Victor W. Purdy papers
Scope and Contents
Contains materials from Victor Purdy's time at Brigham Young University. This includes class records, course syllabi, and student assignments, as well as minutes from various committees within the School of Library and Information Sciences, Purdy's own research on Pueblo Indians, and biblographic files. These materials date from 1959 to 1993.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsiblilty of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to pbulish material from the Victor Purdy papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Collections Board of Curators.
Victor Purdy (1926-2012) was a librarian and teacher at Brigham Young University.
Victor Purdy was born on March 4, 1926 to Victor William Purdy and Rhina Anna Steins Purdy. After growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Purdy served in the United States Navy during World War II. Following the war, Purdy served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the North Central States Mission from 1948 to 1950. He attended University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, St. John's College at Annapolis, Md., and finally received his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University in 1952. Purdy later received a master's degree in library science from Columbia University in 1957 and worked on his PhD at both the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the University of Utah.
Purdy worked at the Fresno State College Library from 1953 to 1954, when he started working at the Brigham Young University library. In 1966 he began to teach at BYU's School of Library and Information Sciences, where he worked until that department closed in 1993. He also taught various classes for the Department of History and Department of Church History and Doctrine.
Purdy married Alice Mary Thalman in 1951. Together they had three daughters and one son. Alice died in in 1996 and in 2002 Purdy married Deanne Moore Craig. Purdy died on April 9, 2002.
15 cartons (15 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Arranged into four series: 1. Victor Purdy teacher materials, 1966-1993, 2003. 2. Victor Purdy papers on the Pueblo Indians, 1986. 3. Victor Purdy papers from the School of Library and Information Sciences, 1962-1993. 4. Victor Purdy index cards, between 1966-1993.
Victor W. Purdy created these papers. Upon his death, custody transferred to Deanne Purdy who donated them to the University Archives in August 2012.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Deanne Purdy; August 2012.
Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Processed; Cameron Mansen; September 2012
- Register of Victor W. Purdy papers
- Cameron Mansen
- 2012 November
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.