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Masao Nerio collection of Brigham Young University memorabilia

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 5630

Scope and Contents

Contains various items of Brigham Young University and Utah memorabilia. Items include Utah sales tax tokens, a BYU towel service token and a wooden piece of goal post from a Brigham Young University victory over the University of Utah in 1942.


  • 1943-1945


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 Masao Nerio collection of Brigham Young University memorabilia must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Masao (Art) Nerio (1924- ) is a Japanese American, former Brigham Young University student (1943-1945), business/real estate investor, and former owner of a southern California airport.

Masao Nerio is the eldest son of Japanese immigrants, Koichi and Toyo Nerio. During World War II, the Nerio family was interned at the Rohwer War Relocation Center in Arkansas, but Masao was able to attend BYU between 1943 and 1945. Brigham Young University was one of the few colleges that accepted Japanese Americans during the war, and Masao was one of seven Japanese American BYU students at that time.

After the war years, the Nerio family farm was still intact. Masao worked in the early morning hours to bring produce such as chives or red leaf lettuce to supermarket buyers. In 1947, the Nerio family bought the now closed Meadowlark Airport in Huntington Beach, California. Masao actively managed Meadowlark for nearly two decades (1970-1989). He still resides in Huntington Beach, California.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)




Retained in original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Masao (Art) Nerio in January of 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Masao (Art) Nerio; January 2013.


University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Joseph Wiest; February 11, 2013.


Register of Masao Nerio collection of Brigham Young University memorabilia
Joseph Wiest
2013 Feb 12
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