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Rogers, Thomas F.

 Person

Biographical History

Thomas F. Rogers (born circa 1955) was a Mormon playwright and professor of Germanic and Slavic languages at Brigham Young University.

Thomas F. Rogers graduated from the University of Utah with a BA, a MA from Yale University, and a PhD in Russian Literature from Georgetown. After graduating, he taught at Howard University, University of Utah, and Brigham Young University. He and his wife Miriam have seven children. He served as President and of the St. Petersburg Mission from 1993-1996. Professionally, he was a Mormon playwright and professor of Germanic and Slavic languages at BYU, where he also worked as the head of the Honors Department.

Citation

UPB files, 5 Oct 2011 (Mormon playwright and professor of Germanic and Slavic languages at BYU)

Mormon Literature and Creative Art, 5 Oct 2011: Thomas F. Rogers (Thomas F. Rogers graduated from University of Utah, and Stanford. After graduating, he taught at Howard University, University of Utah, and Brigham Young University. M. to Miriam--they have seven kids. Served as Pres. of St. Petersburg mission)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Fire in the Bones play manuscript

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1440
Scope and Contents Typed manuscript of Roger's play "Fire in the Bones." The play explores the circumstances surrounding the Mountain Meadows Massacre and subsequent execution of John D. Lee.
Dates: 1978

Reunion

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1885
Scope and Contents Typewritten play dealing with a Mormon family at the time of a Mormon General Conference.
Dates: 1978

Thomas F. Rogers papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1761
Scope and Contents Typewritten manuscripts of Rogers's plays about the Mountain Meadows Massacre, a Mormon family during General Conference time, and Helmuth Hübener. There are also photocopies of newspaper clippings, correspondence, typewritten scripts, various drafts of scripts, a printed working script, handwritten research notes, play reviews, criticism of the plays by friends and associates, and articles about Roger's writing career. Many of the items relate to the controversial nature of some of his plays.
Dates: 1974-1982