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P. Bradford Westwood collection on the Brigham Young Academy Foundation

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6796
Collection includes minutes and proposals from 1985-1995 for the redevelopment and preservation of the Brigham Young Academy buildings by the Brigham Young Academy Foundation (1985-2001). The Academy Square block, except for the original 1892 Academy building, was razed in a compromise proposal that saw Provo's municipal library placed on the site in 1997. Includes structural reviews of the floor plans for the buildings, and correspondence and planning material related to the Brigham Young Academy Foundation's effort to forestall the demolition and promote adaptive reuse of the square.

Dates

  • 1984-1995

Creator

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 the P. Bradford Westwood collection on the Brigham Young Academy Foundation must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Biographical History

P. Bradford Westwood (born 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. In 2013 he was appointed the director of the Utah Division of State History. 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.
Administrative History The Brigham Young Academy Foundation (1985-2001) was was a non-profit organization involved in the redevelopment of the Brigham Young Academy. With the successful plan to convert the Academy into the Provo City Municipal library the Foundation was disbanded in 2001.

The Brigham Young Academy Foundation (1985-2001) was a non-profit organization involved in the redevelopment of Academy Square in Provo, Utah. The Brigham Young Academy Foundation was organized in 1985 by Shirley Paxman, Meryl Astrop and P. Bradford Westwood. The mission of the organization was to protect the Brigham Young Academy buildings (also called 'Academy Square') from being demolished . The Foundation engaged the Provo community, Provo City Council members, the Provo mayor's office and heritage and preservation groups both in Utah and across the United States. When the land was sold to Provo City in 1997 for the development of the property and Academy as the Provo City Municipal library, much of the work of the Foundation was finished. With the dedication and opening of the Provo City Library at Academy Square in 2001 the Brigham Young Academy Foundation was officially disbanded.

Arrangement note

Arranged into four series: 1. Collection of Brigham Young Academy Foundation minutes. 2. Collection of Brigham Young Academy Foundation building analyses. 3. Collection of Brigham Young Academy Foundation proposals. 4. Collection of Brigham Young Academy Foundation correspondence.

Custodial History note

Donated in 2009 following the donor's change of employment. An addendum from the donor was added in 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; P. Bradford Westwood; 2009. Donated; P. Bradford Westwood; 2013.

Appraisal note

University records (University Archives Collecting Policy February 2010).

Processing Information note

Processed; Whitney Parry; 2009.

Addendum processed; Joshua Barton; 2013.

Creator

Title
Register of P. Bradford Westwood collection on the Brigham Young Academy Foundation
Status
completed
Author
Whitney Parry
Date
2009
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2013 March 29: Joshua Barton processed the 2013 addendum

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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