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Jane Thompson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5663

Scope and Contents

Contains photos, clippings, awards, scrapbook materials, notes and other papers from Jane Thompson. Materials relate to the personal life of Jane Thompson and the Brigham Young University performing groups that she was involved with. Dates range from 1941 to 2013.


  • 1941-2013


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 from Jane Thompson papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Jane Thompson grew up in Malta, Idaho. In 1943, Thompson graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music. After graduating from Brigham Young University, Jane Thompson toured Europe and performed for soldiers during World War II as part of the Civilian Actors Technician Service. Thompson returned to the United States in 1947. From 1950 to 1952 Jane served a Latter-day Saint mission in Wales.

In 1952, Jane Thompson began her career at Brigham Young University. Thompson took over as the head of the Student Program Bureau, later known as Young Ambassadors. In 1956, Jane left Brigham Young University to be a talent coach in a professional talent studio in New York. After only three years, Jane returned to Brigham Young University. During her time at Brigham Young University, Thompson created and directed many performing groups and shows. Jane also organized performances for various groups of United States servicemen.

Thompson retired from Brigham Young University in 1984. Jane Thompson received many awards for her service while at Brigham Young University. Jane Thompson passed away on June 1, 2013.


22 cartons (22 linear ft.)

11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)

5 oversize boxes (8 linear ft.)

1 oversize folder (1 linear ft.)

1 suitcase (1.5 linear ft.)

2 folders (0.02 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in eleven series: 1. Jane Thompson awards and gifts, 1961-2010. 2. Jane Thompson audio and video materials, 1960-2006. 3. Jane Thompson scrapbooks, 1942-2012. 4. Jane Thompson books, 1941-2013. 5. Jane Thompson sheet music, 1953-2010. 6. Jane Thompson clippings and articles, 1965-2012. 7. Jane Thompson correspondence, 1945-2013. 8. Jane Thompson papers on Brigham Young University performing groups, 1953-2009. 9. Jane Thompson personal papers, 1943-2013. 10. Jane Thompson photographs, 1947-2012. 11. Jane Thompson negatives, 1947-2012.

Custodial History

Materials were left to Bonnie Lee by Jane Thompson. Bonnie Lee donated the materials to the repository in January 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Bonnie Lee; January 2014.


Part of University Archives; college records (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Joseph Wiest; April 2014.

Processing Information

Processed; Megan Thompson; April 2021. Addendum added.

  • Music scores, lyric sheets
Register of Jane Thompson papers
Joseph Wiest
2014 April 3
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.

Revision Statements

  • 2021 April: Addendum added; Megan Thompson.
  • 2021-2022: 2 folders redacted and 2 restricted folders created; Karen Glenn.
  • 2021 July 13: Addendum added; Jamie Wiser.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US