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Hugh M. Woodward papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1685

Scope and Contents note

Consists of addresses given at Woodward's funeral as well as resumes and letters of recommendations. Much of the collection pertains to Works Progress Administration educational program as well as speeches on education. The collection dates from 1937 to 1940.


  • 1937-1940


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Hugh M. Woodward papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Hugh M. Woodward (1881-1940) was a teacher that taught at a number of grade schools and universities, including Brigham Young University.

Hugh McCurdy Woodward was born December 20, 1881 in Utah. He taught elementary school, middle school, high school, and graduate school. He married Emily Timothy on October 18, 1905. He received his A.B. from Brigham Young University (BYU), his masters degree from the University of Utah, he got his Ph.D. from the University of California. He was the principlal of St. George Academy and Dixie Normal College. He served at the Bureau of Education in Washington D.C. He taught at BYU and at the University of Washington. He and Emily adopted three children. He was the Work Progress Administration director of Education and Recreation. He died on August 11, 1940 in San Francisco, California.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The Hugh M. Woodward papers includes documents relevant to his educational pursuits and reforms.

Custodial History note

Donated in 1979.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; 1979.

Appraisal note

LDS scholarship and historiography (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts Collection Development Policy 5.III).

Processing Information note

Processed; Katie Connors and Mary Downs; 2009.

Register of Hugh M. Woodward papers
Katie Connors and Mary Downs, student processors; John Murphy, curator
7 May 2009
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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