Carlisle family papers, 1861-1971  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
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Title
Carlisle family papers
Dates
1861-1971 (inclusive)
Quantity
12 boxes, (5.75 linear feet)
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 527
Summary
This collection contains the papers of the Carlisle family of Logan, Utah. The papers of John E. Carlisle consist of letters, diaries, genealogy notes, and religious memorabilia. The papers of his son, John C. Carlisle, contain university letters, college of education memos, faculty information, student records, and general education materials.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-8248
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

John Edward Carlisle was born March 4, 1858 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Margaret Kewley and John G. Carlisle. From 1881 to 1882 he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Virginia and West Virginia as part of the Southern States Mission. Carlisle’s first wife, Eliza Caroline Goodrich died in 1888, three years after their marriage. He then married Emma Lettice Jennings in 1889, and she passed away later that same year. In 1888, Carlisle was elected to the Compilation Committee of the Utah State Legislature where he helped compile territorial laws to help prepare Utah for statehood. On February 22, 1890, Carlisle was called to return to England on a mission to help edit the Millennial Star, a Latter-day Saint newspaper. He worked in Liverpool until October and sailed home on December 6, 1890. After his return to Logan, Carlisle became involved with various business investments and started a nursery business. He eventually formed a partnership with Samuel E. Wilson and they created the Wilson and Carlisle Company. He married Clara Melissa Crandall September 1, 1892. John Edward Carlisle died March 27, 1936 in Logan, Utah.

John Crandall Carlisle was born April 5, 1903 to John E. and Melissa Carlisle. He attended the University of Utah and Utah State University, where he later became a teacher. Carlisle married Afton Emily Ballard on June 10, 1925. While on a six month teaching leave from USU in the early 1940s, Carlisle acted as the superintendent of schools and assistant director of the WRA's education division at the central Utah Abraham Japanese Evacuee Center (also known as the Topaz internment camp) He, his wife, and their son, John, lived in a barrack in the administration area as he supervised the camp education system. During the 1960s Carlisle served as dean of the college of education, assistant president of USU, chairman of the Utah State Committee on rural education, dean of USU summer school, and president of the Utah Conference of Higher Education. He died August 22, 1980 in Logan, Utah.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains the papers of the Carlisle family of Logan, Utah, dating from 1861 to 1971. The papers of John E. Carlisle consist of letters, diaries, genealogy notes, and religious memorabilia. The papers of his son, John C. Carlisle, contain university letters, memos from within the college of education, information on faculty, student records, and general education materials.

The John E. Carlisle papers (boxes 1-6) have been separated into personal papers, correspondence, documents involving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, diaries and notebooks, and legal/financial documents. The correspondence and diaries are organized chronologically and boxes 1, 3, and 6 contain legal sized documents. John E. Carlisle’s papers are beneficial to anyone interested in studying the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the turn of the 20th century, as it contains a missionary diary from the late 1800s, early temple documents, patriarchal blessing instructions, and a letter from President Heber J. Grant. Also of interest are the many legal and financial documents of John E. Carlisle, which include over 60 unpaid notes of small loans he gave out to citizens of Logan. Additional materials include early 20th century deeds, warrantee certificates, and trust releases.

The John C. Carlisle papers (boxes 7-12) have been divided into USU College of Education, education research and published materials, and legal sized items (box 12). In his travels to promote education in Pakistan and Bolivia, Carlisle collected several books, statistical reports, and conference agendas, which would be beneficial to anyone interested in the evolution of the elementary education systems in these countries. There are several folders related to the College of Education at USU and many booklets, pamphlets, and reports on education. Of special interest are the government-issued reports on education, including a paper from the Atomic Energy Commission that concludes that improving the elementary education system would help America win the nuclear arms race.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Carlisle family papers --> must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Carlisle family papers USU_COLL MSS 527, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 527, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

John E. Carlisle, 1861-1936Return to Top

6 boxes
Container(s) Description Dates
Personal Papers - Legal Sized
18 folders
1885-1922
Box Folder
1 1
John E. Carlisle’s autobiography pages
c. 1922
1 2
Myron E. Crandall Sr. “Book of Remembrance”
1 3
Narrative of Martin Handcart Company
1 4
Recollections of Mary Louisa Metcalf Crandall
1 5
“Written and Pictorial History of J.E. Carlisle”
1981
1 6
Personal notes on John E. Carlisle’s ancestry
1 7
Family record book (pages 88-92) and compiled history
1 8
Small New Testament gifted to John E. Carlisle from his sister Becky
1 9
John G. Carlisle’s writing book from England
1 10
Speech by John E. Carlisle
c. 1885
1 11
Prescriptions from Liverpool
1 12
Notes on doctrinal sermons
1 13
Clara Carlisle papers
1885-1892
1 14
Brigham Young College materials
1 15
Photographs of Carlisle and Thornton families
1 16
Personal business papers
1 17
Notary certificate
1 18
News articles on John E. Carlisle’s death
Correspondence
30 folders
1890-1892
Box Folder
2 1
Transcript of J.E Carlisle’s correspondence
1890-1936
2 2
John E. Carlisle from Liverpool
c. 1890
2 3
John E. Carlisle his mother
1890 June 3
2 4
John E. Carlisle his mother
1890 June 17
2 5
John E. Carlisle his mother
1890 July 1
2 6
John E. Carlisle to sister Lili
1890 July 15
2 7
John E. Carlisle to sister Lili
1890 July 29
2 8
John E. Carlisle to John G. Carlisle
1890 August 15
2 9
John E. Carlisle to sister Lili
1890 August 23
2 10
John E. Carlisle to sister Lili
1890 October 2
2 11
John E. Carlisle to his mother
1890 October 8
2 12
Incomplete letter from Mary Helen Carlisle
1890
2 13
Orson Smith invitation to attend SLC temple dedication
1893 March 29
2 14
James A. Leishman to Jon E. Carlisle
1894 Jan 12
2 15
John E. Carlisle to Geo Osmond
1897 Sept 3
2 16
Melissa Crandall to Clara Crandall Carlisle
1901 November
2 17
Invitation to John E. Carlisle from LDS Frist Presidency to attend Joseph Smith Memorial Dedication
1905
2 18
Hellen Altewell to John E. Carlisle
1907 October 1
2 19
Cache Stake Presidency to John E. Carlisle
1909 March 23
2 20
W.D. Danielsen to John E. Carlisle
1910 March 25
2 21
Mary Metcalf Crandall to Clara
1913 February 2
2 22
LeGrand Young to John E. Carlisle
1918 March 5
2 23
John E. Carlisle to Hon. Parley L. Williams
1920 September 22
2 24
P.L. Williams to John E. Carlisle
1920 December 31
2 25
Note from John A. Widstoe
1927 February 22
2 26
Heber J. Grant Letter to Sister J. E. Carlisle and family
1935 March 31
2 27
Letter book of J.E. Carlisle letters with transcription
1890-1897
2 28
Letter book of J.E. Carlisle letters with transcription
1892-1904
2 29
Alma L. Carlisle to Howard
1980 Dec 4
2 30
Loose envelopes
Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints - Legal Sized
15 folders
1861-1922
Box Folder
3 1
Mission Correspondence
1890 -1892
3 2
Copy of 1882 missionary diary
1882
3 3
Copy of patriarchal blessing of Lorenzo Snow
1836 Dec 15
3 4
Blessings of John E. Carlisle
1884-1935
3 5
Blessing of John G. Carlisle
1861 Feb 11
3 6
Blessing of James Kewley
1861 Feb 11
3 7
Blessings of Margaret Adeline(Kewley) Carlisle
1861 and 1922
3 8
Blessing of Eliza C. Goodrich
1879 August 27
3 9
Testimony of John E. Carlisle as recorded in Liahona, The Elders Journal
1912, September 3
3 10
Patriarch certificate and instructions
1922 Feb 8
3 11
Logan and Salt Lake City Temple documents
1884-1934
3 12
Church ordinations and certificates
1876 - 1922
3 13
Church newspaper scrapbook
1885-1919
3 14
Copy of church newspaper scrapbook
3 15
Deseret News newspapers
Diaries and Notebooks
28 folders
1861-1927
Box Folder
4 1
Index to J.E. Carlisle journals
4 2
Notebook on blessings
1861-1906
4 3
School notebook with transcription
c. 1871
4 4
John E. Carlisle diary
1881
4 5
John E. Carlisle diary
1882 Nov - 1884 Sep
4 6
John E. Carlisle diary
1884 Sept 21 - 1885 Feb 22
4 7
John E. Carlisle diary (with transcript)
1888
4 8
John E. Carlisle diary (with transcript)
1890
4 9
John E. Carlisle diary (with transcript)
1891
4 10
John E. Carlisle diary
1897 March 21 - 1897 Aug 26
4 11
John E. Carlisle diary
1899 – 1900
4 12
John E. Carlisle diary
1901 Sept 6 - 1906 Feb 16
5 1
John E. Carlisle notebook with letter drafts and diary entries
1910
5 2
John E. Carlisle diary
1910 July 31 - 1932 Jun 15
5 3
John E. Carlisle diary (photocopy)
1912 Jan 1 - 1913 Feb 14
5 4
John E. Carlisle diary
1913 Jan 26 - 1914 March 2
5 5
John E. Carlisle diary
1913
5 6
John E. Carlisle diary
1915-1916
5 7
John E. Carlisle diary
1917
5 8
John E. Carlisle diary(photocopy)
1917 July 1 - 1918 Sept 29
5 9
John E. Carlisle diary
1918 Jan 3 - 1921 Feb 26
5 10
John E. Carlisle diary
1918 Oct 1 - 1920 Jan 18
5 11
John E. Carlisle diary
1924 March 23 - 1924 Dec 30
5 12
John E. Carlisle diary
1925 18 April - 1928 Nov 15
5 13
John E. Carlisle diary
1926 Jan 1 - 1927 April 26
5 14
Robert Kewley diary (photocopy)
1880
5 15
Robert Kewley diary (photocopy)
1880-1881
5 16
Robert Kewley diary (photocopy)
Jan-April 1882
Legal and Financial Documents - Legal Sized
13 folders
1876-1933
Box Folder
6 1
Tax Receipts
1893-1898
6 2
Bullion-Beck Mining Co. stock
1905-1911
6 3
Stock information
1876-1926
6 4
Legal forms for Emma L. Carlisle’s estate
1889
6 5
Deed from Peter Affleck to August Christiansen
1886 February 18
6 6
Warrantee deed from Alfred Picot to John E. Carlisle
1887 May 18
6 7
Mortgage from J.E. Carlisle to Vincent G. Thompson
1898 Jan 16
6 8
A release of trust deed of John E. Carlisle to Thatcher Bros. Bank
1894
6 9
Unpaid notes
1890-1903
6 10
Vouchers and receipts
6 11
Bank register notebook
1896-1900
6 12
ZCMI notebook
c. 1911
6 13
“Items for Attention” transaction notebook
1926-1933

John C. Carlisle, 1958-1971Return to Top

6 boxes
Container(s) Description Dates
USU College of Education
34 folders
1958-1968
Box Folder
7 1
Teaching certificates of J.C. Carlisle
7 2
J.C. Carlisle Personal notes
7 3
Personal cards and correspondence
1964-1965
7 4
Correspondence with Keith and Naomi Findley (in Pakistan)
1964-1965
7 5
Correspondence with Daryl Chase and M.R. Merrill
1962-1968
7 6
Correspondence within Utah State University
1965-1967
7 7
Correspondence with other universities
1958-1968
7 8
College of Education memorandums
7 9
Materials from visit to Arizona State University
1962 February
7 10
Materials from visit to College of Great Falls, MT
1962 April
7 11
Materials from visit to Indiana University
1963 Oct
7 12
Materials from visit to Pakistan
1964 April
7 13
Materials from visit to La Paz, Bolivia
1967 Oct
7 14
Photograph of College of Education faculty
7 15
Faculty information
Feb 1967
7 16
Faculty meetings
1962-1968
7 17
Faculty applications
1965 Oct
7 18
Student evaluations
7 19
Student exams and papers from Education 111 and 315
7 20
Student record: Ben Easton
c. 1965
8 1
USU student publications/books
c. 1963
8 2
College of Education mission statements and policies
8 3
College of Education enrollment statistics
1966
8 4
University council on Teacher Education
8 5
Curriculum development proposals
8 6
Graduate studies program proposals
c. 1967
8 7
John C. Carlisle conference agendas and schedules
8 8
USU reports and proposals
8 9
Continental Divide Consortium/ Rocky Mt. Laboratory School proposal
c. 1966
8 10
Teacher Accreditation Information
1960-1968
9 1
USU report to National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Appendix A
1968 Feb
9 2
USU report to National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Appendix B
1968 Feb
9 3
Reports on Utah school system
1965-1967
9 4
Utah textbook proposals
1961-1967
Education Research and Published Materials
15 folders
1958-1968
Box Folder
9 5
15th Annual National Conference of the National Commission on Teacher Education and Professional Standards
1960 June
9 6
Conference on social welfare
1962 Nov
10 1
T.E.P.S. Conference
1963 July 10
10 2
21st National Conference on Higher Education
1966 March 13-15
10 3
21st National Conference on Higher Education
1966 March 16
10 4
Report of the educational planning service at Colorado State College on Geeley, CO
c. 1960
10 5
Social and historical reports
c. 1960
11 1
General education reports and papers
11 2
Education newsletters and bulletins
1958-1971
11 3
Published education booklets
1959-1965
11 4
Published education booklets
1966-1967
11 5
Government issued education materials
1956-1968
Legal Sized Items
3 folders
1962-1968
Box Folder
12 1
Letter to John C. Carlisle from Enrique A. Garcia
1968 Feb 3
12 2
College of Education Personnel budget/faculty salaries
1962-1963
12 3
Newspaper clippings

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