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Clark J. Gubler papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6005

Scope and Contents note

Papers of Clark J. Gubler, 1930-87, with bulk 1960-1980. Papers include research and class materials while he was a professor in the biochemical department at BYU. Also includes grant materials, correspondence, and other materials on Gubler’s research, especially his research on thiamin and the absorption and metabolism of iron.


  • 1930-1987


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 Clark J. Gubler Papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Clark J. Gubler (1913- ) was an internationally known chemist and professor at Brigham Young University.

Clark J. Gubler was born 14 July 1913 in LaVerkin, Utah, to Henry W. Gubler and Susanna Pickett Gubler. He served an LDS mission to Germany in 1934-1936. He married Maurine Kjar Gubler 21 September 1939; they had four children together. He received his A.B. from BYU in 1939 in Chemistry, his M.S. from Utah State University in 1941 in Biochemistry, and his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1945 in Biochemistry.

He was an internationally known chemist and professor at BYU from 1958-1978. During this time he was awarded more than a million dollars to finance his research, including from organizations such as the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health. Beyond his work at BYU, Gubler also spent ten years researching the biochemistry of iron and copper at the University of Utah Medical School. He did post-doctorate research for two years at the University of Wisconsin Enzyme Institute and was a visiting professor for a year at both the University of Freiburg, Germany, and the University of California at San Diego. He heavily researched thiamin (vitamin B) in biochemistry. His research and presentations took him all over the world, including Russia, Germany, Japan, and England.


17 cartons (17 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Research and class materials of Clark J. Gubler while he was a professor in the biochemical department at BYU.

Custodial History note

Donated by Clark J. Gubler.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Clark J. Gubler.

Appraisal note

LDS scholarship (Collection development policy of 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).

Related Archival Materials note

See Clark J. Gubler’s 1992 interview, UA OH 167.

Processing Information note

Processed; Melissa Cowles; November 2007.

Register of Clark J. Gubler papers
Melissa Cowles, Karen Glenn, student processors, and John M. Murphy, curator
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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