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E. Gene Shumway papers, approximately 1940-2006

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8874 Series 3

Scope and Contents

Contains military documents, artifacts, a scrapbook kept by Gene's mother, notes, technical manuals, ephemera, and other papers relating to the military service in the U.S. Navy of E. Gene Shumway during World War II. Artifacts include a pilot's helmet. Also contains papers related to Gene's career as a sociologist and professor, including his dissertation, memos and letters, and retirement speeches. Dated approximately 1940 to 2006.


  • approximately 1940-2006


Conditions Governing Access

Open to public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

E. Gene Shumway (1925- ) was born in Arizona on August 17, 1925, to Elijah G. Shumway and Sarah Elizabeth Willis. He joined the U.S. Navy and trained as a pilot during World War II. After the war he studied sociology at Brigham Young University and the University of Utah, and went on to work as a social worker and later a university professor. He married Carolyn Blair Shumway on August 18, 1950, and after her death married Argie Shumway. He is the brother of Marjorie and Don L. Shumway.


8 folders

3 oversize boxes

2 boxes

Language of Materials