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Glen Gottfredson papers

Identifier: MSS 7941

Scope and Contents

Contains a record of Gottfredson's military service aboard the U.S.S. Phoenix during World War II. Also contains materials pertaining to the history of the Pioneer Ward in Provo, Utah. Dated 1910-1969.


  • 1910-1969


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

Biographical History

Glen Gottfredson (born 1926) was a member of the Pioneer Ward in Provo, Utah. He served in the Navy aboard the U.S.S. Phoenix.

Glen Gottfredson was born on April 15, 1926, to Wilford and Melva Gammell Gottfredson, one of five children. He grew up in Springville, Utah. In 1943, he served in the United States Navy on board the U.S.S. Phoenix, during World War II. He enlisted in 1943 and terminated his service in 1946. They served in the Pacific region. His wife is Beverly B. Gottfredson. He currently lives in Provo, Utah.


1 oversize folder (0.3 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



This collection contains two archival subseries: 1. Glen Gottfredson Military Service, 1941-1945. 2. Glen Gottfredson papers on the Pioneer Ward, 1910-1969.


Organized into two series: 1. Military service papers. 2. Papers on the Pioneer Ward.

Custodial History

Donated by Glen Gottfredson in 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Glen Gottfredson; 2011.


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

Documents the ward history of the Pioneer Ward in Provo, Utah, and the life of an LDS navy man.

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2011. Addition processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.

Register of the Glen Gottfredson papers
Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
2011 September 19
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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