lois Barrus, and others in the George Stanton Barrus family. All materials include pictures and biographies of the life events of these ancestors. Also includes one CD called "George and Anna Merlynn Droubay Barrus: The Missions Shall Never End," which contains a PDF file of George Stanton Barrus's personal history. Dated circa 2005-2012.


  • approximately 2005-2012


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 George Stanton Barrus family history papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

George Stanton Barrus (1925-) was a Communications professor at Brigham Young University.

George Stanton Barrus was born to Foster Junius and Lois Sanders Barrus on February 26, 1925 in Long Beach, California. They returned to Utah in 1927, settling in Tooele. He graduated from Tooele High School in 1943 and began attending the University of Utah. He joined the Navy that same year. He signed on with the Navy V-12 program, which allowed him to continue his pre-med education, and served until 1946. He met Anna Merlynn Droubay on leave in 1944, but his continued service in the military, followed by a mission in Stockholm Sweden Mission from 1946-1948 meant they did not marry until December 1948. They moved to Columbia, Missouri for graduate school until 1950, when they returned to Utah. They then moved to Holbrook, Arizona where Barrus worked for the Holbrook Tribune News. Their first son was born on August 10, 1950. They moved to Idaho so he could work for the Independent-Enterprise in 1953, where their second son was born. Then they moved to Salt Lake City where Barrus worked for the Granite Park Press and ad agencies in the area. He returned to school to get a degree in Elementary Education, so they moved to Cedar City, then he got an M.A. at BYU, beginning his studies in 1962. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, then they returned to Utah where he worked as a faculty member at BYU in the Communications Department, where he worked for many years. They had a total of eight children. They currently live in Provo.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Files left in original order.

Custodial History

Donated by George Barrus in 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; George Barrus; 2012.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

It includes the family history of people who lived in Utah.

Processing Information

Processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.

Register of the George Stanton Barrus family history papers
Kelsey Samuelsen, student processor, and John Murphy, curator.
10 May 2012
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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