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Clyde Max Bauer collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8893

Scope and Contents

Materials collected and created by Clyde Max Bauer during his life. Includes autobiographical materials, books, a Shriner Children's Hospital contributor certificate, maps, particularly on the Wind River Basin in Wyoming, photographs of Glacier National Park, Masonic hats, and personal papers, and is largely related to his career as a ranger at Yellowstone National Park. Dated approximately 1896 to 1968.


  • approximately 1896-1968


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

Clyde Max Bauer was born on April 5, 1886 in Bristol, Indiana, to Matilda Sherck and Ruben Daniel Bauer. Clyde attended the University of Chicago where he played football and graduated in 1908 with a bachelor of science in geology with minors in botany and chemistry. Following his graduation he worked as a high school teacher in Illinois and then principal in Colorado. From 1911 to 1916, he worked as an assistant geologist for the United States Geological Survey. He later worked as a commercial geologist from 1916 to 1920 in Oklahoma and Texas. Clyde then worked as the chief geologist for the Nothern Oil Corporation and Midwest Exploration Company from 1921 to 1931. In 1932, Bauer recieved a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Colorado. He worked as a park naturalist in Yellowstone National Park from 1932 to 1943, as the chief park naturalist from 1943 to 1946, and as director executive secretary of the Yellowstone Library and Museum Association from 1932 to 1946. Clyde Max Bauer married Clara Zenetta Hillix on November 16, 1911, and the couple had three children. He died on February 6, 1963, in Los Angeles, California.


1 carton (1 linear ft)

1 oversize folder (0.5 linear ft.)

1 oversize box (0.83 linear ft)

3 folders (0.03 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Victoria Bauer Tucker, granddaughter of Clyde Max Bauer, and Jeffery D. Tucker, great-grandson of Clyde Max Bauer, on July 15, 2016. Donated by Jeffery D. Tucker, great-grandson of Clyde Max Bauer, in March 2019.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Victoria Bauer Tucker and Jeffery D. Tucker; 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Jeff Tucker; March 2019.


Utah and the American West (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth Kane, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2017.

Processing Information

Processed; Karen Glenn; 2023 January.

Register of Clyde Max Bauer collection
Under Revision
Elizabeth Kane
2017 April 21
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