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Heath, Harvard S., 1945-



  • Existence: 1945-

Biographical History

Harvard S. Heath (born 1945) is an historian and manuscripts librarian in Utah.

Harvard Swensen Heath was born March 4, 1945. He studied history as an undergraduate at Brigham Young University, graduating in 1974. Around this period he married Susan Graeber. He then worked as a research and writing assistant to Ernest L. Wilkinson in the preparation of his history of Brigham Young University. In 1984 Heath joined the faculty of the Harold B. Lee Library, working as the curator of Utah and American West Archives. In 1990 he completed his Ph.D. in American History from Brigham Young University. He has also published, presented, and edited volumes on Mormon history topics. Heath retired from the university in 2001.

Deseret Book website, via WWW, July 31, 2013 (Harvard S. Heath; curator of the Utah and American West Archives, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University; key research and writing assistant for Ernest L. Wilkinson; editor and author on Mormon history)

Pictorial directory, n.d.: p. 70 (Harvard Swensen Heath; spouse: Susan Graeber)

Juvenile Instructor blog, via WWW, July 31, 2013 (Harvard Heath; bachelor's and Ph.D. from Brigham Young University; his advanced degree is in American History, specializing in Western History)

UPB files, July 31, 2013 (Harvard S. Heath; B.A. in History, 1974; Ph.D. in American History, 1990; started work at Brigham Young University in 1984; retired in 2001), via WWW, July 31, 2013 (Harvard S. Heath; b. Mar. 4, 1945)

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Richard Edmond Bennett, Harvard S. Heath, and James R. Clark interview

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2961
Scope and Contents Typescript of an interview conducted by Richard Bennett, Harvard Heath, and James R. Clark on August 7, 1972 for a meeting of the Brigham Young University Centennial History Committee meeting. The interview took place in the J. Reuben Clark Building on the campus of Brigham Young University. The persons interviewed include Karl Miller, Kiefer B. Sauls, President Howard S. McDonald, Leland Perry, and G. Thomson. The men discuss many issues related to the history of Brigham Young University...
Dates: 1972 August 7

Oral history interview with Harvard S. Heath

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233653283]
Identifier: UA 5636
Scope and Contents Contains two oral history volumes pertaining to the interview of Harvard Heath by Hollis Scott on April 22, 1982. He talks about the research to write the Brigham Young University Centennial History with colleagues and how they acquired materials with help from President Wilkinson and other administrators and faculty. He mentions Wilkinson's involvement in the project as it neared his life and how that was helpful and problematic. He also discusses other university presidents and their...
Dates: 1982 April 22

Alice C. Smith interview

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2999
Scope and Contents

Typescript of an interview conducted by Harvard Heath on 25 October 1985. Also included are the audiocassettes from which the interview was transcribed. Smith talks about her work with the Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-days Saints and her experiences as wife of a mission president in Austria.

Dates: 1985

Oral history interview with Lois M. Welch

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230355965]
Identifier: MSS 7499
Scope and Contents

Includes one videocassette containing an oral history interview with Lois M. Welch, conducted by James V. D'Arc and Harvard S. Heath at the Welch home in Missoula, Montana.

Dates: 1990 April 13

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Audiocassettes 2
Colleges and Universities 2
Education 2
Interviews 2
Oral histories 2