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Richard Condie papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 7767
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 1950-1970

Creator

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

4 cartons (4 linear ft.)

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.

Arrangement

Arranged into four series: 1. Richard Condie personal papers, circa 1950-1970. 2. Richard Condie photographs, circa 1950-1970. 3. Richard Condie press clippings, circa 1950-1970. 4. Richard Condie choral music, circa 1950-1970.

Custodial History

Donated by Joann Stewart on October 17, 1996.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Joann Stewart; October 17, 1996.

Appraisal

Prominent LDS musician, (Section 4, LDS Music Archives Collection Development Policy September 2011)

Processing Information

Processed; Lindsay A. Weaver; March 2011.
Title
Register of the Richard Condie papers
Status
completed
Author
Lindsay A. Weaver
Date
2011 March 3
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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