Garfield Merner papers, 1882-1972

Overview of the Collection

Merner, Garfield.
Garfield Merner papers
1882-1972 (inclusive)
3.2 cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection Number
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

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Additional Information

Finding aid available in repository.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Garfield David Merner (1882-1972) was a businessman and philanthropist. He was vice-president and general manager of William R. Warner & Co. St. Louis Laboratories from 1908-1920. Merner was a founder and vice-president of Merner Lumber Company from 1923-1928 and a member of the board of directors of Garfield, Inc., both in Palo Alto, California. He was associated with the American National Red Cross in both World War I and II, and was its director of supply services for the Pacific area from 1943-1944. He was a trustee of the American Foundation for the Blind, president of the Albert Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund for Higher Education and a director of the American Korean Foundation.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection contains files of correspondence, reports, photographs, newspaper clippings and other materials chiefly related to his philanthropic and service activities; certificates and awards; 3 academic hoods; and miscellaneous other materials.

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Copyright Information

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Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Garfield Merner at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

Processing Note

Processing Information

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subordinate Component # 1Return to Top

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • World War, 1914-1918 -- War work.
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- War work.

Corporate Names

  • Albert Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund for Higher Education.
  • American Foundation for the Blind.
  • American National Red Cross.
  • American-Korean Foundation.

Geographical Names

  • Korea.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Artifacts.
  • Photographs.


  • Businessmen.
  • Philanthropists.