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Daniel Mandeville Keeler papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3091

Scope and Contents note

Collection contains vast information on the family history of Keeler and his wife, Virginia Christensen. Included in the collection are pedigrees, family group records, books of remembrance, and binders full of family information gathered from various places in the country, notably Utah and New Jersey. Most of the information in this collection is handwritten by Keeler. The collection also includes documentation related to Keeler's church callings. His handwritten notes show the happenings of the Provo 8th Ward in the Provo East Stake. There is a history of the 8th ward, including family histories of long-time ward members from the creation of the ward to the late 1950s. This information is typed and bound. Finally, the collection contains records of the Church work done in the Provo 8th Ward, including temple work and church attendance.


  • 1900-1990


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Daniel Mandeville Keeler papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Daniel Mandeville Keeler (1900-1990) was a local Mormon leader in Utah.

Daniel Mandeville Keeler, son of Joseph Brigham and Martha Alice Fairbanks Keeler, was born in Provo, Utah, October 28, 1900. He began his schooling in 1905, attending Brigham Young University from his entrance to kindergarten to his exit from college. After he completed his education, Keeler moved to Carbon County, Utah, with his wife, Virginia Christensen. In Standardville, Keeler was given Sunday School assignments and priesthood positions in his Church ward. He later became a member of the branch presidency, later becoming president of the branch his family lived in. He also served in various stake and local activities. His wife, also active in social and church obligations, headed the Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association (YWMIA). After living in Standardville for twenty years, Keeler became an employee of the United States Steel Corporation at Geneva, Utah, where he worked for twenty-three years. During this time his children, as well as their mother, finished their college work. Throughout his life, Daniel Keeler and his wife, Virginia, dedicated much of their time to genealogical and historical research, building on the information their parents had already discovered. Keeler died July 17, 1990.


1 oversize box (0.5 linear ft.)

17 boxes (8.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Collection contains Daniel Mandeville Keeler's family history work. Collection also contains correspondences, and notes from Keeler's various Church positions.

Custodial History note

Contents maintained by the family until the time of donation.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Ellen Thompson; 2003.

Appraisal note

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; much of the contents pertain to the Latter-day Saint Keeler family living in the 19th century.

Related Archival Materials note

See also Build thee more stately: a history of Joseph Brigham and Martha Fairbanks Keeler and their children (8670.1 .K2452k 1989; Harold B. Lee Library, Special Collections Department, Americana Collection; Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.)

See also Register to the Joseph Brigham Keeler (1855-1935) collection (MSS 2016; Harold B. Lee Library, Special Collections Department, Americana Collection; Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah).

Processing Information note

Processed; Lissa Bogart; 2008.

Register of Daniel Mandeville Keeler papers
Lissa Bogart
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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