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Charles Redd Center for Western Studies oral history project records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 7752

Scope and Contents

Contains oral history project case files, audio interviews, and bound transcripts of oral history interviews completed by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies between 1959 and 2013. In general, case files may contain an analog recording of the interview made by the interviewer, a typed transcript, a corrected transcript, and documents regarding permission to make the documents public signed by the person interviewed. Some case files do not have an accompanying transcription and vice versa.

Dates

  • 1959-2013

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 Charles Redd Center for Western Studies oral history project records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Administrative History

The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies (1972- ) was created for the expansion of area and ethnic studies.

The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University was created in 1972 in response to the growing interest and awareness of area and ethnic studies. Organized through donations by Charles and Annaley Redd, the center encourages the study of Intermountain and Mountain West regions, promoting publications, lectures, classes, and oral history study. The Center includes a variety of disciplines, including history, geography, sociology, anthropology, politics, economics, literature, art, folklore, range science, forestry, biology, and popular culture.

Extent

5,504 folders (550.4 linear ft.)

2,045 Volumes (98.5 linear ft.)

Language

English

Arrangement

Contains fifty-two series: 1. LDS Polygamy Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1959-1985. 2. Brigham Young University Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1965-1982. 3. Southeastern Utah Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1972-1979. 4. Posey War Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1972-1976. 5. LDS Chaplains Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1973-1974. 6. Interstate Brick Company Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1973-1974. 7. Simpson Springs Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1973-1976. 8. Labor Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1973-1979. 9. Charles Redd Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1973-1979. 10. American Fork Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1973-1979. 11. Provo City Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1974-1975. 12. Castle Gate Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1974-1976. 13. Bamberger Railroad Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1976. 14. San Rafael Swell Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1977-1981. 15. Utah Political Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1979-1980. 16. LDS Family Life Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1980-1985. 17. African American Oral History Project transcripts, case files, and other material, 1980-1995. 18. Tenth Ward Oral History Project case files, 1987. 19. German-Speaking Immigrants Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1987-1990. 20. LDS Native American Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1989-1991, 2007-2008. 21. Geneva Steel Archives Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1990-1991. 22. LDS Hispanic American Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1991-2006. 23. World War II Homefront Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1991-1992. 24. Mexican American Military Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1991-1995. 25. LDS Polynesian American Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1991-2004. 26. LDS Missionary Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1992-1993. 27. US Forest Service Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1992-1994. 28. Western Aviation Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1992-1993. 29. Wasatch County Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1993-1994. 30. Big Horn Basin Oral History Project case file, 1994. 31. LDS Asian American Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1991-2008. 32. Bonneville Salt Flats Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1994- 2003. 33. Franklin Neighborhood Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1997-1999. 34. North Logan, Utah Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1998-1999. 35. Utah Universities in Iran Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1998-1999. 36. Cache Valley Baseball Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 2000. 37. Daughters of Utah Pioneers Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 2001. 38. Utah County Baseball Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 2001-2002. 39. International Women's Year Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 2003-2004. 40. LDS Sports and Recreation Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 2003-2006. 41. Midwives Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 2005. 42. Nurses Training Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 2005-2006. 43. Livestock Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 2005-2006. 44. Redd Center Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 2006-2010. 45. Provo South Stake Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 2008-2009. 46. Santa Fe Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 2008-2009. 47. Family Home Evening Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 2009. 48. San Juan County Public Lands Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 2011. 49. Charles Redd Center for Western History Lectures, approximately 1970-1990. 50. Moore Idaho Lost River Stake Oral History Project transcripts, 1976-1978. 51. American Airpower Heritage Group Oral History Project transcripts, 1992 January 2. 52. Historic Downtown Provo Oral History Project, 1992-2013.

Custodial History

Donated by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies from 1959 to present.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Charles Redd Center for Western Studies; recurring donations since 1959.

Appraisal

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

General

Oral histories from the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Oral History Project were separated from the MSS OH collections and described as a unit.

Processing Information

Processed; Geoff McLaughlin, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2011.

Processed; Jocelyn Aitken, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2012.

Processed; Erin Owens, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator; August 3, 2015.

Processed; Eric Wolford, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator; July 13, 2017.
Title
Register of Charles Redd Center for Western Studies oral history project records
Status
Completed
Author
John M. Murphy, GlendaLynn Ainsworth, Zann Casper, and Elizabeth Ballif
Date
2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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