Guide to the Westminster College President's Office fundraising campaign records

Table of Contents

Collection Overview

Collection Inventory+/-

Biographical Note/Historical Note

Content Description

Collection Use

Administrative Information


Collection Overview +/-

Title: Westminster College President's Office fundraising campaign records
Dates: 1952-1953 (inclusive)
Collection Number: ACC-056
Summary: This collection consists of fundraising campaign materials assembled and collected from 1952-1953 by the President's Office of Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Repository: Westminster College, Giovale Library
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
Phone: (801) 832-2250

Collection Inventory +/-

series: Idaho
box 1 , folder 1: Buhl
box 1 , folder 2: Eden and Hazelton
box 1 , folder 3: Hollister
box 1 , folder 4: Idaho Falls
box 1 , folder 5: Pocatello
box 1 , folder 6: St. Anthony
box 1 , folder 7: Thornton
box 1 , folder 8: Wendell
series: Utah
box 1 , folder 9: Utah
box 1 , folder 10: American Fork
box 1 , folder 11: Bingham Canyon
box 1 , folder 12: Brigham City
box 1 , folder 13: Cedar City
box 1 , folder 14: Duchesne
box 1 , folder 15: Green River
box 1 , folder 16: Heber City
box 1 , folder 17: Logan
box 1 , folder 18: Magna
box 1 , folder 19: Marysvale
box 1 , folder 20: Midvale
box 1 , folder 21: Mt. Pleasant
box 1 , folder 22: Murray
box 1 , folder 23: Myton
box 1 , folder 24: Ogden
box 1 , folder 25: Park City
box 1 , folder 26: Payson
box 1 , folder 27: Price and Carbon County
box 1 , folder 28: Provo
box 1 , folder 29: Richfield
box 1 , folder 30: Roosevelt
box 1 , folder 31: St. George
box 1 , folder 32: Salt Lake City
box 1 , folder 33: Spanish Fork
box 1 , folder 34: Springville
box 1 , folder 35: Tooele
box 1 , folder 36: Vernal
box 1 , folder 37: Whiterocks
series: Wyoming
box 1 , folder 38: Wyoming
box 1 , folder 39: Evanston
box 1 , folder 40: Green River
box 1 , folder 41: Hanna
box 1 , folder 42: Kemmerer
box 1 , folder 43: Lander
box 1 , folder 44: Rawlins
box 1 , folder 45: Rock Springs
box 1 , folder 46: Shoshoni
box 1 , folder 47: Sinclair

Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-

Burton C.J. Wheatlake, a successful businessman from Salt Lake City, graduate of Westminster College, and a member of the Westminster College Board of Trustees for 35 years. He agreed to be an interim president for 4 months in 1952 while a presidential search was made to replace out-going President Robert D. Steele. In 1998, Burton K. Wheatlake established the Dr. Burton C.J. Wheatlake Endowed Scholarship at Westminster College in memory of his father.

J. Richard Palmer, 7th president (1953-1956), broke the tradition of hiring Presybterian ministers; Palmer came to the college from Denver, Colorado, where he was serving as a Methodist minister. July 1952 he accepted the invitation to become the 6th president of Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah). He assumed responsibilities September 1, 1952 and served his term from 1952–1956. During his term, President Palmer worked hard to stabilize Westminster College's financial situation. The Student Lounge located in the basement of the gymnasium, of which he was very proud, was dedicated during his term. The first summer school was held in 1955, also while he was president.

Content Description +/-

This collection consists of fundraising campaign materials assembled and collected from 1952-1953 by the President's Office of Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah, spanning the brief administration of Interim President Burton C. J. Wheatlake (Summer, 1952), and the first year in office of Westminster's 6th President, J. Richard Palmer, who served from 1952-1956.

The materials consists of call sheets, correspondence, descriptions of churches, and notes documenting a fundraising efforts in Protestant Churches in Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, and a few Utah businesses. The call sheets include the denomination (Congregational, Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian or miscellaneous), city, state, and county; pastor's name and address; and a listing of all their regular contributors containing name, address, occupation, and remarks (e.g., alumni, age, health).

Collection Use +/-

Restrictions on Access:

Open to public research.

Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Twenty-four hours advance notice is encouraged.

Restrictions on Use:

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

Permission to publish material must be obtained from the director of the Giovale Library.

Preferred Citation:

Westminster College President's Office fundraising campaign records, 1952-1953, ACC-056, Giovale Library Archives, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Administrative Information +/-


Arranged alphabetical in series by state, thereunder alphabetical by city and church name.

Processing Note:

Minimally processed May 2007.


Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah : 1902-1983). President's Office


Collection materials are in English.


0.3 linear feet

Language of the Finding Aid:


Author of the Finding Aid:

Finding aid written by Patricia Lyn Scott; biographical note and expanded scope/content note written July 2012 by Sarah Shaw.

EAD Creation Date:

2012 July 2 by Sarah Shaw


Describing Archives : A Content Standard (DACS)



Related Material:

Related collections in Giovale Library Archives:

Related photographs on Westminster College's website and other institutions:

Subjects +/-

Corporate Names:

Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah : 1902-1983)--Administration
Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah : 1902-1983)--Finance
Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah : 1902-1983)--History--Sources
Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah : 1902-1983). President's Office--Archives

Subject Terms:

Educational fund raising--Idaho
Educational fund raising--Utah
Educational fund raising--Wyoming
Protestant churches--Idaho
Protestant churches--Utah
Protestant churches--Wyoming

Form or Genre Terms:

Lists (document genres)

Personal Names:

Palmer, J. Richard, 1916-
Wheatlake, Burton Cyrenius Job

Geographical Names:

Salt Lake City (Utah)--History--Sources