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P. Bradford Westwood collection of Brigham Young Academy Foundation proposals , 1984-1995

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6796 Series 3
Contains materials related to the proposed use of the Brigham Young Academy building by different groups and private citizens from 1984-1995. Proposals from the Brigham Young Academy Foundation to save the Brigham Young Academy buildings from demolition are the majority of the materials. Issues about the preservation of the Brigham Young Academy Buildings and concerns about the danger of the abandoned buildings are also discussed. Several proposals were made by real estate developers and these include the use of the land and the discussion of the sale of the land. The submitted proposals of private citizens are included among the materials. These proposals include a focus on the possibility of using the buildings as a museum. A copy of a contract from a 1994 effort by Provo City to demolish and sell the land is also included. Dated 1984-1995.

Dates

  • 1984-1995

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the P. Bradford Westwood collection on the Brigham Young Academy Foundation must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

6 folders

Biographical History

P. Bradford Westwood (born 1957) is an archivist and historic preservationist in Utah.

P. Bradford Westwood grew up in Provo, Utah, and spent his summers on the Oregon coast. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Brigham Young University in American Studies in 1985 and his master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Historic Preservation in 1994. He was on the Board of Directors of the Brigham Young Academy Foundation from 1985 to 1989, and was one of the co-founders of the Foundation. He worked for the Brigham Young University's L. Tom Perry Special Collections and served as the assistant chair from 1997 to 2002, and chair from 2002 to 2008. In 2009 Brad became the Manager of Collection Development (museum, archives, and library) for the Historical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 2013 he was appointed the director of the Utah Division of State History. He is the co-founder of the A. Dean Larsen Book Collectors Conference. His subject specialties include rare books and manuscripts, the administration of cultural repositories, architectural history (19th/20th Century American and European), and historic preservation.
Administrative History The Brigham Young Academy Foundation (1985-2001) was was a non-profit organization involved in the redevelopment of the Brigham Young Academy. With the successful plan to convert the Academy into the Provo City Municipal library the Foundation was disbanded in 2001.

The Brigham Young Academy Foundation (1985-2001) was a non-profit organization involved in the redevelopment of Academy Square in Provo, Utah. The Brigham Young Academy Foundation was organized in 1985 by Shirley Paxman, Meryl Astrop and P. Bradford Westwood. The mission of the organization was to protect the Brigham Young Academy buildings (also called 'Academy Square') from being demolished . The Foundation engaged the Provo community, Provo City Council members, the Provo mayor's office and heritage and preservation groups both in Utah and across the United States. When the land was sold to Provo City in 1997 for the development of the property and Academy as the Provo City Municipal library, much of the work of the Foundation was finished. With the dedication and opening of the Provo City Library at Academy Square in 2001 the Brigham Young Academy Foundation was officially disbanded.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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