Joseph B. Keeler family papers
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2016
Scope and Contents
Includes journals, biographical sketches, correspondence, articles, lesson manuals, published and unpublished manuscripts, photographs, and ephemera. The bulk of the material was created by Joseph B. Keeler's descendants, who used his papers as they compiled their published family history, "Build Thee More Stately" (1989). The collection focuses on family history, religion, education, and professional organizations.
- approximately 1840-1990
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 Collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Joseph Brigham Keeler (1855-1935) was one of the original twenty-nine students of Brigham Young Academy and later served on the faculty for thirty-six years. In the Brigham Young Academy and University administrations, he served as first counselor to Karl Maeser, Benjamin Cluff, and George Brimhall. Keeler taught in the Commercial and Theology departments and wrote the first two Aaronic Priesthood manuals in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a bulding mission to the St. George Temple (1874-75), a proselytizing mission to the Southern States Mission (1880-2), and served as Provo 4th Ward bishop, counselor and president of the Utah Stake, patriarch, and member of the General Priesthood Committee on Outlines.
5 boxes (2.5 linear feet)
Other Finding Aids
Finding aid available in repository.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2016.xml
The Joseph B. Keeler Collection is an artifiicial collection created from the 1996 donations of Ellen Keeler Thompson. A granddaughter of Joseph and Martha Keeler, Ellen Thompson donated three cartons of materials to BYU on 28 February 1996. Part of these three cartons have been processed into MSS 2016 [Joseph B. Keeler Collection] as well as a few original Joseph Keeler items from the Daniel M. Keeler donation a89-628. The three cartons donated by Thompson did not reflect the ordering used in writing "Build Thee More Stately," nor display the order in which she received the materials. Additionally, Daniel M. Keeler, one of the last living children of Joseph B. Keeler, donated his father's journal on 27 August 1980. This original journal has also been incorporated into MSS 2016.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
- Brigham Young Academy -- Faculty
- Brigham Young Academy
- Brigham Young University -- Faculty
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Missions
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Provo 4th Ward (Provo, Utah)
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Southern States Mission
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Utah Stake
- Family histories
- Handbooks and manuals
- Keeler family
- Keeler, Joseph B. (Joseph Brigham), 1855-1935
- Material Types
- Provo (Utah)
- Saint George (Utah)
- St. George Temple (Saint George, Utah)
- Territorial Enquirer (Provo City, Utah)
- Register of Joseph B. Keeler family papers
- Garrett Schroath
- 2011 March 15
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.