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Sheldon Riser Brewster papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1980

Scope and Contents

Autobiographies, official correspondence, newspaper clippings, certificates, and miscellaneous items. These materials document the life and civic and church careers of Brewster. They include letters from prominent Utah politicians and newsletters Brewster sent to members of his ward who were in the U.S. military forces during World War II.


  • 1919-1975


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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

Biographical Sketch

Mormon businessman, church leader, and Utah politician. Brewster served as a bishop for 18 years and as a member of a stake presidency for 13 years for the Mormon Church. He also served as speaker of the Utah House of Representatives (1941-1959).


50 items (0.18 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Donated by Sheldon R. Brewster in 1982.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Sheldon R. Brewster; 1982.


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

Register of Sheldon Riser Brewster papers
In Progress
Benjamin Sipes
2010 September 16
Description rules
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