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Osmond family

 Family

Dates

  • Existence: 1958-

Biographical History

The Osmonds were an American family music group (1949-) from Ogden Utah.

The Osmonds were an American family music group who reached the height of their fame in the early-1970s. The group consists of siblings from Ogden, Utah, who have been in the public eye since the 1960s.The Osmond Brothers began as a barbershop quartet consisting of brothers Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay Osmond. They were later joined by younger siblings Donny and Jimmy, both of whom enjoyed success as solo artists as well. With the addition of Donny, the group became known as The Osmonds; performing both as teen idols and as a soft rock band, their peak lasted from 1971 to 1975. The Osmond Brothers' career began in 1958 and are still performing in some capacity to this day.

Citation

UPB Files and Wikipedia- The Osmonds were an American family music group who reached the height of their fame in the early-1970s. The group consists of siblings from Ogden, Utah, who have been in the public eye since the 1960s.The Osmond Brothers began as a barbershop quartet consisting of brothers Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay Osmond. They were later joined by younger siblings Donny and Jimmy, both of whom enjoyed success as solo artists as well. With the addition of Donny, the group became known as The Osmonds; performing both as teen idols and as a soft rock band, their peak lasted from 1971 to 1975.

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Carol Elizabeth Dunham general correspondence

 Series — Carton: 3, Folder: 28-32
Identifier: MSS 9126 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains letters and cards from family and personal friends of Carol Elizabeth Dunham. The bulk of the cards are Christmas cards and birthday cards.
Dates: approximately 1970-1993

Carol Elizabeth Dunham Osmond family phonographs, approximately 1973-1976

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9126 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains five LP records: (1) "The Osmonds Phase III" released 1972, (2) "Donny Osmond 'Alone Together'" released 1973, (3) "The Osmonds Love Me For a Reason" released 1974, (4) "The Osmonds Brainstorm" released 1976, and (5) "The Osmonds Christmas Album" released 1976.
Dates: approximately 1973-1976

Carol Elizabeth Dunham papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 9126
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence between Carol Elizabeth Dunham and fans of the Osmond family as well as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Also included are a copy of the Osmond family album: "The Plan," fan magazines, including Tigerbeat, Spotlight, and Teen Talk, and paper ephemera, such as posters of Donny Osmond and the Osmonds, newspaper articles about the Osmonds, and materials related to the Osmond fan club. Contains five LP records: (1) "The Osmonds Phase III" released...
Dates: approximately 1970-1993

J Malan Heslop articles and correspondence, 1944-2004

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 661 Series 9 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Includes photocopies of articles often written by J Malan Heslop and including his photographs. Correspondences while he was the editor of the Church News and personal correspondences while he was a leader for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). Included are papers and articles written by J Malan Heslop on the Osmond family as he was working on a book about them. There is also a film reel of President Nixon in Salt Lake City, Utah, on July 24, 1970. Materials dated 1944-2004.
Dates: 1944-2004