Guide to the Edgar B. Brossard papers,
1917-1962

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Creator: Brossard, Edgar Bernard, 1889-1980.
Title: Edgar Bernard Brossard papers
Dates: 1917-1962 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 54 boxes (20 linear ft.)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 004
Summary: Correspondence and other papers of Dr. Brossard, including materials dealing with his own education; lecture notes from teaching farm management at Utah State University; materials from his term as Farm Administration Agent in Utah; materials on the Brossard family; correspondence, articles, addresses, clippings and other materials dealing with the U.S. Tariff Commission; materials concerning sugar beet industry investigations from the 1920s and 1930s; Brossard's articles on foreign trade written the 1920s-1940s; materials dealing with Brossard's missions to France and New England for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; and his church work in Washington D.C. Includes photostat of final letter from President Eisenhower to Dr. Brossard complementing him upon years of service.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-1663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Biographical Note

Edgar B. Brossard was born on April 1, 1889 in Oxford, Idaho to Amable Alphonse and Mary Catherine Hobson Brossard. He was the eighth of twelve children. In 1889, Brossard's mother passed away and two years later, his father remarried and moved the family to Logan, Utah. Brossard attended the prep school for the Utah Agricultural College (now Utah State University). He graduated in 1911 from USU in economics having lettered in four sports as well.

In late 1911, Brossard accepted a call to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Swiss-German mission. He was assigned to France and later became president at age twenty-three of the newly organized Paris, France mission.

He was released in 1914 and returned to Logan where under the direction of the Department of Agriculture and the UAC he led a farm management program designed to teach farmers how to better manage their finances. In 1915, he married Laura Parkinson Cowley. Brossard eventually continued his education at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, where he earned an MA in 1917, and a PhD in 1920. Laura also continued her education earning an MA degree from the University of Chicago.

In 1923, Brossard was appointed to the staff of the U.S. Tariff Commission to help research the effects of tariffs on U.S. agriculture. In 1925, President Coolidge nominated him to fill a vacancy on the commission. Democrats vigorously opposed his appointment because of his protectionist leanings and he was not confirmed until 1927. Brossard continued serving on this board until his retirement in 1959. During that time, he traveled abroad many times for tariff and trade conferences, both with foreign governments and with the United Nations. He also became a personal acquaintance of five U.S. Presidents and was chairman of the commission for seven years. Also during his time in Washington he held many positions in the LDS Church and oversaw the construction of the now-famous LDS Chapel in Washington, D.C. During these years Mrs. Brossard worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Home Economics and held many church positions.

Edgar Brossard retired in 1959 and government, civic, religious, and international leaders including President Dwight D. Eisenhower paid many tributes to him. Brossard planned to retire to Utah, but was asked to serve as a Mission President in the New England Mission of the LDS Church. In one year, he oversaw substantial growth both in members and in church organization, as well as participating in the construction of a monument in Sharon, Vermont to honor Joseph Smith, founder of the LDS Church. In 1959 Brossard was suddenly transferred to Paris to ‘clean up' the Paris France Mission. Nine missionaries were excommunicated and various church members were disciplined for teaching doctrine that was not in harmony with the church's official canon before the situation calmed. Brossard remained mission president in Paris until 1961. His administration in France yielded impressive growth in membership and those he served commended his leadership.

In 1961, Brossard and his wife retired to Salt Lake City, Utah where they continued to be active in many clubs and organizations in addition to many Church functions. He served on the Sunday School General Board for the LDS Church, as a Bishop, and as a worker in the Salt Lake Temple. Laura Brossard passed away on March 6, 1976. She was 83. Edgar Brossard died four years later on August 23, 1980. He was 91. Both are buried in the Salt Lake City cemetery.

Sources:

Knowles, Eleanor, "Biography of Edgar B. Brossard: Government, Church & Civic Leader," 1974 (SC call # 920 B793-K)

Mehr, Kahlile, "The Trial of the French Mission," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol. 21, No. 3, Autumn 1988 (SC call # 289.305 D541, 1988)

Content Description

The Papers of Dr. Edgar B. Brossard, one of Utah State University's most distinguished alumni, form a significant part of the Library's manuscript collections. Covering Dr. Brossard's career as scientist, educator, U.S. Tariff Commissioner, author, and churchman, the collection documents a time as much as a man.

This collection is largely based on Dr. Brossard's correspondence with various individuals. Subsequent boxes reflect his intimate role in the United States Trade Commission as well as his influence in shaping national economic policy. This collection offers wonderful insight into a man who was significant civic and religious in Utah and in Washington D.C. from 1920 to his death in 1980.

An addendum collection of Brossard's papers (Coll Mss 220) also exists, containing personal items relating to the civic, religious, and business aspects of Dr. Brossard's work and that of his wife, Laura Cowley Brossard, as he traveled throughout the world fulfilling his duties both as a member and chairman of the United States Tariff Commission, and as a leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It consists of letters, photographs, postcards and newspapers about Dr. Brossard's personal interests especially his church work. Many of Laura Brossard's letters, articles, and personal letters are also included.

USU Special Collections also houses the photographs of the Edgar B. Brossard family. These photographs (amounting to eleven boxes of material) have been separated and catalogued as: PO111: The Edgar B. Brossard Photograph Collection.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Edgar B. Brossard papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Edgar B. Brossard papers, 1917-1962. (COLL MSS 004). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Chronological by type in three sections: Correspondence (alphabetic), Tariff Commission Work, and Church Activities.

Acquisition Information :  

The materials in this collection were donated to USU Special Collections & Archives by Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Brossard between the years of October 1967 and 1973.

Related Materials :  

Edgar B. Brossard addendumCOLL MSS 220

Edgar B. Brossard photograph collectionP0111


Detailed Description of the Collection

Correspondence
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
1 Correspondence, Adams - Customs
2 Correspondence, Dale - Edminister
3 Correspondence, Eliot - Grundy
4 Correspondence, Hancock - Kennedy
5 Correspondence, Ketchum - Mollohan
6 Correspondence, Moore - Ryder
7 Correspondence, Salt Lake City - Smoot
8 Correspondence, Snyder - Thomas
9 Correspondence, Thomas, W. P. - Young
10 Correspondence, From the President, Coolidge - Truman
Correspondence With USU., Honorary Degrees Received, Special Certificates and Citations
Box
Folder
11 1 Authorization by United States Department of State releasing file material to USU.
11 2 Alumni Directory October, 1939.
11 3 E. B. Brossard recommended for the President of Utah State University
11 4 U. S. A. C. Presidency correspondence 1944.
11 5 President Glen L. Taggart correspondence.
11 6 Official "A" awarded by U. S. A. C. student body organization as member of executive committee.
11 7 Honorary L. L. D. from Utah State University.
11 8 Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity certificate.
11 9 Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree and Citation, USU.
11 10 Certificate of award for generous contribution to Utah State University athletic programs.
11 11 U. S. U. Statesman, December, 1972, E. B. Brossard's contribution to the Library Development Fund
12 Dissertation Notes at University Of Minnesota and Dissertation Contents: Notebooks and Dissertation
University of Minnesota Masters Work, Lecture Notes and Thesis, Utah State University Materials: Farm Demonstration Agent, Lecture Notes, Papers and Addresses, and Dedication Speech of Union Building.
Box
Folder
13 1 Thesis (M.S.) University of Minnesota 1917
13 2 Farm Management Service Notes 1917 - 1918
13 3 Outline of Farm Management Course (1) 1918 - 1919, University of Minnesota
13 4 Outline of Farm Management Course (2) 1918 - 1919, University of Minnesota
13 5 Farm Management lecture notes. University of Minnesota 1918
13 6 Farm Management lecture notes (2). University of Minnesota 1918
13 7 Cooperating farmers during E. B. Brossard's term as Farm Administration Agent in Utah
13 8 Summary of the business of 318 Utah farms
13 9 Lecture notes for course taught at U. S. A. C.
13 10 Lecture notes for course taught at U. S. A. C.: Farm Crops
13 11 Papers and addresses while at U. S. A. C. (1921 - 1923)
13 12 Review questions in Department of Farm Management U. S. A. C. (1922 - 1923)

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Tariff Commission Work
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Biographical Data: E. B. Brossard, L. C. Brossard and Alphonse Brossard, Record Of Appointments to Tariff Commission.
Box
Folder
14 1 Union Knitting Mills: Prices and Instructions (1911)
14 2 B. Y. U. honorary awards, citations, and correspondence
14 3 Alphonse Brossard's birth certificate and declaration of intent to become a full U. S. Citizen
14 4 Wedding certificate of Alphonse and Mary Brossard
14 5 Birth certificates: Ed and Laura Brossard
14 6 Eighth grade graduation certificate, program and photo
14 7 Letters concerning Cornell scholarship for graduate work
14 8 E. B. Brossard's University grades and records of appointment to Tariff Commission in Who's Who
14 9 L. C. Brossard's M. A. certificate from University of Chicago
14 10 Fred Walker correspondence at Chicago
14 11 Various Biographical Statements
14 12 E. B. Brossard's biography: Summary statement
14 13 Intermittent biographies prepared as needed for reappointment to the Tariff Commission
14 14 E. B. Brossard's employment by the Tariff Commission
14 15 Official records of appointments
Brossard and Tariff Commission Correspondence
Material on Sugar Investigation.
1923 - 1926
Box
Folder
15 1 Correspondence from October 1923 - December, 1924
15 2 Correspondence from January, 1925 - June, 1925
15 3 Correspondence from July, 1925 - September, 1925
15 4 Correspondence from October, 1925 - November, 1925
15 5 Correspondence from December, 1925
15 6 Correspondence from January, 1926 - March, 1926
Senate Select Committee to Investigate The Tariff Commission.
Box
Folder
16 1 Reviews of Sugar Industry published by the United Sugar Commission June 16, 1925 - July 15, 1927.
16 2 Investigation of Tariff Commission, Part 1 March 23, 1926
16 3 Investigation of Tariff Commission, Part 2 March 24, 1926
16 4 Investigation of Tariff Commission, Part 27 June 29, 1926
16 5 Investigation of Tariff Commission, Part 28 June 30, 1926
16 6 Investigation of Tariff Commission, Part 29 July 1, 1926
16 7 Investigation of Tariff Commission, Part 30 January 10, 1927
16 8 Investigation of Tariff Commission, Part 31 January 11, 1927
16 9 Investigation of Tariff Commission, Part 32 January 17, 1927
16 10 Investigation of Tariff Commission, Part 33 January 19, 1927
16 11 Investigation of Tariff Commission, Part 34 January 24, 1927
17 1 Investigation of Tariff Commission, Part 35 January 25, 1927
17 2 Investigation of Tariff Commission, Part 36 February 2, 1927
17 3 Investigation of Tariff Commission, Part 37 February 3, 1927
17 4 Investigation of Tariff Commission, Part 38 February 4, 1927
17 5 Investigation of Tariff Commission, Part 39 February 5, 1927
Controversy Surrounding E. B. Brossard's Nomination and Appointment to the Tariff Commission; Senate Investigations.
Box
Folder
18 1 Letters recommending E. B. Brossard
18 2 Tariff Commission investigation of 1926 - 1927
18 3 Opposition senators and their testimony 1926 - 1927
18 4 Controversy over E. B. Brossard's first appointment to Tariff Commission (Sugar Investigations)
18 5 E. B. Brossard's work in the Tariff Commission (Senate investigations)
18 6 Abstract of E. B. Brossard's testimony before Senate Commission 1925-1926
18 7 Letters of congratulations upon first appointment to the Tariff Commission
18 8 Senate correspondence regarding Brossard appointment
18 9 Correspondence regarding Brossard's appointment with Robert Judd revealing source and prejudice of opposition
18 10 Letters from Senators 1926 - 1927
18 11 Appointment as chairman of Tariff Commission by President Hoover January 14, 1930
19 1 Letters to and from Senators concerning E. B. Brossard's appointment as chairman
19 2 Tariff Commission policies and affairs. Material concerning Brossard's appointment
19 3 Letters recommending E. B. Brossard's confirmation
19 4 Criticism of the Tariff Commission by A. P. Dennis
19 5 Costigan letter
19 6 Correspondence and clippings on 1931 confirmation
19 7 E. B. Brossard's 1931 confirmation (1)
19 8 E. B. Brossard's 1931 confirmation (2)
19 9 Correspondence regarding appointment of E. B. Brossard (1) 1932
19 10 Correspondence regarding appointment of E. B. Brossard (2) 1932
19 11 Letters of congratulations on confirmation 1932 - 1933
Appointments to Commission and Hearings on Same
Includes Memos and Correspondence; Roosevelt and Truman Administrations.
Box
Folder
20 1 Letters concerning E. B. Brossard's plan to reorganize the Tariff Commission
20 2 1938 - 1939 correspondence with universities concerning possible appointment when reappointment was uncertain
20 3 Recommendations to President Roosevelt by E. B. Brossard's friends
20 4 Correspondence concerning E. B. Brossard's reappointment (1) 1938
20 5 Correspondence concerning E. B. Brossard's appointment (2) 1938
20 6 Roosevelt's reappointment of E. B. Brossard. List of years of Brossard's appointments
20 7 Letters of recommendation concerning E. B. Brossard's appointment Truman Administration (1) 1950
20 8 Letters of recommendation concerning E. B. Brossard's appointment Truman Administration (2) 1950
20 9 Correspondence concerning reappointment by President Truman (1) 1950
20 10 Correspondence concerning reappointment by President Truman (2) 1950
20 11 Letters of appreciation from President Truman as he left the White House
Appointments to Commission and Hearings on the Same
Letters and Memos from the Eisenhower Administration - Brossard's Retirement.
Box
Folder
21 1 Letters specifically sent to U. S. Presidents recommending Brossard for appointment
21 2 President Eisenhower appoints E. B. Brossard as chairman of the Tariff Commission.
removed to Presidential signature
March 5, 1953
21 3 Letters of congratulations on E. B. Brossard's appointment as Tariff Commission chairman in 1953
21 4 E. B. Brossard's reappointment to the Tariff Commission in 1956
21 5 Letters of congratulations concerning the 1956 appointment (1)
21 6 Letters of congratulations concerning the 1956 appointment (2)
21 7 Letters to President Eisenhower, recommending extension of E. B. Brossard's term beyond retirement
21 8 E. B. Brossard retires from the Tariff Commission on
Includes special tribute by the presidents and Brossard's personal recollections of the presidents whom he served
April 30, 1959
21 9 Letters of commendation and congratulations upon E. B. Brossard's retirement in 1959
21 10 Tributes to E. B. Brossard on various times and occasions, primarily retirement
21 11 Letters from Eisenhower on retirement
21 12 Resolution on E. B. Brossard's retirement by the American Tariff League 1959
21 13 Some letters to E. B. Brossard upon retirement from the Tariff Commission
21 14 E. B. Brossard's civil service retirement certificate.
21 15 Card signed by Tariff Commission and staff upon retirement
History of The Tariff Commission and Tariff Laws - Tariff Commission Activities - Trip to Europe in 1927 - Flexible Tariff Act
Box
Folder
22 1 1910 - 1916 legislation establishing the Tariff Commission
22 2 Tariff Commission packed with free traders by President Wilson
22 3 100 years of Tariff history: Summary of laws
22 4 History of Tariff Commission work 1920's
22 5 Tariff Commission activities and controversy surrounding them in the 1920's
22 6 Tariff act of 1922
22 7 Ed and Laura's trip to Europe June 30, 1927 - September 14, 1927
22 8 Economic data on trade with European countries used on the trip.
22 9 History of the Tariff Commission and its work 1930's
22 10 History of the Tariff Commission activities 1940's
22 11 Need for an independent Tariff Commission
22 12 Flexible Tariff in the 1920's
Tariff Commission Activities and Tariff Laws, 1930 - 1945 Correspondence with Tariff Commissioners, 1930's Commission Subcommittee Reports, 1940's.
Box
Folder
23 1 French and Argentinean Tariff Policies 1929 - 1930
23 2 U. S. iron and steel industry: production and export
23 3 Briarwood pipes case
23 4 Attitude of U. S. political parties on the Tariff
23 5 Comparison of 1922 and 1930 trade bills
23 6 Constitutionality of Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act
23 7 E. B. Brossard visits some textile manufacturing plants in the South
23 8 Correspondence with Robert L. O'Brien, chairman of the Tariff Commission during the 1930's: personal and business
23 9 E. B. Brossard's correspondence with Alfred P. Dennis
23 10 Subcommittee B: minutes of meetings
23 11 Subcommittee B: reports on the tariff and foreign trade policy
23 12 Reports of the Subcommittee on Regional Preferences and Customs Unions
23 13 Subcommittee on Regional Preferences and Customs Unions: minutes
G. A. T. T. Agreements Tariff Acts and their Revision Economic Reports 1950's.
Box
Folder
24 1 E. B. Brossard's travel authorization to Geneva
24 2 Miscellaneous Tariff commission 1940's - 1950's
24 3 E. B. Brossard as alternate delegate to the International Conference on Trade and Employment, Havana, Cuba November, 1957 - March, 1958
24 4 Committee on Cooperation with American Republics
24 5 E. B. Brossard to Geneva to confer on trade and employment March - August, 1947
24 6 Trade agreements of 1948
24 7 G. A. T. T. agreements of 1951. G. A. T. T. affairs of the 1950's
24 8 E. B. Brossard to Geneva as delegate to Conference on Trade and Employment January - May, 1956
24 9 Report of the U. S. Delegation: G. A. T. T. 1962
24 10 Proposed amendment to section 350 of Tariff Act of 1930 by Senator Irving M. Ives
24 11 Escape Clause, Section 22
24 12 Point-four program
24 13 Mahoney and Joint Commission: Economic reports
24 14 1951 Point Four Budget and Future Planning Steps
24 15 Tariff Commission experience with Patent Infringement cases 1953
24 16 Extensions of the Reciprocal Trade Agreement Act and other issues 1950's
24 17 Correspondence with Senator Smoot
24 18 Correspondence with the White House 1950's
24 19 Trade Expansion Act of 1962: U. S. vs. the E. E. C
I. T. O. Charter American Agricultural Mission to the Philippines Report of the Agricultural Mission of China --U. S. 1946.
Box
Folder
25 1 Preliminary report of the American Agricultural Mission to the Philippines December, 1946
25 2 Report of China - U. S. Agricultural Mission 1946
25 3 I. T. O. Charter, March 1947, with State Department analysis
25 4 I. T. O. Charter, November, 1947, analysis of the Geneva draft
25 5 I. T. O. Charter, December 1947, preliminary copy of red-draft
25 6 I. T. O. Charter
25 7 Note- on ITO Charter; Draft and
25 8 I. T. O. notes: Havana, Cuba
Utah Industries Sugar Industries and Investigations.
Box
Folder
26 1 Utah industries 1939
26 2 Utah's exports and imports of commodities 1930's
26 3 Notes on Utah industries
26 4 Proceedings of the Western Farm Economics Association
26 5 Phosphates industry notes
26 6 Utah Agriculture and National farm program data
26 7 Utah State land use planning agricultural program 1941
26 8 History of Sugar Beet Investigations
26 9 Data on Sugar Investigations 1923 - 1924
26 10 Sugar prices and price indices
26 11 U. S. Sugar Industry and Tariff Quota reduction
Report by Howard S. Piquet on Probable Effects of Suspension of United States Tariff.
Box
Folder
27 1 Report of Piquet
27 2 Piquet's report continued
General History of the United States Tariff Commission: Calendars and Agendas 1955.
Box
Folder
28 1 Members of the Tariff Commission with length of service of each 1917 - 1959
28 2 History of the Tariff Commission and its work 1920's
28 3 History of the Tariff Commission: activities and functions 1940's
28 4 Members of the Tariff Commission and Tariff Commission Personnel
28 5 Agendas of the Tariff Commission meetings 1950's
28 6 Calendar of the Tariff Commission meetings 1952 - 1954
28 7 Calendar of the Tariff Commission work 1954 - 1959
28 8 Tariff Commission telephone directories 1944 - 1952
28 9 Tariff Commission telephone directories 1953 - 1958
Articles and Addresses on Tariff and Foreign Trade Articles and Addresses on Agricultural Policy of the Tariff Commission 1920's.
Box
Folder
29 1 Some lists of talks and articles on tariff and foreign trade
29 2 Agriculture and the Tariff Commission policies: radio addresses and press releases 1927 - 1928
29 3 Corn report of 1926 - 1927
29 4 Tariff Commission work and California Agriculture 1928
29 5 U. S. Sugar industry: need for tariff protection
29 6 E. B. Brossard's address, "Cooperation and Civilization" in the Phi Kappa Alpha journal December, 1927
29 7 "How about Flexible Tariff?" An article written by E. B. Brossard
29 8 Report on the investigation of paintbrush handles industry in the United States
Report by E. B. Brossard on the book America Self Contained, 1926
1926.
29 9 Addresses by E. B. Brossard discussing aspects of tariff and foreign trade
Articles and Addresses on Foreign Trade 1930's-1940s.
Box
Folder
30 1 Attitude of political parties in the United States on tariff March, 1930
30 2 Effect of tariff act of 1930 on farm products
30 3 "Cooperation of the Tariff Commission with other governmental agencies."
30 4 Talk to customs division personnel
30 5 "The Tariff Commission and some tariff problems"
30 6 "Contrast of U. S. and European Tariffs"
30 7 "Commercial Policies and Tariffs in their Relation to World Peace"
30 8 Three addresses on tariff policy 1930
30 9 Comparison of 1922 and 1930 trade bills
30 10 "The United States Tariff Commission"
30 11 "Commercial Policies and Tariffs in Relation to World Peace"
30 12 "Training for Success in Various Fields"
30 13 How Foreign Trade may be helped
30 14 Speech to Washington self-help pageant 1934
30 15 Radio Address, May 21, 1936, on alcohol and tobacco
30 16 "Cooperation of the U. S. with Latin American Countries"
30 17 "Our Trade Relations with Great Britain"
30 18 E. B. Brossard's Utah speeches on foreign trade 1939
30 19 Experience under the Reciprocal Trade Act (speech given at the Mining Convention 1939).
31 1 Tariff Commission is a Fact Finding Body
31 2 "Need for an Independent Tariff Commission 1941"
31 3 "United States Cooperation with other Latin American Countries"
31 4 "The Effect of War on Trade in the Americas"
31 5 E. B. Brossard's talk on the "Wake up America" program
31 6 Talk before the Inter-American Defense Board 1942
31 7 Radio speech on January 1, 1943, praising Utahans for their effort and service to the nation
31 8 "War in Europe and our Foreign Trade Policy"
31 9 Radio Broadcast with Vivian Miek on Reciprocal Trade Act
31 10 Penn State College Address 1945
31 11 Report on Latin American inspection trip for S. C. C. 1946
31 12 "United States Programs of Scientific and Cultural Cooperation with Other Latin American Republics"
31 13 "Ways of increasing employment of labor after World War II"
31 14 Statement to Congress on Flexible Tariffs 1952
31 15 "Utah State University's Contribution to the Students"
31 16 "Journeys behind the News" Recording on the function of the Tariff Commission
31 17 E. B. Brossard as the speaker at the eighteenth annual luncheon of the Golden Anniversary Club, at U. S. U. Student Union Building 1950's
31 18 "U. S. Tariffs and Trade Policies" Speech at B. Y. U. May 1, 1962
31 19 "Common Market and Sheep Industry" Speech at Woolgrowers Convention, January 12, 1963, in Salt Lake City
31 20 List of talks and articles of E. B. Brossard
Church talks not included.
1925 - 1965.
Press Clippings on the Tariff Commission Activities.
Box
Folder
32 1 Appointments as Chairman 1930
32 2 Tariff Commission 1925 - 1932
32 3 E. B. Brossard and the Tariff Commission (1) 1925 - 1959
32 4 E. B. Brossard and the Tariff Commission (2) 1925 - 1959
32 5 E. B. Brossard and the Tariff Commission (3) 1925 - 1959
32 6 E. B. Brossard and the Tariff Commission (4) 1925 - 1959
32 7 E. B. Brossard's appointments by President Roosevelt
32 8 E. B. Brossard's appointments by President Truman
32 9 E. B. Brossard's appointments by President Eisenhower
32 10 Senate sugar lobby investigation: Coolidge and Hoover Administration
32 11 I. T. O. conference at Havana. (Includes the periodical "Diplomacia")
Tariff Commission Certificates and Memorabilia Washington Invitations and Announcements.
Box
Folder
33 1 Jupiter rex - Pan American Airways - across the equator from Bogotá to Lima
33 2 U. S. Department of State certificate of appointment to the U. N. conference on trade and employment in Havana, Cuba
33 3 U. S. Tariff Commission Home Service Awards for thirty-five and forty years' service
33 4 E. B. Brossard's authorization for official trip to Europe March, 1957
33 5 Trip to Geneva, May - August, 1947 Recreational Activities
33 6 Passenger lists of Transatlantic Crossways
33 7 Menus of the SS America September, 1961
33 8 Expense notes and ration card: Geneva 1947
33 9 Photographs of the Tariff Commissioners and the Tariff Commission Building 1925 - 1959
33 10 Invitations to the White House: Coolidge Administration
33 11 Invitations to the White House: Hoover Administration
33 12 Invitations to the White House: Roosevelt Administration
33 13 Invitations to the White House: Eisenhower Administration
33 14 Embassy invitations
33 15 Invitation; Pan American Union
33 16 Miscellaneous VIP invitations and announcements
Inauguration Programs, Ed and Laura's Wedding Certificate, Legal Papers of Alphonse Brossard, Announcements of Miscellaneous Ceremonies, Photos, Gavel used by E. B. Brossard as Chairman of The Tariff Commission.
Box
Folder
34 1 Inauguration 1933
34 2 Inauguration 1937
34 3 Inauguration 1949
34 4 Inauguration 1957
34 5 Inauguration l969
34 6 Inauguration 1973
34 7 The Inaugural Book 1973
34 8 Ed and Laura's wedding certificate
34 9 Announcements of Miscellaneous Ceremonies
34 10 Photo: Tariff Commission and staff 1951
34 11 Gavel made from the elm planted by George Washington used by E. B. Brossard as Chairman of the U. S. Tariff Commission
Non-Tariff Commission Government Service: Clubs And Social Activities.
Box
Folder
35 1 E. B. Brossard's open houses for all Tariff Commission Members and staff
35 2 Letters recommending E. B. Brossard for membership in the Cosmos Club 1929
35 3 Cosmos Club Membership
35 4 National Grange number 1 demit card 1959
35 5 National Grange Certificates and Correspondence
35 6 Members of Farm Hands of Washington, D. C.
35 7 Inquirendo Club Presidency, 1937 - 1938 Cosmos Club and National Grange, etc.
35 8 Inquirendo Club
35 9 E. B. Brossard's talk to the Inquirendo Club when president
35 10 Latin American Committee for Culture and Cooperation: Programs

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Church Activities
Container(s)
Description
Dates
First French Mission, Church Activities in Utah, Church Correspondence, Church Talks, Church Biography, Church Certificates, Dedication of the Provo Temple.
Box
Folder
36 1 Certificate of ordination as elder in the L. D. S. Church
36 2 Ministers certificate issued by the First Presidency
36 3 Preparation and travel for French Mission 1911
36 4 E. B. Brossard's work in the French Mission October 15, 1912 to May 9, 1914
36 5 Correspondence regarding appointment as a missionary president
36 6 Details of service in the French Mission 1911 - 1914
36 7 Details of service in the French Mission: meetings and conference notes
36 8 Certificates of ordination as seventy
36 9 On Cache Stake Board and alternate high council
36 10 E. B. Brossard's genealogy experience 1931
36 11 News interviews with E. B. Brossard
36 12 Correspondence with President John A. Widstoe
36 13 Certificate of life membership in the Genealogical Society of Utah
36 14 1942 rebuilding of the chapel at Snowflake, Arizona
36 15 Article: "What the Sunday School has done for me"
36 16 Y. M. M. I. A. Honorary Master M-Men certificate
36 17 Church work in Salt Lake City 1961 - 1970
36 18 Church work in Utah 1961 - 1970
36 19 Biography of the L. D. S. Church 1966
36 20 Special correspondence with church and U. leaders
36 21 Correspondence with church leaders
(includes the church presidency)
36 22 Article: "Christianity Gives Aim to Life and Offers Solutions to World and Individual Problems"
36 23 The story of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints
36 24 Dedication of the Provo Temple
Church Activities in Washington, D. C., Church Certificates from Washington Church Activities.
Box
Folder
37 1 Article: "Church in the Nations Capitol" from Era
37 2 Bishops Certificate, Washington Ward, Washington Stake
37 3 Authorization to perform marriages: certificates
37 4 Stake President's Certificate, Washington Stake
37 5 Letters of congratulations upon appointment to Stake Presidency
37 6 Complete story of the purchase of property for the Washington, D. C. chapel
37 7 Some activities at the Washington, D. C. chapel: construction and uses
37 8 Dedication of the Washington, D. C. Stake Center and chapel of Silver Springs and Rock Creek wards
37 9 Washington, D. C. chapel programs and recitals, etc.
37 10 Washington chapel activities
37 11 Church work in Washington, D. C. 1923 - 1959
37 12 Church work in Washington, D. C. 1923 - 1959
37 13 Church work in Washington, D. C. 1923 - 1959
37 14 E. B. Brossard's church activities in Washington, D. C. of special interest
37 15 Proposal for the Washington Temple site
New England Mission 1959.
Box
Folder
38 1 Photos of New England Mission
38 2 History of the New England Mission during the Brossard Presidency
38 3 Call to New England Mission. Schedule of activities and directories
38 4 Articles taken from the New Englander June - December, 1959
38 5 Copies of the New Englander June - December, 1959
38 6 Miscellaneous copies of the New England Baptizer, 1960 - 1961 Missionary Cards, Meeting Programs
French Mission 1959 - 1961.
Box
Folder
39 l Arrangements before going to Paris November, 1959
39 2 Letters of introduction and commendation for use in French Mission 1959 - 1961
39 3 Arrival in the French Mission. Directories and schedules. Contains Moyle blessing
39 4 Message by President and Sister Brossard in the French Mission Conversion Chronicle
39 5 French Mission Experiences. Articles from mission diaries 1959 - 1961
39 6 Miscellaneous materials concerning French Mission programs and activities.
Also includes mission statistics
39 7 Miscellaneous materials and letters relating to mission programs and activities
39 8 Special experiences. Includes release and return home September, 1961
39 9 Brossards' report, missions in New England and France when they return to Washington, D. C. ward and stake, 1961, Washington Ward Calendar October, 1961
39 10 Referral cards of the French Missionaries
Administrative Publications of the French Mission.
Box
Folder
40 1 French Missionary Plan August, 1959
40 2 French Missionary Plan August, 1960
40 3 Letters of instructions by President of the French Mission January 1 to November 1, 1960
40 4 Manual of instructions in French 1960
40 5 Le Message Du M'Ritre
40 6 The Message of the Restoration: Teaching Supplement 1960
40 7 The Message of the Restoration: Teaching Supplement in French 1960
40 8 The Message of the Restoration 1961.
French Mission Publications.
Box
Folder
41 1 L'Etoile 1960
41 2 L'Etoile 1961, except July
41 3 French Mission Diaries
(see also box 49).
January - April and July, 1960
41 4 French Mission Diaries August - September and November - December, 1960
41 5 French Mission Diaries January - May, 1961
41 6 French Mission Diaries June - September, 1961
41 7 Conversion Chronicle and Special Bulletins June 6, 1961 - February 19, 1960.
French and European Mission Publications
Box
Folder
42 1 Directories of Branches of the French Mission (1) 1961
42 2 Directories of the Branches of the French Mission (2) 1961
42 3 Directory of French Missionaries 1912 - 1956
42 4 European Mission Service Programs
42 5 Messages to the Missionary
Plaques and Awards: French Mission, Utah State University and Brigham Young University
Box
43 Award 1:: Award for Outstanding Achievement in the French Mission 1952 - 1962.
43 Award 2:: U. S. U. Alumnus of the year, 1968 Robbins Awards
43 Award 3:: Honorary Abraham O. Smoot Award from B. Y. U. June 5, 1955
Press Clippings: Church, Civic, Educational
Box
Folder
44 1 Clippings of civic activities in Washington
44 2 Clippings of church activities
44 3 Clippings of church work in Washington, D. C.
44 4 Clippings of New England Mission
44 5 Clippings of French Mission
44 6 Clippings of church work in Salt Lake City
44 7 Utah State University press clippings and miscellaneous material
44 8 Phi Kappa Alpha material
44 9 Copies of the Instructor October, 1961 - June, 1962
44 10 The Improvement Era, Volumes 33-34 (1929 - 1930)
44 11 Brief Biography of the Brossard family published in the Washington Ward Calendar
Publications of Mrs. E. B. Brossard, M. A. Certificate from University Of Chicago.
Box
Folder
45 1 Homemaking, Home Furnishing and Information Services
45 2 Household Management and Kitchens
45 3 Report of the President's Conference on Home Building
45 4 Laura Brossard's Masters Certificate from the University of Chicago
Miscellaneous Biography
Box
Folder
46 1 Collection of Autobiographical Statements
46 2 French Genealogy of Brossard Family
46 3 Ancestry and Genealogical Data
46 4 Photographs of Utah State University and Friends of E.B. Brossard
46 5 Correspondence
46 6 Certificate of Life Membership in Sons of Utah Pioneers
46 7 Athletic Career
46 8 Miscellaneous Biographical papers and obituary of E.B.B's Father
46 9 Biographies in Who's Who
46 10 E.B. Brossard's Civil Service Retirement, Correspondence, and Receipts for Payment
46 11 Abraham O. Smoot Award from B.Y.U. 1959
46 12 Family Budget Accounts 1916 and 1917
School and Miscellaneous
Box
Folder
47 1 Early School
47 2 Schooling at Utah Agricultural College-Grades
47 3 Utah State University Leadership Training Workshop- September 23-25, 1962
47 4 Honorary Doctorate, Utah State University
47 5 University of Minnesota
47 6 Graduate Work at Cornell University
47 7 E.B. Brossard recommends Ernest L. Wilkinson to be president of B.Y.U.
47 8 Robins Award Utah State University 1968
47 9 Considered for Presidency of University of Utah
47 10 Utah State University Presidency offered to E.B. Brossard
47 11 Article in Utah State University Alumnus February 1951
47 12 Correspondence gifts, Utah State University
47 13 E.B. Brossard's address at dedication of Student Union Building May 2, 1953
47 14 Phi Kappa Phi Journals December 1926, May and December 1927
47 15 Utah State University Memorandum to University Administrators 1975
47 16 Programs
47 17 Utah Form Management Data 1914-1916
47 18 Certificates and Awards
47 19 Telegram from Richard Nixon about Nixon-Agnew Campaign 1968
47 20 Article on Samuel P. Cowley by J. Edgar Hoover
47 21 Visit to Canada for Cousin's Anniversary
47 22 Date of Birth Verifications for Mr. and Mrs. Brossard, Utah State University papers on salary and leave of absence
47 23 Graduate School Memorandum of Standing, University of Minnesota
Mission Service
Box
Folder
48 1 First Mission and Call to be Mission President 1911-1914
48 2 New England Mission 1959
48 3 Mission President in France 1959-1961
48 4 French Mission, Publications and Instructions to Missionaries 1959-1961
48 5 Release from French Mission Presidency
48 6 B.Y.U. address, 10-4-61 on French Mission Experiences
48 7 Minutes of Organization of French Mission, October 15, 1912, Mission History to May 9, 1914
48 8 French Mission Passports and Documents
Missionary and Mission President Papers 1912-1961.
Box
Folder
49 1 Minutes of Organization of French Mission, October 15, 1912, Mission History to May 9, 1914
49 2 "Second Tour of Duty as president of the French Mission, 1959-1961," draft containing correspondence concerning Brossard's transfer to France.
49 3 Testimonies of missionaries given to the Brossards at the conclusion of their service in France, Book 1; names A-J.
49 4 Testimonies of missionaries given to the Brossards at the conclusion of their service in France, Book 2; names K-Y.
49 5 Brossard's notebook
(contains study notes and speeches given to missionaries).
1959-1961
49 6 The French Mission Diary
(mission newsletter).
1959-1961
Church Service
Box
Folder
50 1 Washington Branch and Ward, Branch President and Bishop
50 2 "Men of Good Will" series, Washington Times, Herald
50 3 Washington Stake Presidency
50 4 Newspaper Clipping on Entertaining Service Men in Washington
50 5 Organ Recitals in Washington for Tacomis Club
50 6 History of Washington Chapel
50 8 Mormon Church: "Mormon Church Adds Beautiful Chapel To Famous Buildings in Washington" (3 Copies), History of Mormon Church, Washington Branch, Scrapbook: Photo Binder: Moments From the Washington Ward, 1933-1973 Commemoration
50 9 General Board of Sunday School
50 10 Bishop of 18th Ward, Salt Lake City
50 11 Temple Sealer
50 12 Early Church Assignments 1915-1925
50 13 Selected Topics Used in Home Teaching in 18th Ward, Salt Lake City
50 14 Summary of Church Service
50 15 Washington D.C. "This is Your Life" Program
50 16 Directory of Members of Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints of Record in Washington Ward, June 30, 1940, Date of Organization
50 17 Pamphlet "To Them of the Lost Wagon"
Talks, Lessons, Thoughts, Poems, and Quotations
Box
Folder
51 1 "Service in the Church"
51 2 The Improvement Era
July 1947
51 3 Cache Stake Sunday School Assignments, etc. 1919-1923
51 4 "The Power of Truth"- a gift from Herber J. Grant
51 5 Lesson for LDS Special Interests Manual
51 6 History of Oxford, Idaho
51 7 Miscellaneous Funeral Sermons and Remarks
51 8 Article by E.B. Brossard in Relief Society Magazine 1943
51 9 Article on Genealogy in Deseret News September 5, 1931
51 10 Improvement Era Article on Church in Washington
51 11 Article in Deseret News May 20, 1939
51 12 B.Y.U.-1902-Tariff and Foreign Trade Policy
51 13 Article in Salt Lake Tribune on Sunday School
51 14 Notes for Addresses by E.B. Brossard
51 15 Articles and Notes on Doctrinal Topics
51 16 Printed Articles
51 17 Ledger of Thoughts, Poems, etc.
51 18 Correspondence, Miscellaneous, with Church Leaders

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Tariff Commission and Personal Papers
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
52 1 Radio Address: "Wake Up America"
52 2 Rental Agreement letter to landlord
52 3 Miscellaneous, Civic Activities
52 4 Work at Tariff Commission before appointment as Commissioner
52 5 Testimony before Senate Committee
52 6 Statements Recommending E.B. Brossard appointment to Tariff Commission
52 7 Appointments to U.S. Tariff Commission
52 8 Chairman of U.S. Tariff Commission
52 9 Opposition to Tariff Commission Appointments
52 10 Official Trip to Europe 1927
52 11 Trip to South America 1946
52 12 Congressional Record Reports
52 13 Passports and Documents
53 1 List of Talks and Articles by E.B. Brossard on Tariffs and Foreign Trade
53 2 "Agriculture and The Tariff Commission"-American Farm Bureau Federation December 1927
53 3 Radio Discussion on Tariff Commission with Senator James Pope 1938
53 4 Attitude of Political Parties on Tariff throughout years
53 5 "Tariff Commission is Scientific Fact-Finding Body"
53 6 Radio Talk on WWBC January 1, 1943
53 7 Address on WOL, on Alcohol and Narcotics Education in Washington
53 8 Statement on Woodrow Wilson's packing Tariff Commission
53 9 Effects of World War II on Imports and Exports
53 10 U.S. Cooperation with Latin American Countries May 1939
53 11 Address to Mining Convention August 30, 1939
53 12 Instruction to Tariff Commission Internes
53 13 Sugar Investigation 1923-1926
53 14 Washington Self-Help Program October 5, 1934
53 15 Address Before Foreign Relations Council
When Tariff Act of 1930 was being considered by Congress
March 20, 1929
53 16 Address to Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association 1930
53 17 Radio Talk on Tariff Commission and its work.
53 18 History of Tariff Commission
53 19 Address to Vegetable Growers in Indiana 1929
53 20 Address on Good Neighbor Policy
53 21 Addresses-Miscellaneous
53 22 Relation of Tariff Commission to Agriculture in California 1928
53 23 Conference with U.S. Presidents
53 24 Letters from U.S. Presidents
53 25 Trade Agreement with Japan Memo on 1950
53 26 Tariff Commission Record of Employment
53 27 Retirement from Tariff Commission, Address by Glenn Sutton
53 28 News Clippings and Media Comments on Retirement 1959
53 29 Civil Service Papers on Retirement from Tariff Commission
53 30 Letters on Retirement from Tariff Commission 1959
53 31 Response to Drew Pearson Column
53 32 List of Members of Tariff Commission, 1917-1959
53 33 Harry Truman and "Escape Clause" in Trade Agreements
53 34 Memo on Tariff for Republican Senators and Congressman 1925
53 35 Votes of Commissioners on 15 Investigations by Tariff Commission
53 36 Memos on U.S.A. Metals Program
53 37 Conference in Cuba 1947
53 38 Visit to Textile Plants in South 1935
Miscellaneous
Box
Folder
54 1 Small Notepad: "Business for Board on Executive Committee"
54 2 Small Book of the Constitution of the U.S.
54 3 In Memoriam: Amy Brown Lymon, 1872-1959
54 4 Women and Labor
54 5 Teaching as the Direction of Activities
54 6 Christmas Card from President Eisenhower 1958
54 7 Program for Westminister Choir at White House January 16, 1958
54 8 E.B. Broussard's Identification Materials
54 9 French Souvenirs
Oversized certificates given to Brossard during his Professional Career.
Certificates of appointment to the U. S. Tariff Commission (#1-10), as well as certificates of graduation (#11-13), membership (#14), and church (#15-17). Includes certificates of Laura Cowley Brossard (#18-25).
Box
55 1: C. Coolidge July 9, 1925
55 2: C. Coolidge March 1, 1927
55 3: C. Coolidge July 3, 1926
55 4: Herbert Hoover January 13, 1926
55 5: Herbert Hoover September 16, 1930
55 6: Herbert Hoover July 16, 1932
55 7: Franklin D. Roosevelt June 11, 1938
55 8: Franklin D. Roosevelt May 3, 1944
55 9: Harry S. Truman September 20, 1950
55 10: Dwight D. Eisenhower March 19, 1956
55 11: Logan Public Schools May 7, 1904
55 12: Utah State Agricultural College B. S. May 23, 1911
55 13: University of Minnesota M. S. June 14, 1917
55 14: Phi Kappa Phi Fraternity 1920
55 15: Certificate granted E. B. Brossard by the U. S. Government upon his leaving for his first French Mission
55 16: Certificate of Merit, New England Mission November 21, 1959
55 17: Lunch, on the visit of President Henry D. Moyle to the Netherlands December 4, 1960
55 18: Promotion to the third grade May 29, 1903
55 19: Oneida Stake Music Academy May 25, 1908
55 20: Graduation from the Public Schools May 15, 1908
55 21: Brigham Young College School of Music September 10, 1913
55 22: Idaho State Teacher's Certificate March 19, 1914
55 23: Utah State Teacher's Certificate July 18, 1923
55 24: Utah State Agricultural College (B.S.) May 31, 1920
55 25: Utah State Professional Teacher's Certificate January 3, 1925

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Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Brossard, Edgar Bernard, 1889-1980.
    • Family Names :
    • Broussard family--Sources.
    • Corporate Names :
    • United States Tariff Commission--History--Sources.
    • Utah State University. College of Agriculture.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Farm management--Utah.
    • Foreign trade regulation--United States--History--Sources.
    • Mormon Church--Missions--France.
    • Mormon Church--Missions--New England.
    • Mormon missionaries--Biography.
    • Mormons--Biography.
    • Sugar beet industry--Law and legislation--History--Sources.
    • Geographical Names :
    • United States--Commercial policy--History--Sources.

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