Collection contains letters, speeches, photographs, and other materials relating to J. Spencer Cornwall's activities and work with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
- approximately 1916-1979
- Cornwall, J. Spencer (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
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 J. Spencer Cornwall papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
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J. Spencer Cornwall was born on 23 February 1888. He succeeded Anthony Lund as director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in 1935. During his tenure he expanded the choir's repertoire and directed their first European tour in 1955. Under his direction the choir "achieved the warm, homogenous sound that characterized its ensemble for many years." Cornwall passed away on 26 February 1983.
Other Finding Aids
Preliminary inventory available in repository.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Carol Madsen; 2005.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
- Register of J. Spencer Cornwall papers
- Garrett Schroath
- 2011 April 20
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