David O. McKay letter to Jesse Knight
Scope and Contents
Contains a letter written by David O. McKay for Elder Jesse Knight. At this time David O. McKay was the Principal at Weber Academy. The letter is about McKay contributing $100 to the Karl G. Maeser Memorial Building. It was written in 1908.
- McKay, David O. (David Oman), 1873-1970 (author, Person)
- Knight, Jesse, 1845-1921 (recipient, Person)
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David O. McKay (1873-1970) served as president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1951 to 1970.
David Oman McKay was born on 1873 in Huntsville, Utah. In 1897 he graduated from the University of Utah. He served a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to Scotland. He was a principal at Weber Stake Academy and served on the Board of Trustees from 1908 to 1912.
He later served on the Board of Regents of the University of Utah (1921-1922) and the Board of Trustees of Utah State Agricultural College (1940-1941). He was superintendent of the Church's Sunday schools from 1918 to 1934, and in 1919 he became its first Commissioner of Education. From 1922 to 1924 he served as President of the European Mission. From 1951 to 1970 he served as the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
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Found in the University Archives in December 2014.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Found; University Archives; December 2014.
University records (University Archives Collecting Policy, February 2010).
Processed; Erin Owens; December 2014.
- Register of David O. McKay letter to Jesse Knight
- Erin Owens
- 2014 December 15
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.