Harold S. Madsen professional papers
Scope and Contents
Contains eight cartons of professional papers regarding his time as a Professor of both English and Linguistics at Brigham Young University. Includes syllabi, papers, handbooks and various other materials dating 1960-1988.
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 Harold S. Madsen professional papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Biographical / Historical
Harold S. Madsen was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 23, 1926. He was a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a mission for the Church in the Texas/Louisiana area. Madsen also served in bishoprics and on the High Council as well as various other Church teaching callings. Harold S. Madsen attended the University of Utah, where he studied English, gaining both his bachelor's and master's at this institution. Following this, he attended the University of Colorado, where he obtained his doctorate of English. On September 12, 1952 he married Mona Darton in the Salt Lake City Temple. Harold S. Madsen taught at Brigham Young University for thirty-three years, first in the English department and later on within the Linguistics department. Madsen was publicly recognized for many of his achievements. He received the Intermountain in TESOL distinguished service award, the ASBYU blue key Professor of the month award, the BYU Karl G. Maeser research and creative arts award, the 2003 BYU Emeriti association special recognition award and various others. Harold and his wife Mona continued to serve LDS missions together within their married life, flying to Capetown, South Africa; Hanoi, Vietnam; and Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Harold S. Madsen passed away on July 10, 2006 from the effects of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
8 cartons (8 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
The collection has been kept in its original order.
Donated by Harold S. Madsen in 1989.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Harold S. Madsen; 1989.
This collection provides insight into the life of a professor at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Collected in LDS scholarship and historiography (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection developement policy 5.III August 2007).
Processed; Kiren Dulai, student processor, and John Muprhy, curator; 2010.
- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
- Brigham Young University. Department of Linguistics and English Language
- Brigham Young University. English Department
- Courses and lectures
- Education -- Utah -- Provo
- English language -- 20th century
- Language and Languages
- Linguistics -- Utah -- Provo
- Universities and colleges -- Utah -- Provo
- Register of Harold S. Madsen professional papers
- Kiren Dulai
- 2010 April 30
- 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.