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David O. McKay letter to Jesse Knight

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 5710

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.


  • 1908


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from David O. McKay letter to Jesse Knight must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

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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Custodial History

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).

Processing Information

Processed; Erin Owens; December 2014.

Register of David O. McKay letter to Jesse Knight
Erin Owens
2014 December 15
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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. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US