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P. Bradford Westwood collection on the Dugway Proving Ground

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7524

Scope and Contents note

Contains papers relating to the Dugway Proving Ground. Includes photographs and satellite imagery of the grounds and other background information regarding the military and other aspects of the grounds.


  • 2004


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 P. Bradford Westwood collection on the Dugway Proving Grounds must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

P. Bradford Westwood (b. 1957) is an archivist and historic preservationist in Utah.

P. Bradford Westwood grew up in Provo, Utah, and spent his summers on the Oregon coast. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Brigham Young University in American Studies in 1985 and his master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Historic Preservation in 1994. He was on the Board of Directors of the Brigham Young Academy Foundation from 1985 to 1989, and was one of the co-founders of the Foundation. He worked for the Brigham Young University's L. Tom Perry Special Collections and served as the assistant chair from 1997 to 2002, and chair from 2002 to 2008. In 2009 Brad became the Manager of Collection Development (museum, archives, and library) for the Historical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is the co-founder of the A. Dean Larsen Book Collectors Conference. His subject specialties include rare books and manuscripts, the administration of cultural repositories, architectural history (19th/20th Century American and European), and historic preservation.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)




Contains papers relating to the Dugway Proving Grounds, including photographs and a newspaper.

Custodial History note

Collected by P. Bradford Westwood.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; P. Bradford Westwood; 2004.

Appraisal note

Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th and 21st Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

The materials in this collection provide information regarding weapons testing for the U.S. military. This is an important aspect of western American history.

Processing Information note

Processed; Whitney Parry; 2009.


Register of P. Bradford Westwood collection on the Dugway Proving Ground
Whitney Parry, student assistant
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States