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Earl Maeser photographs

Identifier: MSS 6764

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains 166 photographs collected by Earl Maeser throughout his life. The collection includes US Military Postcards, other Army/Navy related photographs, photographs from Cuba, Panama, and Victoria, British Columbia which include photographs of the Butchart's Gardens. The rest of the collection consists of miscellaneous family photographs. Collection dates range from 1920-1970.


  • 1920-1970


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 Earl Maeser photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Earl Maeser (1899-1984) was an active in the U.S. Navy and a former member of the Salt Lake Board of Education.

Earl Maeser was born in Thatcher, Arizona on October 1, 1899. He was the son of Emil and Lillian Loveland Maeser and the grandson of Karl G. Maeser. He served with the Utah National Guard on the Mexican Border in 1916. Then he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1923. Later he was an agent for the Bureau of Internal Revenue in Florida and then went on to be a high school teacher and principal in Weston, Malad and Montpelier, Idaho. He was an active reserve commander in the U.S. Navy in the Battle of Guadalcanal and the recapture of the Phillipines. He was a former member of the Salt Lake Board of Education and was a past President of the Utah Retired Teachers Association. He died in Provo, Utah, on February 3, 1984.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)




This collection of photographs was collected by Earl Maeser.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Custodial History note

These photographs were donated by Margaret M. Cannon, daughter of Earl Maeser, to Special Collections in February 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Margaret M. Cannon; 2009.

Appraisal note

Photographic Archives; Photographs.

Processing Information note

Processed; Whitney Peterson; 2009.


Register of Earl Maeser photographs
Whitney Peterson
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