Skip to main content

Robert M. Liddiard life history and oral history

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9089

Scope and Contents

Contains life history of Robert M. Liddiard (1931-2017) as written by himself. Discusses personal experiences from his youth, reflections on family, and religious insight and observations. Important documents scanned into the written history include certificate of ordination to the office of a Seventy, records of selective service, and assorted photographs from his life. Contains a thumb drive with three videos of Robert giving his testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ that are also available on two computer disks within the collection. Dates within the text indicate that Robert Liddiard began writing his history as early as 2006.


  • approximately 2016-2017


Conditions Governing Access

Folder 3 restricted 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 Robert M. Liddiard life history and oral history must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Robert M. Liddiard (1931-2017) was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah who served as a Seventy.

Robert Mills Liddiard was born on December 18, 1931 in Springville, Utah to parents Walter Mills Liddiard and Emily Donaldson Liddiard. Robert, commonly known as "Bob" to family and friends, spent his childhood in and around the Springville/Provo area. After graduating from high school and working for a time in Alaska, Robert served as a missionary in the East German mission. Upon his return to the United States, he dated and married Diane Kay Schauerhamer Liddiard. They were married on August 11, 1960 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they had four children. Robert was ordained to serve as a Seventy in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on November 2, 1973. He served in this position for several years, helping with the missionary work of his stake. He served in various callings throughout the remainder of his life as an active member of the Church. Robert M. Liddiard died with his wife, Diane, on November 4, 2017.


3 folders (0.15 linear ft.) : 3 audio files (696 MB) on thumb drive 2 computer disks

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Don C. Liddiard, brother of Robert M. Liddiard, on December 12, 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Don C. Lididard; December 12, 2017.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, II.B.5.IV, 2013).

Processing Information

Processed; Shaelyn Stohl, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2018.

Register of Robert M. Liddiard life history and oral history
Shaelyn Stohl
2018 March 8
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States