Maeser, Karl G.

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Karl G. Maeser was the second principal of Brigham Young Academy and served from 1876 until 1892. Under Maeser Brigham Young Academy established itself as one of the leading schools in Utah territory. The curriculum continually expanded to meet the ever-changing and ever-increasing needs of local and regional education. But the uniqueness of the school lay not in its academic emphasis but in its religious foundation. Maeser placed the development of character above the development of intellect. He taught his students that lessons themselves were not the most important part of learning, but that if a student accepted an assignment it became "a matter of honor to be preparedƯif you have to sit up all night." He did not teach the subject as much as he taught the student. In matters of morals and religious conduct, he saw things as black and white. He devised for Brigham Young Academy an intricate system of rules, regulations, and academic routine all designed to form habits of proper conduct.

From the description of Brigham Young University President's Records, 1876-1892. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81238969

Karl G. Maeser served as the second principal of Brigham Young Academy and as superintendent of church schools.

From the guide to the Karl G. Maeser letter to John D. Williams, 1893, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Presidnet of the Brigham Young Academy in Provo, Utah.

From the description of Letters, 1879. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122699805

President of Brigham Young Academy, 1876-1892.

From the description of Religious lecture minutes, 1878-1879. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79145243

Karl G. Maeser (1828-1901) was a Mormon educator, and served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Edward Collard (1823-1868) was a Mormon carpenter and wheelwright, and served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

From the description of Karl G. Maeser letter, 1859. (Brigham Young University). WorldCat record id: 137733634

Karl G. Maeser (1828-1901) was a well-renown educator and principal in Utah, particularly respected for his integral role in establishing the theme and focus of Brigham Young Academy.

Maeser was born in Saxony, Germany in January 1928. Maeser went to school in Germany and gained training in teaching. He worked as a teacher and private tutor in and around Germany. Karl G. Maeser married Anna Mieth in 1854. Maeser was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1855. He left Germany in 1856 for the United States and arrived in Utah in 1860.

Karl G. Maeser was the second principal of Brigham Young Academy and served from 1876 until 1892. Under Maeser Brigham Young Academy established itself as one of the leading schools in Utah territory. Maeser placed the development of character above the development of intellect. In matters of morals and religious conduct, he saw things as black and white. He devised for Brigham Young Academy an intricate system of rules, regulations, and academic routine all designed to form habits of proper conduct.

In 1888 Maeser was made the first General Superintendent of Church Schools as part of the General Board of Education of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Maeser Published a book entitled "School and Fireside" in 1898 which reflected his views on education. He died in February 1901.

From the guide to the Karl G. Maeser correspondence, 1861-1901, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Karl Gottfried Maeser became the second principal of Brigham Young Academy.

Karl Gottfried Maeser was born 16 January 1828 in Meissen, Germany. He immigrated with his family to the United States in 1856 and settled in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1860. Maeser became the second principal of Brigham Young Academy in Provo, Utah in 1876 and served in this capacity for 16 years. He died 15 February 1901.

From the guide to the Karl G. Maeser letter, 1859, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Kark Gottfried Maeser became the second principal of Brigham Young Academy.

Karl Gottfried Maeser was born 16 January 1828 in Meissen, Germany. He immigrated with his family to the United States in 1856 and settled in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1860. Maeser became the second principal of Brigham Young Academy in Provo, Utah in 1876 and served in this capacity for 16 years. He died 15 February 1901.

Joseph Young was born 7 April 1797 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, an older brother of LDS church President Brigham Young. Joseph joined the LDS church in 1832 and followed the movement of the church from Ohio to eventually the Salt Lake Valley. He served as a president in the seventy from 1835 until his death in Salt Lake in 1881.

From the guide to the Karl G. Maeser and Joseph Young letters, 1853-1889, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

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creatorOf Jones, Elisha, 1813-1880. Papers, 1858-1880. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Karl G. Maeser letter to John D. Williams, 1893 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsUniversity Archives
referencedIn George Reynolds papers, 1863-1909, approximately 1920 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Budge, Alfred. Letter, 1908. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Brigham Young University. Presidential photographs, 1875-2003. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Tanner, Mabel Maeser, 1884-1971. My grandfather : Karl G. Maeser, ca. 1968. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Valentine, Rose Ellen Bywater, 1875-1966. Memoirs of Rose Ellen Bywater Valentine, 1962. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Mitchell, Beatrice Maeser, 1892-. Beatrice Maeser Mitchell oral history interview, Sept. 29, 1980. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Brigham Young Academy. Polysophical Society. Minutes, 1877 Nov.-Dec. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Maeser, Karl G. The Karl Maeser and Valeria Cheney Pack papers. 1915-1932. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
referencedIn Brigham Young University roll books, 1895-1957 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsUniversity Archives
referencedIn Tobler, Douglas F. Karl B. Maeser lecture, Sept. 18, 1980. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Smith, Hyrum Gibbs, 1879-1932. Hyrum Gibbs Smith papers, circa 1920. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Maeser, Karl G. Karl G. Maeser letter, 1859. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn General Church Board of Education certificate, 1892 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Smith, Hyrum Gibbs, 1879-1932. Hyrum Gibbs Smith collection, ca. 1920. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Karl G. Maeser correspondence, 1861-1901 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsUniversity Archives
referencedIn Jones, Sarah Fletcher, 1874-1966. Oral history interview, April 29, 1965. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Young, Aretta, 1864-1923. Aretta Young poems, 1883-1917. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Gates, Susa Young, 1856-1933. Reminiscences of Brigham Young Academy. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Photographs of Brigham Young University, circa 1896-1980. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Brigham Young University. Archives and Records Management. Early photographs of Provo and Brigham Young Academy, ca. 1880-1947. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Harrington, Daniel, 1860-1943. Daniel Harrington report, 1879-1880. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Brigham Young University. Sketches of presidents, 1980s. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Card, Zina Presendia Young Williams, 1850-1931. Zina Young Card papers, 1881-1930. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Hoyt, Forrest T., 1948-. Papers, 1972 Aug. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Karl G. Maeser letter, 1859 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Brigham Young University. Alumni Association. Records, 1967. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Crandall, Ruth Webb, 1907-. Ruth Webb Crandall oral history interview : Tape and transcript, 1982 April 27 [sound recording] / conducted by Jessie L. Embry. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Crandall, Evelyn, 1876-1967. Oral history interview with Evelyn Crandall, 1961-1964. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Maeser, Emil, 1864-1893. Papers, 1886-1893. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints German-Austrian mission photographs and papers, 1846-1928 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Board of Education. Certificate, 1892. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn R. W. Rasmusen autograph book, 1883-1885 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Memoirs of Rose Ellen Bywater Valentine, 1962 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Keeler, Joseph B. (Joseph Brigham), 1855-1935. Collection, [ca. 1840-1990]. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Collection of Brigham Young University photographs, circa 1884-1980s L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsUniversity Archives
referencedIn Park, John Rockey, 1833-1900. Diary, 1869-1886. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Thompson, Eilene. Ancestors of Karl G. Maeser, 1928-1901, and Anna Heneritta Therese Mieth, 1830-1896, 1999. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Maeser, Karl G., 1828-1901. Brigham Young University President's Records, 1876-1892. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Thompson, Eilene. Ancestors of Karl G. Maeser, 1988-1901, and Anna Heneritta Therese Mieth, 1830-1896, 1999. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Zina Young Williams Card collection, 1881-1930 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Crandall, Evelyn, 1876-1967,. Oral history interview with Evelyn Crandall, 1964 June 26. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Maeser, Karl G. Letter to Elder Edward Collard, 1859. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn J. Marinus Jensen History of Brigham Young University papers, 1875-1942 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsUniversity Archives
creatorOf Harrington, Daniel, 1860-1943. Daniel Harrington papers, 1850-1905. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Brigham Young Academy. Domestic Department. Records, 1879-1900. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Card, Zina Presendia Young Williams, 1850-1931. Papers, 1879. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Maeser, Karl G., 1828-1901. Letters, 1879. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Jensen, J. Marinus (Jens Marinus), 1868-1945. History of Brigham Young University / J. Marinus Jensen et al. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Brigham Young University. History Committee. Records, 1875-1942. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Edward H. Snow papers, 1878-1932 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Photographs of BYU trustees, 1875-1975. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Silver pitcher set, 1885 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsUniversity Archives
creatorOf Cannon, George Q. (George Quayle), 1827-1901. Letter, 1897. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Brigham Young Academy Domestic Department. Records, 1879-1881. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Rasmusen, R. W. Autograph book from Brigham Young Academy, 1883-1885. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Maeser, Reinhard, 1855-1926. Papers, 1878-1944. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Karl G. Maeser materials, 1901-1990. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Reinhard Maeser papers, 1838-1944 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Norman Woodbury Osborn photograph collection, ca. late 1800s-early 1900s. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Harrington, Daniel, 1860-1943. Daniel Harrington papers, 1925. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Dr. Maeser, 190-? Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Orson F. Whitney collection, 1871-1931 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Maeser, Karl G., 1828-1901. Religious lecture minutes, 1878-1879. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Richards, A. LeGrand (Alden LeGrand),. A. LeGrand Richards collection on Karl G. Maeser, 1851-1856, circa 2009. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Reinhard Maeser papers, 1878-1944 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Karl G. Maeser and Joseph Young letters, 1853-1889 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Hyrum Gibbs Smith papers, 1920 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Snow, Edward Hunter, 1865-1932. Additions to the Edward Hunter Snow papers, 1978-1932. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Savage, C. R. (Charles Roscoe), 1832-1909. Reinhard Maeser photograph collection, 1855-1926. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Young, Joseph, 1797-1881. letters, 1853-1889. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn National Society, Sons of Utah Pioneers. Honorary memberships for Brigham Young University presidents, 2005. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Maeser, Reinhard, 1855-1926. Reinhard Maeser papers, 1838-1944. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn A. LeGrand Richards collection on Karl G. Maeser, 1850-1852 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsUniversity Archives
referencedIn Brigham Young University. Roll Books, 1895-1957. Harold B. Lee Library
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Mormons--Emigration and immigration
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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Church Educational System
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Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
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Death 1901-02-15

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