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Roy Watkins Doxey papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3270

Scope and Contents

The papers of Roy Watkins Doxey contain research notes and materials, scrapbooks, correspondence, graduate student papers, and family history materials.


  • approximately 1944-1974


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

Roy W. Doxey was born in Ogden, Utah on February 27, 1908. He married Alberta Opheikins in 1934. He served as the mission president for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Eastern Mission beginning in 1944 and ending in 1948. During his time as mission president, he reestablished the Hill Cumorah pageant following the end of WWII. Doxey also developed a standardized teaching method for missionary use. Doxey joined the faculty at Brigham Young University where he taught religion classes until 1974. In 1963, he was appointed chairman of the Department of Undergraduate Studies in Religion. Doxey served as Dean of Religious Education at BYU from 1971 to 1974. He was succeeded by Jeffrey R. Holland. Doxey also served on the Utah Valley Hospital board and published twelve books. He died in 1992.


13 boxes (12.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



This series is arranged into 5 series: 1. Roy W. Doxey mission president's papers, 1946-1948. 2. Roy W. Doxey scrapbooks, approximately 1974- 1980. 3. Roy W. Doxey student papers, approximately 1953-1972. 4. Roy W. Doxey research and correspondence, approximately 1848-1988. and 5. Roy W. Doxey miscellaneous papers, approximately 1938-1965.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History


Immediate Source of Acquisition



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

Processing Information

Processed; John Murphy and Melissa Cowles, student processor; 2007.

Register of the Roy Watkins Doxey papers
Melissa Cowles
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.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States