Mesa Temple and Book Supply
- Usage: 1965 - 1990
Mesa Temple and Book Supply was a bookstore in Mesa, Arizona, owned by Walt and Helen Schlie from 1965-1990.
Walt and Helen Schlie opened the Mesa Temple and Book Supply store in 1965. The store was located near the Mesa, Arizona Temple belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The store closed in 1990 when Walt Schlie’s health began to fail, and an employee embezzled funds from them. Following Walt Schlie’s death, Helen Spencer Schlie reopened the bookstore under the name “Old and Rare Books and Art.”
Citation:The Beehive, via WWW, March 30, 2017 (Helen Spencer Schlie; bookstore closing)
East Valley Tribune, via WWW, March 30, 2017 (Helen Spencer Schlie; age 90)
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
This series contains records pertaining to the independent bookstores in Mesa, Arizona, owned by Helen Spencer Schlie. Records include business correspondence, advertisements, catalogs, and receipts, among others. Dated approximately 1965-2014.
Contains materials related to the work of Helen Spencer Schlie in Arizona. The collection includes documentation of her business endeavors, catalogs, correspondence. Also included are documents related to a first edition Book of Mormon she owned, LDS cultural, doctrinal, and historical items. There are many speeches by LDS leaders and poetry written by Schlie and other Mormon authors included as well. Dated approximately 1965-2014.