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Max Dickson Weaver and Ruth Mabel Stoddard Kimball Weaver family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7698

Scope and Contents

Collection contains materials and history of the personal papers of Max Dickson Weaver regarding his time as an art professor at Utah Valley University (UVU), Southern Utah University (SUU), and Brigham Young University (BYU) circa 1960-2000. Also contains scrapbooks for the Max and Ruth Weaver family including their mission, life history, and photos of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren (1900-2010).


  • 1900-2010


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 Max Dickson Weaver and Ruth Mabel Stoddard Kimball Weaver family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Ruth Mabel Stoddard Kimball Weaver (1917-2009) was the wife of Max Dickson Weaver.

Ruth Mabel Stoddard Kimball was born December 28, 1917, in Ogden, Utah, to Edwin Cleveland and Jennie Smith Stoddard. After her mother died, her father sent her to live with her aunt Marie Smith Kimball. She graduated from Logan High School and attended school at Utah State University. On December 20, 1938, she married Max Dickson Weaver. She received her degree in education from Southern Utah State College and later taught at Hillcrest Elementary for fifteen years. Ruth and Max served a mission to Nauvoo from 1982 to 1984. She passed away August 1, 2009. She was the mother of six children.

Biographical History

Max Dickson Weaver (born 1917) was a professor of art at Brigham Young University (BYU).

Max Dickson Weaver was born March 14, 1917 in Layton, Utah, to David Christopher and Sophia Dickson Weaver. He received his bachelor's degree in 1939 and his master's in art from Utah State University in 1955. He taught art for more than forty years at Helper Junior High School, Cyprus High School, Logan High School, Utah State University, Southern Utah University, and Brigham Young University. He retired from BYU in 1982. His artwork includes paintings, prints, jewelry, and crafts. Max married Ruth Mabel Stoddard Kimball December 20, 1938, and they are the parents of six children.


2 oversize boxes (1.25 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

1 oversize folder (0.1 linear ft.)

4 cartons (4 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Collection contains two series: 1. Max Dickson Weaver professional papers, 1960-2000. 2. Max Dickson and Ruth Mabel Stoddard Kimball Weaver family papers, 1900-2010.

Custodial History

Donated by Kurt Weaver and Katherine Walker in 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Kurt Weaver and Katherine Walker; 2010.


Professional papers of a local artist.

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; Peter Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2011.

Register of the Max Dickson Weaver and Ruth Mabel Stoddard Kimball Weaver family papers
Peter Hoyt and John Murphy
2011 February 9
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