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Collection Overview +/-
Collection Inventory +/-
box 1, folder 1: Correspondence (1944)
box 1, folder 2: Correspondence (1969-1973)
box 1, folder 3: Presbyterians in Utah (1971 (Abridgement))
box 1, folder 4: Presbyterian work in Utah, 1869-1969. Book I (1970)
box 1, folder 5: Presbyterian work in Utah, 1869-1969. Book II, Towns A-L (1971)
box 1, folder 6: Presbyterian work in Utah, 1869-1969. Book III, Towns M-N (1971)
box 1, folder 7: Presbyterian work in Utah, 1869-1969. Book IV, Towns O-S (1971)
box 1, folder 8: Presbyterian work in Utah, 1869-1969. Book V, Towns S-W (1971)
box 2, folder 1: Book I (photocopy)
box 2, folder 2: Book II (photocopy)
box 2, folder 3: Book III (photocopy)
box 2, folder 4: Book IV (photocopy)
box 2, folder 5: Book V (photocopy)
Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-
Theodore Day Martin, 1885-1979 : Theodore Day Martin was born in Manti, Utah on August 24, 1885. He was the son of prominent Presbyterian missionary George W. Martin and Matilda Peebles Work Martin. His early education was at the Presbyterian mission school in Manti (1891-1900) and the public school in Manti (1900-1901). In 1901, Theodore entered the Salt Lake Collegiate Institute, graduating in 1905. He attended summer school at the University of Utah in 1905 and 1906, and began teaching elementary school in rural Utah in 1906. He later earned his B.A. degree from Hamilton College, in Clinton, N.Y. in 1912, where he was nicknamed "Ted" and "Mormon" Martin; he was a debater and member of Phi Beta Kappa. He attended the Union Theological Seminary (1912-1915) graduating in 1915, and earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1931. Martin worked as a teacher and social worker in New York State and served two years in the military in France during World War I.
In 1919, Martin returned to Utah teaching in Richfield High School, later serving as its principal and president of the Sevier District Teachers Association, 1920-1922. In 1925 he served as the first executive secretary of the Utah Education Association. Martin left the following year and joined the National Education Association, Washington, D.C., serving as director of the Department of Records and Membership from 1925-1950. He retired in 1950 and devoted the rest of his life to substitute teaching, preaching, and writing. Theodore Martin died January 7, 1979 in Newton, N.J.
Marian Welling Edsall Martin, 1894- : Marian Welling Edsall was born 1894 in Warwick, New York. She married Theodore Day Martin in 1919 in Utah. The couple had 4 children: Maurice Theodore Martin, born November 2, 1922, Richfield, Utah; Mary Carolyn Martin (later Mrs. Carolyn Simank), born September 12, 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah and died November 2, 2015; Margaret Edsall "Peggy" Martin (later Mrs. Warren McPherson), born January 6, 1930 in Chevy Chase, MD, and died January 9, 2016 in Fredonia, NY; and Marian W. "Polly" Martin (later Mrs. Derek Hawver). In 1939 the family of 6 made a cross-country trip touring 27 states, 7 national parks, and 2 World's Fairs. By the 1957, Marian and Theodore Martin resided in the Edsall ancestral home in Warwick, N.Y. and had two grandsons and three granddaughters. They made an 8,000-mile road trip to Utah and the West in the fall of 1960.
Sources for the Martins' biographical note:
Content Description +/-
This collection consists of a typescript manuscript for publication of the book Presbyterian work in Utah, 1869-1969 written by Theodore and Marian Martin, and the correspondence relating to its writing and planned publication. The book was intended as the Centennial history of the Presbyterian Church in Utah. There is also an abridgment of the book typescript.
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.
Theodore and Marian Martin Utah Presbyterian Church history papers, 1944-1973, MSS-011, Giovale Library Archives, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Administrative Information +/-
Arranged alphabetically into functional categories. Correspondence is first arranged chronologically with the abridgment following second. Typescript copies of the book are in individual folders in book order with their divisions marked. The second box contains a photocopy made to allow researchers its use while protecting the condition of the original.
Processed in October 2007 by Charlene Newbold. Originally accessioned as ACC-037 and later reassigned as MSS-011.
Martin, Theodore Day, 1885-1979
Martin, Marian E. (Marian Edsall), b. 1894
Collection materials are in English.
0.2 linear feet
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Author of the Finding Aid:
Finding aid written by Charlene Newbold in October 2007; biographical note expanded April, 2012 by Sarah Shaw
EAD Creation Date:
2010 September 21 by Sarah Shaw
Describing Archives : A Content Standard (DACS)
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Martin, Theodore Day, 1885-1979--Archives