Chester G. Van Buren papers
Scope and Contents
Contains handwritten journals, typescripts of journals, handwritten and typewritten correspondence to, from and concerning Van Buren and the expedition, supply lists, financial papers, certificates, passports, maps and photographs concerning the expedition. The majority of the material dates from 1900-1903.
- Majority of material found within 1900-1903
- Van Buren, Chester G., 1875-1928 (Creator, Person)
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 Chester G. Van Buren collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.
Chester G. Van Buren (1875-1928) was a member of the Brigham Young Academy South American Expedition from 1900 to 1903.
Chester G. Van Buren was born on March 15, 1875 in Manti, Utah, and reared in Orangeville, Utah. He was a member of the BYA South American Expedition which began on April 17, 1900. During the expedition, Van Buren collected plant and bird specimens for botanical and orthnilogical study. The expedition returned to Utah in 1902, but Van Buren remained in Colombia to continue gathering specimens. He returned to Provo, Utah on October 16, 1903. He died in 1928.
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA352.xml
The collection was given to Franklin S. Harris by Verena Van Buren in Chicago, Illinois in 1933. She donated the collection to the university in honor of her husband, Chester G. Van Buren.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Verena Van Buren; 1933.
University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).
Processed; Nancy Sargent; June 1983.
- Register of the Chester G. Van Buren papers
- Nancy Sargent
- June 1983
- 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.
- Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
- 2021 November 2: Additional instance added; Jamie Wiser.