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Holmes, Blair

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1942-

Biographical History

Blair Holmes (1942-) was a history professor in Utah.

Blair Ralph Holmes was born June 29, 1942 in Victor, Idaho, to Harold Harper Holmes and Audrey Muriel Berger Holmes. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served a mission in Austria between approximately 1961 and 1962. On August 26, 1965 he married Margie Green in the Idaho Falls Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Following graduation from Brigham Young University in 1966, he studied Eastern European history at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. Holmes completed his PhD in 1972.

He was employed at Brigham Young University as a history professor from 1971 until 2008. He and his wife, Margie, are the parents of six children: Brian, Steven, Christopher, Karin, Robert, and Richard.

Citation

Schnibbe, K.-H. Jugendliche gegen Hitler, 1991: t.p. (Blair Holmes) jkt. (assoc. prof. of history, Brigham Young Univ., Utah)

When truth was treason, c1995: CIP t.p. (Blair R. Holmes) data sheet (Holmes, Blair Ralph; b. 6/29/42)

UPB_MSS 3248, (served mission in Austria, 1961-1962; following graduation from Brigham Young University in 1966, he studied Eastern European history at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado; completed his PhD in 1972; employed at Brigham Young University since 1971; parents of six children: Brian, Steven, Christopher, Karin, Robert, and Richard.)

Ancestry, via WWW, accessed April 30, 2012. (Holmes, Blair Ralph, b. June 29, 1942 in Victor, Idaho, to Harold Harper Holmes and Audrey Muriel Berger Holmes; August 26, 1965 he married Margie Green in the Idaho Falls Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

FamilySearch, via WWW, accessed April 30, 2012 (Holmes, Blair Ralph; b. 1942; born 1942, married in 1965)

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Blair Holmes collection of Austria Philatelic Society newsletters, 2001-2010

 Series — Carton: 23, Folder: 6-8
Identifier: MSS 3248 Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains newsletters of the Austria Philatelic Society. They provide information on upcoming events and other new relating to philately. Dated 2001-2010.

Blair Holmes correspondence, 1957-2016

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3248 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains 13 bound volumes of correspondence regarding, or addressed to, Holmes. All correspondence is bound, transcribed, photocopied or otherwise prepared by Holmes. Dated 1957-2012, 2013-2016.

Blair Holmes family papers, 1932-2008

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3248 Series 3
Scope and Contents Includes junior high school, high school, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints seminary, university, and graduate school diplomas, along with related ephemera for Holmes, Margie Green Holmes, Brian Neville Holmes, and Muriel Berger. Also includes correspondence of Garth Harold Holmes. Material dates from 1932-2008.

Blair Holmes journals, 1960-2016

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3248 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains fifty-six bound journals and missionary journals of Holmes that document his life experiences, which include his mission and family life. Dated 1960-2016.

Blair Holmes mission papers, 1961-1962

 Series — Carton: 23, Folder: 4-5
Identifier: MSS 3248 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains newsletters for the Austria Mission and tracting material. Material dates from 1961-1962.

Blair Holmes professional papers, 1972-1987

 Series
Identifier: MSS 3248 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains Holmes' dissertation, a collection of twenty-eight oral histories performed by History 200 students, and news and histories pertaining to Idaho. Dated 1972-1987.

Blair Holmes family photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 13
Scope and Contents Collection includes four photographs of the Holmes family, originally taken between the 1880s and the 1920s, collected by Blair Holmes.

Blair Holmes papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 3248
Scope and Contents Contains information from both the personal and professional life of Blair Holmes, and includes journals, correspondence and professional papers documenting his life in Utah, his mission in Austria, and family life from 1932-2016. Also includes diplomas and other ephemera of Holmes and other family members from 1932-2008. Dates range from 1932-2016.

Blair Holmes research notes and correspondence

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1417
Scope and Contents Handwritten research notes regarding the "Austrian Battalion" during World War Two as well as correspondence between Holmes and various archives. The materials relate to the procurement of items on the same subject which have been cataloged under the number MSS SC 1414.

Harold Harper Holmes diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2305
Scope and Contents Typescripts of diaries kept from 1963 to 2001. Holmes writes about his life in Victor, Idaho, his relationship with his family which included four children, his activities as a drug store owner, his work as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church), and his participation in civic affairs. Blair Holmes, Harold's son, transcribed the materials into typewritten form.