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Oaks, Dallin H.



  • Existence: 1932-

Biographical History

Dallin H. Oaks (1932- ) a native of Provo, Utah, served as president of Brigham Young University, a Utah Supreme Court justice, and apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Dallin H. Oaks was born on August 12, 1932 in Provo, Utah. Dallin H. Oaks was married on June 24, 1952 to June Dixon. They had six children. June passed away in July 1998 of cancer. Oaks remarried on August 25, 2000 to Kristen Meredith McMain. Oaks graduated from Brigham Young University in 1954 with a degree in accounting. He went on to graduate from the University of Chicago Law School in 1957. He practiced law and taught law in Chicago, including working on the University of Chicago Law faculty in 1961.

He was nominated president of Brigham Young University and served from 1971 to 1980. Following his presidency he served as a justice of the Utah Supreme Court from 1980 until 1984. Upon his resignation from the Utah Supreme Court Oaks began service as an apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

His The effects of Griffin v. Illinois on the States' administration ... 1957.

Recent events involving church history and forged documents, 1987: t.p. (Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Council of the Twelve, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)

Cont. authors (Oaks, Dallin H(arris) 1932-; b. 8-12-1932, Provo, Utah; President of Brigham Young University and lawyer)

Info. converted from 678, 20120924 (b. 1932)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, website viewed December 17, 2012 (Dallin H. Oaks; Biographical history and information concerning his career and personal life)

Found in 113 Collections and/or Records:

Admissions and Records Office transparencies and slides, 1963-2001

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1156 Series 16
Scope and Contents

Contains transparencies and slides from university trainings. Includes information on university programs and the use of computers for student advisement and class registration. Slides relate to a program entitled, "Mission Possible: Excellence in Learning." Materials date from between 1963 and 2001.

Dates: 1963-2001

Beesley, Kenneth

 Fonds — Box 26: Series 7 [Barcode: 31197233266342], Folder: 7
Identifier: UA 1085 Series 7 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains materials related to President Oaks' ecclesiastical responsibilities in the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints. These materials include correspondence between members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Presiding Authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints about the status of the wards and stakes level of organization attached to Brigham Young University. Correspondence covers different aspects of Mormon life at Brigham Young University, with leadership...
Dates: 1971-1972

Brigham Young University inaugural speeches and responses

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233274817]
Identifier: UA SC 19
Scope and Contents

Contains only inaugural speeches and responses by presidents Harris, McDonald, Wilkinson, Oaks, Holland, and Lee.

Dates: 1921-1989

Brigham Young University photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3244
Scope and Contents

Collection documents people, places, and topics related to Brigham Young University between 1968 and 1994. Subjects include: theatre arts, mountain scenery, music, Festival of Life, parades, sports, football, ballet, running, basketball, Ezra Taft Benson, Dallin H. Oaks, Jeffrey R. Holland, Thomas S. Monson, Gordon B. Hinckley, Spencer W. Kimball, Henry B. Eyring, Boyd K. Packer, Neal A. Maxwell, Howard W. Hunter, Hugh Nibley, and N. Eldon Tanner.

Dates: approximately 1968-1994

Brigham Young University presidential portraits

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5333
Scope and Contents

Contains portraits of the presidents of the university from Warren N. Dusenberry to Merrill J. Bateman, excluding Rex E. Lee's portrait. Materials date from between 1875 and 2003.

Dates: 1875-2003

Brigham Young University tributes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 971
Scope and Contents

Contains tributes to Brigham Young University that were gathered during the administration of President Dallin H. Oaks. Topics include the cleanliness of the campus, the honor code, and the appearance of students and faculty.

Dates: 1969-1979

BYU Women minutes, 1934-2005

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 545 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains minutes of the BYU Women, including records from the officers' meetings, general meetings, and council meetings. Minutes include lists of attendees, committee formation and membership, and proposed changes to the constitution. Also included are respresentative responsibilities, event invitations and evaluations, as well as correspondence with President Dallin H. Oaks. Photographs of events and officers are also contained. Materials dated 1934-2005.

Dates: 1934-2005

Collection of oral histories and interviews

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5662
Scope and Contents

Contains interviews and oral histories on audio tapes. Individuals featured on the audio recordings are primarily Brigham Young University staff, faculty, or administration. Dates range from 1972 to 1987.

Dates: 1972-1987

Collection of sketches of Brigham Young University presidents

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225551495]
Identifier: UA 1270
Scope and Contents

Series of panorama-style sketches of the presidents of Brigham Young University from Warren N. Dusenberry through Jeffrey R. Holland.

Dates: 1980

College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences administrative records, 1956-1978

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 661 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains administrative files, including reports, audits, addresses, articles, bibliographies, brochures, programs, form letters, memos, and other correspondence, meeting minutes, course materials, newsletters, and genealogical source material.

Dates: 1956-1978