Beckham, Raymond E.
- Existence: 1927-
Raymond E. Beckham (born 1927) is a retired professor and author in Utah.
Raymond E. Beckham was born in Chandler, Arizona to Charles Beckham and Quintilla Spurlock. After graduating high school, he then moved on to Brigham Young University where he graduated with a major in marketing and a minor in English and Journalism in 1949. Later down the road, he eventually graduated with a Master's degree from BYU in 1969 and furthered this with a PhD in 1972. During his time in BYU he worked for the Extension Division, organized the BYU Evening School and Travel Study Department, and worked as a Sports Information Director. After recieving his Master's and PhD, he also worked as a faculty member and administrator for BYU's Communications Department, taught for 21 years as an advertising and public relations professor, founded BYU's Aspen Grove Family Camp, and established the Internship Program in New York City.
Outside of his time in University, Raymond Beckham also served faithfully as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Not only did he serve as a missionary for the church when he was 19, but he also served in callings including Stake President, Bishop, a High Council member, scoutmaster, Mission President for the Canada Calgary Mission, and a Regional Representative of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Citation:Beckham, Raymond E. A guide for parents of missionaries, including messages of inspiration and encouragement, c2006: ECIP t.p. (Raymond E. Beckham)
BYU College of Fine Arts and Communications wiki, via WWW, Nov. 10, 2014 (Raymond E. Beckham; retired faculty member and administrator from the Communications Department at BYU; taught 21 years, advertising and public relations; Director of Development for five years; Director of Public Services for five years; founded Aspen Grove Family Camp; worked for the travel studies department, evening school and the New York City Internship Program; joined Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at age 19; served as stake president, bishop, member of the high council, scoutmaster, mission president, regional representative of the Twelve, member of the adult curriculum committee, chairman of the home teaching committee, member of the Melchizedek Priesthood committee, minority committee, temple sealer and member of the Provo Temple Presidency; vice president of corporate communications for Nu Skin International, Inc.; former chairman and board member of Deseret Federal Savings and Loan; former president of National Resources and Deseret Villages; m. 1947 to Ida Lee Jackson, five children; m. Janette Callister Hales)
BYU Cougars website, via WWW, Nov. 10, 2014 (Raymond E. Beckham; BYU Sports Information Director starting in 1949, served as the chief statistician for football and basketball for seven years, was a member of the Athletic Council for 15 years and was the Alumni Director for 10 years; co-founded the Cougar Club in 1963; served in Coast Guard)
Sons of Utah Pioneers website, via WWW, Nov. 10, 2014 (first job at BYU was in the Extension Division; organized the BYU Evening School and the Travel Study Department; done at same time as Sports Information Director; 1951, appointed Public Services Director)
Deseret news, July 26, 2007 (Ray Beckham; served as president of Canada Calgary Mission (1973-76))
Brigham Young High School website, via WWW, Nov. 10, 2014 (Raymond E. Beckham, Sr.; BS, Brigham Young University, 1949; MA, Brigham Young University, 1969; PhD, Southern Illinois U., 1972)
Ancestry.com, via WWW, Nov. 10, 2014 (Raymond E. Beckham; b. Feb. 18, 1927 in Ariz.; parents: Charles Marvin Beckham and Quintilla Spurlock)
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
General awards files, Southern California recipients, and alphabetized recipients.
Contains correspondence by Raymond E. Beckham, Ronald G. Hyde, Bruce Gibb, Emily G. Weeks, T. Earl Padoe, DaCosta Clark, and George H. Higgs related to the operations of the Alumni Association. Materials date from between December 1961 and May 1962.
Contains correspondence related to the administration of the Alumni Association, prepared by Raymond E. Beckham, Ronald G. Hyde, Bruce Gibb, Emily G. Weeks, T. Earl Padoe, DaCosta Clark, George H. Higgs, Carolann Lambert, Scott Bergeson, Ernest L. Wilkinson, and Karlene McBride. Materials date from between June 1962 and December 1962.
Contains correspondence produced by Raymond E. Beckham, with letters to and from Ernest Wilkinson, William L. Knecht, and others.
Contains correspondence, clippings, minutes, and other materials related to the administration of the Alumni Association. Includes significant materials on the university's Homecoming celebrations. Materials date from between 1960 and 1964.
Contains administrative files produced by Raymond E. Beckham, including correspondence, plans, meeting agendas, memos, procedures, and studies.
Correspondence between officers, directors, and alumni. Letters date from between 1921 and 1958.
Contains administrative files, including financial records, notes, addresses, correspondence, memoranda, news clippings and press releases, handbooks, surveys, publicity, reports, statistics, assignments, periodicals, minutes, and scrapbooks.
Contains administrative files, including correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, handbooks, and donor lists.
Notice and minutes of meeting for incorporation, 1909. Minutes of meetings, 1893-1919. Constitution and bylaws.
- Archival Object 19
- Collection 2
- Digital Record 1
- Colleges and Universities 18
- Education 18
- Letters 16
- Minutes (Records) 11
- Business records 9
- Aspen Grove (Utah) 1
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 1
- Constitutions 1
- Contact sheets 1
- DVDs 1
- Educational fund raising -- Utah -- Provo 1
- Handbooks and manuals 1
- Interviews 1
- Lists 1
- Membership lists 1
- Memorandums 1
- Negatives 1
- Newsletters 1
- Oral histories 1
- Photographs 1
- Programs 1
- Reports 1
- Surveys 1
- Transcripts 1 + ∧ less