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Peter Crawley papers

Identifier: MSS 9108

Scope and Contents

Contains one letter and two signed photographs from 1974 to 1975. All were signed by United States Congressman from Utah Wayne Owens. The first photograph is Congressman Wayne Owens in the Judiciary Committee Watergate hearing room, and the second photograph is Congressman Wayne Owens with his election team. Materaials dated 1974-1975.


  • approximately 1974-1975


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 Peter Crawley papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Douglas Wayne Owens (1937-2002) was a United States Congressman and Representative from Utah.

Douglas Wayne Owens was born in Panguitch, Utah, on May 2, 1937. He graduated from Panguitch High School in 1955 and attended the University of Utah from 1955 to 1957, whereupon he served an LDS mission to France. After his mission, he continued his education at the University of Utah and in 1964, Owens received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Utah Law School. He became a private practice lawyer until 1968, when he was appointed as the western states coordinator for the presidential campaign of Robert F. Kennedy. Owens was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third Congress from 1973 to 1975. He then served as a president of the Montreal, Canada Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 1975 to 1978. In 1980, he was appointed the western states coordinator for the presidential campaign of Edward M. Kennedy. He was elected as a Democrat to the One Hundredth and to the two succeeding Congresses from 1987 to 1993. Owens died on December 18, 2002, in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Biographical History

Peter Crawley is a mathematics professor and the author of several historical books and biographies on Mormons and the Mormon Church.

Peter Crawley was born on January 29, 1936 in Los Angeles County, California. He received a BS and PhD in mathematics from Caltech and taught at the University of Washington, University of Minnesota, University of California, Berkeley, and Caltech, before coming to BYU in 1971. He has been a serious collector of Mormon Americana for forty-five years and is the author of “A Descriptive Bibliography of the Mormon Church.”


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

1 oversize folder (0.3 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Donated by Peter Crawley on February 12th 2018.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Peter Crawley; February 12, 2018.


Utah political history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy II.B.5.I, 2013).

Processing Information

Processed; Jeremy Meservy, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2018.

Register of Peter Crawley papers
Jeremy Meservy; student processor
2018 March 5
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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