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Robert P. Manookin catagorized manuscripts, scores and other materials, approximately 1951-1997

Identifier: MSS 7821 Series 2

Scope and Contents

This series consists of music for chorus, solo vocal, vocal duet, piano, organ, and other instrumental works primarily in the form of photocopies of potentially unpublished performance manuscripts, and the occasional original manuscript and translucent copy. Dates range approximately 1951-1997.


  • approximately 1951-1997


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Robert P. Manookin music manuscripts, scores, and other materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Robert P. Manookin (1918-1997) was a prominent LDS composer and BYU faculty emeritus who contributed hymns to the 1985 LDS hymnbook and Children's Songbook.

Robert Park Manookin was born on April 12, 1918, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from East High School in 1936, shortly after which he was called to serve in the German Austria Mission from 1937 to 1939. Upon arriving home, he married Edna Lucile Burningham in 1940, but that marriage ultimately culminated in a divorce. He later married Helen Adele Haugen in 1965. In terms of his educational history, he received a BA from Brigham Young University in 1955, a Master's in Music from the University of Illinois in 1959, and a doctorate from the University of Utah in 1967. Throughout all of this, he studied with some of the greatest LDS composers: Frank W. Asper, Alexander Schreiner, J. Spencer Cornwall, and B. Cecil Gates. Manookin taught at BYU as a professor of theory and composition until 1980, when he was called to serve a mission in the New Zealand Temple with his wife, Helen. They served three additional missions after: Manila Philippines Temple in 1984, the Sydney Australia Temple in 1989, and England, Leeds in 1993. He was also a member of the General Church Music Committee. Manookin died in Orem in 1997.


3 boxes

Language of Materials



Subseries are arranged alphabetically, by catagories established by the creator. The series is grouped by genre of composition into 11 subseries: 1. Robert P. Manookin children's music manuscripts, approximately 1972-1978. 2. Robert P. Manookin Christmas music manuscripts and pageant scripts, approximately 1974-1995. 3. Robert P. Manookin instrumental manuscripts, approximately 1973-1989. 4. Robert P. Manookin manuscripts for men's chorus, approximately 1972-1984. 5. Robert P. Manookin manuscripts and scores for mixed chorus, approximately 1951-1996. 6. Robert P. Manookin novelty works, approximately 1974-1986. 7. Robert P. Manookin organ scores, approximately 1961-1997. 8. Robert P. Manookin piano manuscripts, approximately 1972-1988. 9. Robert P. Manookin vocal duet manuscripts, approximately 1976-1988. 10. Robert P. Manookin vocal manuscripts, approximately 1952-1991. 11. Robert P. Manookin manuscripts for women's chorus, approximately 1985-1989.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States