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Eilene Thompson collection on Thompson family

Identifier: MSS 8232

Scope and Contents

Contains an unpublished biography, hand-made and digital scrapbook, and the personal papers of Fredric Thompson, as well as materials related to Karl G. Maeser. Materials dated approximately 1868-2013.


  • approximately 1868-2013


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 the Eilene Thompson collection of Thompson family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Eilene Thompson (born 1936) is a homemaker in Utah.

Eilene Johnson Thompson was born September 21, 1936 and spent her youth in Nampa, Idaho. She met Fredric T. Thompson (1931-2012) in 1955 and married him on August 25, 1956 in her hometown. Together they raised five children.

Due to her husband’s work, Eilene J. Thompson lived in Salt Lake City, Utah; Provo, Utah; Los Angeles, California; and Price, Utah. She currently resides in Highland, Utah.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

1 oversize folder (0.3 linear ft.)



Custodial History

The biography and scrapbook contents were collected by Fredric and Eilene Thompson. The Karl G. Maeser photograph's custodial history is written on the back of the frame. It was passed between family members in the following order: Karl G. Maeser (1828-1901), Karl Frederick Reinhard Maeser (1855-1926), Mable Maeser Tanner (1884-1971), Reinhard Maeser Tanner (1915-1991), Wesley Reinhard Tanner, Evelyn Maeser Thompson (1903-1997), and finally to Fredric T. Thompson (1931-2012). Fredric's wife Eilene then donated it to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Eilene Thompson; 2013.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Wiederhold; 2013.


Register of Eilene Thompson collection on Thompson family
Anne Wiederhold
2013 August 5
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