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Mary Aitken school certificates

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4050

Scope and Contents note

Includes three graduation certificates from Utah Schools for Mary M. Stoker (Utah County Grammar School, Spanish Fork High School, and Brigham Young University) as well as one certificate given to her future husband James N. Aitken (Utah County Grammar School).


  • 1905-1950


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 Mary Aitken school certificates must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Mary Manila Aitken (1898-1985) was married to James Nathan Aitken. Together they had three children.

Mary Manila Aitken was born on August 9, 1898 in Spanish Fork, Utah, to John Stephen Stoker and Mary Elizabeth West. On May 25, 1921 she married James Nathan Aitken in Salt Lake City. James Aitken was born on September 24, 1891 in Lake Shore, Utah, to Joseph Ellsworth Aitken and Sarah Elizabeth Clayson. James Aitken died on January 19, 1974 in Provo, Utah, and Mary died on December 28, 1985 in Kearns, Utah.


4 folders (0.4 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Three graduation certificates for Mary M. Stoker Aitken and one for her husband, James, circa 1905-1950.

Custodial History note

Donated by Alta Rowley in 1978.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Alta Rowley; 1978.

Appraisal note

Utah and the American West (Collection development policy for 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts).

Processing Information note

Processed; Megan Mathews; 28 June 2007.

Register of Mary Aitken school certificates
Karen Glenn and Meghan Mathews, student processors and John Murphy, curator
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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