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M. Ray Cawley audio recordings of Sidney B. Sperry and Lynn A. McKinlay

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 7859

Scope and Contents

Contains nine reel-to-reel audiotapes. Five of the audiotapes feature lectures given by Lynn McKinlay and the other four feature Sidney B. Sperry. The Sperry lectures are entitled "Know your Doctrine and Covenants." The lectures were delivered at the old Barratt Hall in Salt Lake City.


  • 1953


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 M. Ray Cawley audio recordings of Sidney B. Sperry and Lynn A. McKinlay must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

M. Ray Cawley (1915-1954) was a pilot and audio engineer in Utah.

Milton Ray Cawley was born February 23, 1915 in Ogden, Utah. He was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but remained less active through most of his life. In 1936 he married Anna M. Wahlen, and they had five children. Professionally, Cawley worked as a pilot and audio engineer in Salt Lake City, Utah. Around 1950 he experienced a personal conversion and returned to church activity. Cawley died in a airplane crash while working for Western Air Lines on February 26, 1954.

Biographical History

Sidney B. Sperry (1895-1977) was a professor of religion in Utah. He was director of the Division of Religion at Brigham Young University and director of Graduate Studies in Religion. He did postdoctoral work in archaeology at the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem.

Biographical History

Lynn A. McKinlay (1915-2003) was a broadcaster and communications professor in Utah.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Organized by speaker, and thereafter chronologically.

Custodial History

Materials were donated by M. Ray Cawley's daughter Barbara C. Earl in 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Barbara C. Earl; May 2011.


University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; June 2010.

Register of the M. Ray Cawley audio recordings of Sidney B. Sperry and Lynn A. McKinlay
J. Gordon Daines III
2011 June 2
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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