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Scott, Hollis, 1919-2005



  • Existence: 1919 - 2005

Biographical History

Hollis Scott (1919-2005) was a journalist and archivist in Utah.

Scott was born on October 10, 1919 in Burley, Idaho, to Leo Vernal Scott and Ivy Eliza Hull. He attended Brigham Young University for one year and then, during World War II, Scott enlisted in the United States Air Force. He was stationed at Fort Logan, Colorado, for three years where he served as Post Librarian before being transferred to Florida for another year. After his service in the military, he returned to BYU where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Scott met his wife, Cynthia Ruth Atkin, while working in Tooele, Utah at the Tooele Transcript Bulletin. They were married November 18, 1949, in the Salt Lake Temple. Later, Scott worked at the Orem Geneva Times as advertising manager and editor, after which he was employed at Brigham Young University in the library, later holding the title of University Archivist. He worked as University Archivist from 1963-1985. He was a member of the Orem Boosters Club and served as its president for two years. Scott also served on the Orem Heritage Museum board as historian for many years. He died in Provo, Utah on December 15, 2005.

Daily Herald obituaries, via WWW, Feb. 6, 2013 (Hollis Scott; b. 1919 Burley, Cassia County, Idaho; parents: Leo Vernal Scott and Ivy Eliza Hull; attended Brigham Young University; served in United States Air Force; worked at Fort Logan, Colo. as Post Librarian; transferred to Fla.; journalism degree from BYU; worked at Tooele Transcript Bulletin; m. Nov. 18, 1949 to Cynthia Ruth Atkin; Orem Geneva Times advertising manager; University Archivist at BYU, retired 1985; member of Orem Boosters Club, Orem Heritage Museum board; d. 2005), via WWW, July 31, 2013 (Hollis Scott; b. Oct. 10, 1919 in Cassia County, Idaho; d. Dec. 15, 2005 in Provo, Utah)

Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

Brief synopsis of awarding academic diplomas and degrees at Brigham Young Academy and Brigham Young University

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231243822]
Identifier: UA 590
Scope and Contents

Compilation by Hollis Scott describing the various degrees and diplomas awarded by Brigham Young Academy and Brigham Young University.

Dates: 1876-1919

BYU centennial flashbacks

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233236287]
Identifier: UA 880
Scope and Contents

Collection of newspaper articles from the Daily Herald pertaining to events on campus since the time of its creation. Includes stories about various presidents of Brigham Young University, accomplishments of students and athletes, groups and clubs, and photographic images of Brigham Young Academy as well as significant persons in the university's history.

Dates: approximately 1975

Thomas E. Cheney interview with Edwin R. Kimball

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3005
Scope and Contents

Typescript of an interview taken from the included sound tape. The interview was conducted on 22 March 1979 by Tom Cheney. Kimball talks about his coaching and administrative careers at Brigham Young University and about his friends and fellow professors at that university. Also included is a list of questions written by Hollis Scott for Stan Watts to ask Kimball in an interview. Apparently, this interview never took place.

Dates: 1979 March 22

Hull family reunion recordings

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233618898]
Identifier: MSS 8206
Scope and Contents

Contains one audiotape labelled "1971 - Hull family reunion; Taber, Alberta, Canada, 1971 end of June." It then details what is on each side of the tape, such as musical performances and readings by specific people. Also contains a compact disc identically labeled. Disc indicates it was made by Hollis Scott. Dated 1971.

Dates: 1971

Oral history interview with Albert Ray Olpin

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 121
Scope and Contents

Interview by Hollis Scott with A. Ray Olpin concerning his student experiences at Brigham Young University. Also includes life experiences after BYU. Includes transcript and sound recording.

Dates: 1982

Oral history interview with Beatrice Maeser Mitchell

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 38
Scope and Contents

Interview by Hollis Scott with Beatrice M. Mitchell, regarding her grandfather Karl G. Maeser, her father Reinhard Maeser, and herself. Includes transcript and sound recording.

Dates: 1980

Oral history interview with Clayton Jenkins

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 49
Scope and Contents

Interview by Hollis Scott with Clayton Jenkins discussing Jenkins' involvement with various Chamber of Commerce concerns, and his professional career in the knit goods business. Touches upon some historical aspects of Brigham Young University and its contributions to the area economy. Includes transcript and sound recording.

Dates: 1981

Oral history interview with David Johnson

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 15
Scope and Contents

Includes reminiscences of Brigham Young Academy, written questions and answers about experiences as a student, and correspondence between Johnson and Hollis Scott.

Dates: 1969

Oral history interview with Edith Johnson

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 155
Scope and Contents

Oral interview conducted by Hollis Scott as part of the Brigham Young University Archives Joint Oral History Project of the Brigham Young University Alumni Association Emeritus Club at Provo, Utah on April 24, 1984.Johnson discusses her career at Brigham Young University and her experiences as secretary to Ernest L. Wilkinson. She also comments on Mrs. Wilkinson's involvement in University affairs. Includes transcript and sound recordings.

Dates: 1984

Oral history interview with Elsie Booth Brockbank

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 51
Scope and Contents

Interview by Hollis Scott with Elsie B. Brockbank, daughter of John Edge Booth, regarding her father, his marriages, law career, and family associations with Heber J. Grant and Susa Young Gates. Includes transcript and sound recording.

Dates: 1977