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L. Weston Oaks papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1968

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, notes, booklets, newspaper clippings, newsletters, photographs, drawings and publications relating to Oaks's family, religious activities, and professional life as a medical doctor. Included are files relating to his work with St. Christopher's Mission to the Navajo at Bluff, Utah, and his part in the creation of a new public health program for the American Indians. Correspondents include United States congressmen from Utah, Senator Arthur V. Watkins and Representative Henry Aldous Dixon; "Improvement Era" editors; and various family members.


  • 1902-1965


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

Biographical / Historical

Lewis Weston Oaks graduated from Brigham Young University in 1915, and received his M.D. degree in 1919 at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. He specialized in eye, ear, nose, and throat, from 1920 to 1969 in Provo, Utah. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


1 carton (1 linear ft.)

3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Finding aid available in repository.

Other Finding Aids

Box-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Papers donated by Oaks family through Janet Francis and Carol Oaks. Received in Special Collections and Manuscripts in October 1979 and November 1992.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Janet Francis and Carol Oaks, Gift, 1979 and 1992.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Register of L. Weston Oaks papers
Jennier Kim
2011 September 14
Description rules
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States