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Kerr Family Collection

Identifier: MS-036

Scope and Contents

The Kerr Family Collection was donated in 1985, by Dr. Knight B. Kerr on behalf of the Walter A. Kerr family. The collection contains personal correspondence, journals, autobiographies, newspaper clippings, photographs, and various other materials that outline primarily the history of the Gilbert Belnap family. However, the materials do provide insight into some aspects of the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, as well as life in 19th century Ogden and surrounding areas.

Manuscript items are organized alphabetically by the family member’s name. Within the folders, items are organized alphabetically by categories (i.e. biographical information, correspondence, journals, etc), and finally the items within each category are organized chronologically. Photographs are separated into two groups: family/group photographs, and photographs of individuals. The photographs are then organized alphabetically by name, and chronologically within the folders.

For more information on the Gilbert Belnap family, please visit the Gilbert Belnap Family Organization on the Web at


  • Creation: 1770 - 1980


9 Boxes

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Box 1: Affleck, John - Belnap, Hyrum

Box 2: Belnap, Hyrum - Kerr, Marion Belnap

Box 3: Kerr, Marion Belnap - Kerr, Walter Affleck

Box 4: Kerr, Walter Affleck - Belnap Family Organization

Box 5: Miscellaneous

Box 6-9 Scrapbooks

Box 10-12 Photographs

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Repository Details

Part of the WSU Stewart Library Special Collections Repository

3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408