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Lloyd and Kay L. Harline family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8814

Scope and Contents

Contains a genealogy of the Harline family starting from their ancestors' travels to the United States, audio and video tapes of recorded music and family events like graduations, vacations, and holidays, scrapbooks detailing the lives of the families of Lorraine Kendrick, Kay Swingle Harline, and Earle Swings, and printed music scores composed by Lloyd Harline, Sr. Also contains later materials from the life of Lloyd and Kay, such as a mission plaque, recipes, journals, family home evening materials, and other personal materials. While the earliest of the material is dated 1862, the bulk of the material is dated 1920 to 2015.


  • 1862-2015
  • Majority of material found within 1920-2015


Language of Materials

Materials in English, with one resource in Swedish.

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted for 25 years.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Lloyd and Kay L. Harline papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Kay Lorraine Swingle was born August 2, 1933, in Santa Monica, California to her parents Lorraine and Earle Swingle. Throughout her childhood, her family moved quite frequently--having lived in such places including Lake Forrest, Illinois and Miami Beach, Florida during her pre-teen years. Nevertheless, her family often vacationed in California (to places like Yosemite and Sequoia) and eventually moved back to the state (near Beverly Hills) where she graduated in Dorsey High in 1951 and attended one year at the University of California, Los Angeles.

In 1955, while performing in her local Mormon singles choir she met recently-divorced Lloyd Harline. After nine months of dating, they married in November of that year in the Latter-day Saint Saint George Temple and moved to Redondo, California with Lloyd's two kids from his previous marriage. While serving as a stay-at-home mother with their kids (which would total eight), she often took classes on the side to increase her learning and served in her local community as a Girl Scout leader, a Boy Scout leader, and a member of the PTA in the San Joaquin Valley. After her kids grew up, she and Lloyd moved to Orem, Utah, to be closer to her children and grandchildren (many of whom were attending college at Brigham Young University or, at that time, Utah Valley State College) and often used the couple's free time to travel to places like Europe, East and Central United States, and Hawaii.

She passed away on October 10, 2014.

Biographical History

The Harline family was established with the marriage of Lloyd and Kay Swingle in 1955. The family lived in the Southern California area. While Kay served as a stay-at-home mother raising their six children alongside Lloyd's other two children from a previous marriage, Lloyd graduated from Pepperdine University with a bachelor's in accounting as well as the University of Southern California with a bachelor's and master's in education. He worked as an educator and principal of elementary schools in the Clovis, California area until 1989. In 1992, after their children settled in the Provo/Orem, Utah area to attend Brigham Young University, Lloyd and Kay moved to Orem, Utah, where they lived until their deaths in 2014.

Biographical History

Lloyd Harline, Sr. (1927-2014) was a Mormon educational administrator in California. Lloyd Harline, Sr. was born January 14, 1927, as the fifth child to Horace and Lorine Harline in South Gate, California. During his childhood in the Great Depression, he managed to work various jobs including being a paper boy and a farm hand and managed to be good at basketball--to the point where his friend and NBA Hall of Famer Bill Sharman said that he was the only one he knew who could outshoot him. As an adult, he decided to assist in World War II by enrolling in the Maritime Service's radio operator program in New York. After proving to be not capable of working in the sea in 1945 (he had sea-sickness), he was then drafted to serve in the Army as a member of the 85th Signal Corps Battallion in Korea. After finishing his duty in the military, he soon married his first wife Naomi Baleme whom he had two children with and, once they divorced, married Kay Lorraine Swingle in 1955 in the Latter-day Saint St. George Temple. As he raised his family (which grew up to eight children) with Kay, he also took the opportunity to go to university: first to Pepperdine where he got a bachelor's degree in accounting and later at the University of Southern California where he got a bachelor's and a master's in education. With the latter two degrees, he not only was able to teach Elementary-aged children, but then served as a principal in two elementary schools (Temperance-Kutner and Mickey Cox) near Clovis, California, from 1960 to his retirement in 1989. Afterwards, he and Kay left California to move to see the rest of their family in Orem, Utah in 1992, where he lived until his death in August 30, 2014.


17 cartons (17 linear ft.)

7 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)

3 oversize folders (0.13 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Donated by Craig Harline in 2015.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Craig Harline; December 2015


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007.)

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital copies of audiovisual recordings available in the reference room.

Processing Information

Processed; Eric Wolford, student manuscript processor, and Cory Nimer, curator; 2016

  • 10 compact discs
Register of Lloyd and Kay L. Harline family papers
Eric Wolford
2016 April
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States