Walter Claude Orem papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains a scrapbook, correspondence, newspapers clippings, and biographical statements. Most of the items are photocopied. The bulk of the materials relate to the the Salt Lake and Utah Railway Company that Orem founded.
- Orem, Walter Claude (Person)
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 Walter Claude Orem papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Walter Claude Orem was a Utah businessman involved in the railroads. Mr. Orem was born in Ray County, Missouri, 23 May 1873, the son of A. J. Orem and Martha A. Leabo. His father, who was formerly a school teacher and later a merchant, and his mother were both of English ancestry. Mr. Orem went to Salt Lake City in 1890. Later he attained success in copper and coal mining, with interests in Utah and Nevada. He was president of the Nevada Copper Belt Railroad and treasurer and director of the Castle Valley Railroad Company.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
This collection contains a scrapbook, correspondence, newspapers clippings, and biographical statements. The bulk of the materials relate to the the Salt Lake and Utah Railway Company that Orem founded.
Other Finding Aids
Folder-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS6.xml
The collection was a gift of the family of William W. Orem, the son of Walter Claude, 437 North Painter Ave., Whittier, California, in March 1961. The majority of the files and records of Walter C. Orem were destroyed by his son, William, during the summer of 1960, according to his Feb. 27, 1961 letter to Ralph W. Hansen, BYU MSS Librarian - see MSS Librarian's correspondence file.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Two photographs of Walter Claude Orem and 24 photographs (and one negative for one of the 24) of the Salt Lake and Utah Railroad were transferred to the Photograph Archives of Special Collections, Brigham Young University. Reproduction rights on photographs rest with the photographer, the subject, and Brigham Young University. A motion picture film in two parts entitled "Orem Railroad" is housed in the EMS Film Vault (#37 and #38) under the care of Jim Baird. It is available for viewing.
Processed; the Curator of 20-21st Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; 1980.
- Register of the Walter Claude Orem papers
- Geoff McLaughlin
- 2011 February 22
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.