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Mark Anderson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2807

Scope and Contents note

Includes Anderson's personal and professional papers relating to wildlife, conservation, municipal utilities, mayoral terms, and politics in Utah from the 1930s to 1950s. Collection includes newspaper clippings, annual reports, statistical studies of public power, magazines, speeches, correspondence, and official government documents. Also contains a biography, written in 2003, entitled Mark, Arlene & Lillian: A History, by Roberta Ord Anderson, a family and professional history of Mark Anderson, Sr.

Dates

  • approximately 1931-2003

Creator

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 Mark Anderson papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Mark Anderson, Sr. (1889-1962) was the owner and manager of the Hotel Roberts in Provo, Utah. He was an active member of the United States Forest Service and served as the Utah State Fish and Game Director several times.

Anderson was born in Idaho and married Arlene Stevens in 1918. She passed away in 1925, and he later married Lillian Gardner in 1926. He was the owner and manager of the Hotel Roberts, in Provo, Utah, and served as the chair of the Municipal Power Committee in Provo, Utah. He later served as mayor in the same town from 1935-1941, and from 1946-1947. In between mayoral terms, he accepted a position as the Utah State Fish and Game Director. He was an active member of the United States Forest Service and represented forest and conservation groups in various capacities. He served as the president of the Utah Municipal League in 1940.

Extent

11 cartons (11 linear ft.)

1 oversize box (1.66 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

Includes Anderson's personal and professional papers relating to wildlife, conservation, municipal utilities, mayoral terms, and politics in Utah from the 1930s to 1950s. Collection includes newspaper clippings, annual reports, statistical studies of public power, magazines, speeches, correspondence, and official government documents. Also contains a biography, written in 2003, entitled Mark, Arlene & Lillian: A History, by Roberta Ord Anderson, a family and professional history of Mark Anderson, Sr.

Other Finding Aids note

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

Box-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2807.xml

Custodial History note

Donated by Mark and Roberta Anderson to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections in 1986 and in 2003.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Mark and Roberta Anderson; 1986, 2003.

Appraisal note

Environmental history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VI, 2007).

Processing Information note

Processed; Taylor M. Dix; December 2003.
Title
Register of Mark Anderson papers
Status
Completed
Author
Taylor M. Dix
Date
December 2003
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States