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Earl Stanley Paul diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1797

Scope and Contents

Handwritten diaries kept in 10 volumes from 1912 to 1979. There are many gaps. Paul writes about his mission to Samoa from 1912 to 1916, his service in the United States Army from 1918 to 1919 in France, his marriage, Mormon church activities, and his second mission to Samoa. He also includes autobiographical materials with the diary entries. Also included area typewritten autobiography, a family history, a volume of miscellaneous correspondence and certificates, and drafts of his writings. Also included are a few photographs of people Paul associated with in the administration of Weber College in Ogden, Utah.


  • 1912-1979


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

Biographical History

Mormon missionary, building contractor, school teacher, and writer who lived in Ogden, Utah.


1 folder

16 v. (10 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Related Materials

Box 2/folder 7 contains a folder that outlines some history of Weber College and contains some photos. One photograph of Paul's family members is also located in a diary in box 1/folder 3. This photograph was stapled onto page 443 and has been moved to the cold vault, a photocopy of the original picture has been put in its place.

Register of Earl Stanley Paul diaries
Garrett Schroath
2011 July 20
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