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Wakefield, John Homer, 1901-1989



  • Existence: 1901 - 1989


John Homer Wakefield (1901-1989) was a photographer and music professor.

John Homer Wakefield was born on July 12, 1901 in Huntington, Utah. He married Louise Katherine Russell on January 31, 1942; they would go on to have six children. He graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) with a degree in Botany. He obtained an advanced musicology degree from the University of Minnesota before joining the BYU music faculty in 1946. He was also an avid photographer and had photographs and portfolios published and displayed in a number of publications and locations. John Wakefield died on April 15, 1989 in Provo, Utah.

Family Search, via WWW, December 13, 2022 (John Homer Wakefield; b. Jul. 12, 1901 in Huntington, UT; d. Apr. 15, 1989 in Provo, UT; wife Louise Katherine Russell; married Jan. 31, 1942; had six children; graduated BYU with MS in botany; advanced musicology from the University of Minnesota; joined BYU music faculty in 1946; avid photographer; photographs and portfolios published and displayed in a number of publications and locations).

SNAC, via WWW, December 13, 2022 (Wakefield, John Homer, 1901-1989; BYU degree in Botany; Minnesota in musicology; BYU faculty 1946; Photographer in Provo).

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical sketches of BYU Music Department faculty

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233277133]
Identifier: UA 305
Scope and Contents

Contains brief biographical sketches of Gustav Buggert, Don L. Earl, George W. Fitzroy, Joseph Keeler, Lawrence Sardoni, John Wakefield, Franklin Madsen, and Gerrit de Jong.

Dates: date of production not identified

Oral history interview with Glen H. Turner

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2966
Scope and Contents

Typed interview of Glen H. Turner by Homer Wakefield, conducted on September 11, 1985, and taken from the included sound tape. Turner talks about his experiences teaching at Brigham Young University.

Dates: 1985

Oral history interview with John Homer Wakefield

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2989
Scope and Contents

Typescript of an interview taken from the eight included audiocassettes. The interview was conducted by Alonzo J. Morley on July 24 and 29, 1984 for the Joint Oral History Program of Brigham Young University Archives, BYU Alumni Association Emeritus Club, and Charles Redd Center for Western Studies. Wakefield talks about his life, friends, and his many experiences in the Brigham Young University Music Department.

Dates: 1984 July 24-29

John Homer Wakefield papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197231190676]
Identifier: MSS 1990
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook, newspaper clippings, photocopies of photographs, and typed notes. The materials relate to the history of musical instruments, primarily in the medieval period.

Dates: 1973-1977

John Homer Wakefield photographs

Identifier: MSS P 501
Scope and Contents

Collection includes 159 photographs, mainly of Mormon architecture in Utah including shots of temples, churches, tabernacles, and homes. Also included are some candid photographs of New York City. All are gelatin silver prints taken by John Homer Wakefield. Dated approximately 1916-1984.

Dates: approximately 1916-1984

John Homer Wakefield photographs

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197233629408]
Identifier: UA 948
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of various buildings, faculty members, students, and activities of Brigham Young University during the years of 1913-1978.

Dates: 1913-1978

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Colleges and Universities 4
Education 4
Architecture -- Utah -- Photographs 1
Art -- Study and teaching -- Utah -- Provo 1
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 1