William King Driggs scores and other material
Scope and Contents
This collection contains handwritten and published scores, narrative scripts, production programs, and other materials for "The Liahona" dramatic contata by William King Driggs. It also includes scores and scripts for "This is the Place", "The Spirit of God", and "Snow Job," 1952-1962.
- Driggs, William King (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Open to public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material from the William King Driggs scores and other material must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
William King Driggs Sr. (1885-1965) was a Mormon composer and patriarch of the King Family singers.
William King Driggs Sr. was born on October 30, 1885 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. He was a music teacher, but when his salary failed to support his growing family, he formed a family orchestra with his wife Pearl and eight children (Karleton, Maxine, Luise, Alyce, Donna, Yvonne, Bill, and Marilyn) and moved his family to California. They were known as "The Driggs Family of Entertainers" and became well know for their performances in theatres, clubs, schools, and churches in the Western United States. While still in junior high school, Maxine, Luise, and Alyce, the three oldest daughters, adopted their fathers middle name and formed their own vocal group: The King Sisters. William King Driggs, Sr. died on April 6, 1965.
2 cartons (2 linear ft.)
This collection retained its original order.
Found in the Music Special Collections stacks in 2011.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Found; Music Special Collections stacks; 2011.
Noteworthy LDS composer (Section IV. LDS Music Archives Collection Development Policy January 2011).
Processed; Elizabeth West; May 2011.
- Register of the William King Driggs scores and other material
- Elizabeth West
- 2011 May 16
- 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.