Keeler, Joseph B. (Joseph Brigham), 1855-1935

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Joseph Brigham Keeler (1855-1935) was one of the original twenty-nine students of Brigham Young Academy and later served on the faculty for thirty-six years. In the Brigham Young Academy and University administrations, he served as first counselor to Karl Maeser, Benjamin Cluff, and George Brimhall. Keeler taught in the Commercial and Theology departments and wrote the first two Aaronic Priesthood manuals in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a bulding mission to the St. George Temple (1874-75), a proselytizing mission to the Southern States Mission (1880-2), and served as Provo 4th Ward bishop, counselor and president of the Utah Stake, patriarch, and member of the General Priesthood Committee on Outlines.

From the guide to the Joseph B. Keeler family papers, approximately 1840-1990, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Mormon Church official and local politician.

From the description of Journals, 1893-1934. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 366373736

Joseph B. Keeler (1855-1935) was the dean of the Business College and served several other leadership positions both in the Church and community.

From the description of Joseph B. Keeler papers, 1881-1990. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 496345919

First Counselor in the Presidency of Brigham Young Academy and Brigham Young University.

From the description of Papers, 1884, 1891-1897. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86104617

Joseph Brigham Keeler (1855-1935) was one of the original twenty-nine students of Brigham Young Academy and later served on the faculty for thirty-six years. In the Brigham Young Academy and University administrations, he served as first counselor to Karl Maeser, Benjamin Cluff, and George Brimhall. Keeler taught in the Commercial and Theology departments and wrote the first two Aaronic Priesthood manuals in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a building mission to the St. George Temple (1874-75), a proselytizing mission to the Southern States Mission (1880-2), and served as Provo 4th Ward bishop, counselor and president of the Utah Stake, patriarch, and member of the General Priesthood Committee on Outlines.

From the description of Collection, [ca. 1840-1990]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82836124

Joseph B. Keeler (1855-1935) was the dean of the Business College and served several other leadership positions both in the Church and community.

Joseph B. Keeler (1855-1935) was born in Salt Lake City on September 8th to Ann Brown and Daniel Hutchinson Keeler. Joseph B. Keeler, who was first counselor to President George H. Brimhall and dean of the Business College from 1904 to 1920, was one of the original twenty-nine students to sign up with Karl G. Maeser in 1876. Soon after receiving his diploma in 1877, he became a member of the faculty, giving a total of thirty-seven years of service to the school. During the financial difficulties of the 1880s Professor Keeler was appointed supervisor of the school boarding house, which was opened as an additional means of finance; he served without pay. Under Principal Maeser he was head of the Academic Department and taught bookkeeping, history, and civil government, and also served as president of the Theology Department. Under President Cluff he was assigned to organize a military training unit for both men and women. He received the degree of Master of Accounts at Eastman Business College, Poughkeepsie, New York, and in 1894, the Church Board of Education conferred on him the degree of Bachelor of Didactics. During his life he also served as president of Utah Stake, president of BYU Alumni Association, city councilman, city and county recorder, newspaper editor, and director of enterprises such as Utah Lake Irrigation Company, Provo Reservoir Company, and Orem Interurban Railway Company. Keeler died on December 21, 1935 in Provo, Utah.

From the guide to the Joseph B. Keeler papers, 1881-1990, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

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referencedIn Budge, Alfred. Letter, 1908. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf LR 9629 30, Utah Stake. Utah Stake stake presidents' records 1904-1919 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Keeler, Joseph B. (Joseph Brigham), 1855-1935. Joseph B. Keeler papers, 1881-1990. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Student Loan Association of Utah. Records, 1891-1932. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Seager, Orin Austin, 1872-1965. Brigham Young Academy notes and photograph, [ca. 1890-1893]. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Joseph B. Keeler papers, 1881-1990 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Day, Ellen Heloise. Annotated copy of Banyan, 1915. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf May Queen Mining Lode Claim : [collection] : 1884. History Colorado
referencedIn Daniel Mandeville Keeler papers, 1900-1990 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Keeler, Daniel Mandeville,. Daniel Mandeville Keeler papers. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Brigham Young Academy. Polysophical Society. Minutes, 1877 Nov.-Dec. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Keeler, Joseph B. (Joseph Brigham), 1855-1935. Collection, [ca. 1840-1990]. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Keeler, Joseph B. (Joseph Brigham), 1855-1935. Journals, 1893-1934. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Brigham Young Academy. Commercial College. List of classes offered, and corresponding teachers, 1876-1890. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Jones, Thatcher C., 1888-1989. Oral history, 1982 Apr. 20. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Keeler, Joseph B., 1855-1935. Papers, 1884, 1891-1897. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Brigham Young Academy. Receipts of Priesthood ordinations at the Brigham Young Academy, 1901-1911. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Keeler, Joseph B. (Joseph Brigham), 1855-1935. Photographs, ca. 1850-1960. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Joseph B. Keeler family papers, approximately 1840-1990 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Seager, Orin Austin, 1872-1965. Brigham Young Academy notes and photograph, [ca. 1890-1893]. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Keeler, Daniel, 1900-. Oral history interview, Feb. 11, 1981. Harold B. Lee Library
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associatedWith Anderson, A. D. person
associatedWith Bent, Hattie Brown Keeler, 1891-1980. person
associatedWith Brigham Young Academy corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young Academy. Commercial College. corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young Academy. Polysophical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young University corporateBody
associatedWith Brimhall, George H. (George Henry), 1853-1932. person
associatedWith Budge, Alfred. person
associatedWith Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints corporateBody
associatedWith Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Provo 4th Ward (Provo, Utah) corporateBody
associatedWith Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Southern States Mission corporateBody
associatedWith Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Utah Stake. corporateBody
associatedWith Cluff, Benjamin, 1858-1948. person
associatedWith Collier, Joab, 1855-1918. person
associatedWith Collier, Theodocia Keeler, 1858-1912. person
associatedWith Daniels, Thomas E. person
associatedWith Day, Ellen Heloise. person
associatedWith Johnson Photography. corporateBody
associatedWith Jones, Thatcher C., 1888-1989. person
associatedWith Keeler, Daniel, 1900- person
associatedWith Keeler, Daniel Mandeville, person
associatedWith Keeler, David Hutchinson, 1896-1982. person
associatedWith Keeler, Eva Josephine, 1893-1984. person
associatedWith Keeler family family
associatedWith Keeler (Family : Keeler, Joseph B. (Joseph Brigham), 1855-1935) family
associatedWith Keeler, Karl Fairbanks, 1888-1980. person
associatedWith Keeler, Major Joseph, 1884-1914. person
associatedWith Keeler, Martha Alice Fairbanks, 1860-1938. person
associatedWith Keeler, Paul Fortesque, 1904- person
associatedWith Keeler, Ralph B., 1897-1977. person
associatedWith Larson and Rygreen Photo. corporateBody
associatedWith Maeser, Karl G. person
associatedWith McAllister, Beulah Keeler, 1885-1974. person
associatedWith Morton, William A. person
associatedWith Seager, Orin Austin, 1872-1965. person
associatedWith St. George Temple (Saint George, Utah) corporateBody
associatedWith Student Loan Association of Utah. corporateBody
associatedWith Thompson, Ellen Keeler, 1934- person
associatedWith Utah Stake corporateBody
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Provo (Utah)
Utah
Saint George (Utah)
Georgia
Saint George (Utah)
Utah--Provo
Georgia
Southern States
Provo (Utah)
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Mormon Church--Missions
Mormon church--Wards--Provo 4th
Education
Material Types
Colleges and Universities
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Correspondence
Mormons--History--Sources
Education, Higher--History--Sources
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Birth 1855-09-08

Death 1935-12-21

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