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Schulthess, David A. (David Arnold), 1924-2014



  • Existence: 1924 - 2014

Biographical History

David A. Schulthess (1924-2014) was a sports information director in Utah.

College of Fine Arts and Communications wiki, via WWW, Dec. 29, 2016 (David Schulthess; David A. Schulthess; b. in Provo; grew up in suburb of Los Angeles; BS Physical and Mathematical Science, minor in Journalism, Brigham Young University, 1950; editor of Daily Universe and Alumnus Magazine as student; worked for Deseret News, Salt Lake Telegram, and Salt Lake Tribune; served three years in U.S. Army Infantry, in South Pacific; sports information director for BYU; joined BYU as first full-time sports publicist, December 1951; served as president of College Sports Information Directors of America, 1980; inducted into the CoSIDA Hall of Fame; 1989, presented CoSIDA's Arch Ward Award, and BYU's prestigious Dale Rex Award; served on fundraising committees for Marriott Center and football stadium expansion; helped host an NCAA Wrestling Championship and four NCAA Track and Field Championships; after retiring, served as public affairs director for BYU campus stakes and as volunteer for BYU Alumni Association; m. Francilda (Fran) Wood in Salt Lake Temple, March 1952; three daughters and one son; d. Oct. 28, 2014)

Deseret News, Oct. 29, 2014 (b. Jan. 11, 1924; parents, Heber Billeter and Alice Foote Schulthess; member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Emeritus Club records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 719
Scope and Contents

Contains slides, histories, notes, and minutes on the Emeritus Association. Materials date from between 1940 and 1995.

Dates: 1940-1995

Oral history interview with David A. Schulthess

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 166
Scope and Contents

Interview conducted by Paul C. Richards, director of Public Communications at Brigham Young University, on January 14, 1992. Schulthess talks about his thirty-seven year career as Sports Information Director, including details of racial problems in the sports program, the role of sports in society, and some of his relationships with head figures at Brigham Young University. Includes transcript and sound recording.

Dates: 1992

Dave Schulthess article

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231011104]
Identifier: UA 319
Scope and Contents

Contains an article about Brigham Young University written by Dave Schulthess for Coach and Athlete. Schulthess was the BYU Sports Information Director.

Dates: date of production not identified

Additional filters:

Articles 1
Athletics -- Utah -- Provo -- History 1
Histories (Literary works) 1
Interviews 1
Minutes (Records) 1