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R. Don Oscarson papers on Six Sent South, 1957

 Series — Carton: 5, Volume: 2
Identifier: MSS 6292 Series 4

Scope and Contents

Contains original and photocopy of combined script and music of Six Sent South, a play by Oscarson and Ken Perry submitted to the 1957 Mutual Improvement Association Playwriting Competition.


  • 1957


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

Biographical History

R. Don Oscarson (born 1932) is an American businessman, author, lyricist, and producer.

Robert Don Oscarson, born February 29, 1932, is a retired vice-president of marketing for several major department store chains now living in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was educated at Brigham Young University, graduating with a degree in Liberal Arts in 1954. He has written the book and lyrics for a number of historical pageants, including Sand in their Shoes, City of Joseph, My San Diego, and Christopher.

Through the years he has had a career as an Air Force intelligence officer and has served on many cultural arts boards all over the United States.

Oscarson has also served as associate or executive producer for historical pageants, television productions and music CDs, as well as contributing the creative concept to many other similar projects. He has also been involved in the production of short films, television and off-Broadway productions and other projects.

Biographical History

Kenneth I. Perry (1929-1989), professor of French and French literature at the University of Illinois.

Kenneth I. Perry was born on March 2, 1929 to Ivan and Laurie H. Perry in Provo, Utah. He served a mission in France from 1950 to 1951. Perry received a Certificate d'Assistance at Sorbonne, Paris, France, in 1951. He received his A.B. in French at Brigham Young Unversity in 1954, his M.A. in French Language and Literature at the University of Michigan in 1959, his Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literature at the University of Michigan in 1966. He also received his Masters of Political Science at Auburn University in 1974 and his Air War college certificate at the Air University, Maxwell AFB in 1974. Perry also studied music at the McCune School. He died on June 5, 1989 in Los Angeles, California.


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