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Richard Condie mixed materials, approximately 1924-06-06 to 1973-08-22

 Series
Identifier: MSS 7767 Series 5
This collection includes press clippings from national and local publications highlighting events in Condie's career, especially in relation to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; photographs, books, and scores annotated and marked by Condie during performance or study; and other personal materials such as a typescript of an oral history given by Condie, circa 1950-1970.

Dates

  • approximately 1924-06-06 to 1973-08-22

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 the Richard Condie papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

From the Collection: 4 cartons (4 linear ft.)

From the Collection: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Biographical History

Richard P. Condie (1898-1985) was a prominent Mormon composer, School of Music faculty, and a long-time director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Richard Palfreyman Condie was born July 5, 1898, in Springville, Utah, and served as the director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir from 1957 to 1974. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1923, the Boston New England Conservatory in 1928, and attended the Fontainebleau School of Music in France in 1925. On his return to Utah, Condie taught at the McCune School of Music at the University of Utah, achieving professor emeritus status on July 1, 1967. He also taught at Utah State and Brigham Young University. Condie married Blanche Mendenhall in 1923, producing five children, and eventually married Manda Booth in 1963 after Blanche's death. He died in 1985.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States