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Calvin Beecher papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7981

Scope and Contents

Contains posters and family histories. The posters are news maps of World War II that depict the location of battles and other war related news, dated circa 1939-1945. The family histories are all on CD and cover the lives of Calvin and Jean Beecher, as well as several of their ancestors and were compiled circa 2011.


  • approximately 2011
  • approximately 1939-1945


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 Calvin Beecher World War II posters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Calvin Beecher (1911-1997) was a Mormon who served in the United States Navy during World War II.

Calvin Yeoman Beecher was born November 19, 1911, in Elba, Idaho. His parents were Elihu U. Beecher and Ella Hoagland Beecher. He married Jean Keddington on November 22, 1939, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and had four children. During World War II, Beecher served in the United States Navy in the Western Pacific. After the war, he worked in the banking and loan business. At his retirement, he was working as an accountant for the Utah State Board of Education. He also worked as a professional musician for many years. He died December 9, 1997.


4 folders (0.25 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in two series: 1. Calvin Beecher World War II posters, circa 1939-1945. 2. Calvin Beecher family histories, circa 2011.

Custodial History

Donated by Leo C. Beecher in 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Leo C. Beecher; 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 life of Calvin Beecher, who lived in Utah for much of his adult life.

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.

Register of the Calvin Beecher papers
Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
2012 March 2
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