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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:

Heber G. Wolsey policy, procedure and correspondence files, 1957-1971

Identifier: UA 917 Series 1
Scope and Contents note

Contains various files and records.

Dates: Other: 1957-1971

Honorary memberships for Brigham Young University presidents

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231234490]
Identifier: UA 1185
Scope and Contents

Certificates of honorary membership in the Sons of Utah Pioneers for all Brigham Young University presidents from Warren Dusenberry through Cecil O. Samuelson.

Dates: 2005

Hugh Nibley academic correspondence, 1940-2002

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2721 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains letters to and from Hugh Nibley including correspondence with Dallin H. Oaks, Russell M. Nelson, Ernest L. Wilkinson, G. Homer Durham, and many other people. The contents are about academic matters. Materials date from 1940 to 2002.

Dates: 1940-2002

J. Reuben Clark Law School dedication recordings

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197225506721]
Identifier: UA 839
Scope and Contents

Contains audio recordings of remarks from the dedication of the J. Reuben Clark Law School on September 5, 1975. Includes remarks of President Dallin H. Oaks and of United States Chief Justice Warren Burger.

Dates: 1975 September 5

KBYU-TV slides of devotional addresses

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197218623863]
Identifier: MSS 3783
Scope and Contents

Collection contains eighty-four 35 mm color slides taken by a KBYU photographer in the 1970s. Prominent people in the photographs include Dallin H. Oaks, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Paul H. Dunn, and Spencer W. Kimball. Apart from devotional pictures, there are also slides of Spencer W. Kimball's early life, including black and white slides of his family and old buildings.

Dates: approximately 1975

Ben E. Lewis personal papers

Identifier: MSS 2203
Scope and Contents

Contains annual volumes of randomly organized reminiscences of his life, including childhood in Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah; scouting; family; missionary service; education and profession; the building of the Provo and Jordan River temples; and work at Brigham Young University, including interactions with Ernest L. Wilkinson and Dallin H. Oaks. Also includes addresses and poems by Lewis, an oral history, and Lewis family history. Materials dated 1944-2003 (bulk: 1988-2003).

Dates: 1944-2003; Majority of material found within 1988-2003

Oaks, Dallin H., 1971-1983

 File — Carton 21: Series 2; Series 4 [Barcode: 31197233630620], Folder: 6-7
Identifier: UA 5395 Series 2 Sub-Series 5

Dallin H. Oaks and Marvin S. Hill research files for Carthage Conspiracy

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1519
Scope and Contents

Contains miscellaneous notes, correspondence, newspaper articles, several drafts of the book, footnotes, bibliographic notes, and photographs. Many of the items were gathered from the Hancock County courthouse. Materials were compiled between approximately 1970 and 1975 for the production of the book Carthage Conspiracy.

Dates: approximately 1970-1975

Dallin H. Oaks personal papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 5788
Scope and Contents

Contains the personal papers of Oaks from prior to his call as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It includes personal correspondence, research files, legal files, material on various associations that Oaks was active in, material related to his service as a Regional Representative for the Church, and materials from Oaks' academic career as a law student and a law professor.

Dates: 1956-1981

Stella H. Oaks collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1712
Scope and Contents

Stella Harris Oaks did not keep a journal, so this collection is probably the best, first-hand look one can get at her remarkable life. It consists of her research and speech notes, correspondence, and memorabilia files.

Dates: 1906-1996