Scott, Hollis, 1919-2005
- Existence: 1919 - 2005
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.
Citation: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)
Ancestry.com, 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:
Interview by Hollis Scott with Eva Maeser Crandall, concerning her father, Karl G. Maeser, her childhood in Provo, her memories of Brigham Young Academy, students and faculty of Brigham Young Academy. Includes transcript and sound recordings.
Interview by Hollis Scott with Fern Eyring Fletcher of her recollections of childhood, her father Stephen L. Chipman, various General Authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, experiences in high school, as a student at Brigham Young University, about faculty members at BYU, her teaching experiences at BYU, and her feelings about BYU. Includes sound recordings and a transcript.
Interview by Hollis Scott with Francis Boyer concerning his childhood, problems with hearing and sight, education, and subsequent employment director of BYU's Audio-visual services.
Interview by Hollis Scott with Francis Kirkham regarding his book "A New Witness for Christ in America," and some recollections of the Brigham Young Academy. Includes transcript and sound recording.
Interview by Hollis Scott with George F. Shelley, farmer and teacher, concerning his experiences at Brigham Young Academy, 1888-1890, and later activities as a school teacher. Includes transcript and sound recording.
Interview by Hollis Scott with George R. Hill, who discusses his experiences as a student at the Brigham Young Academy.
Interview by Hollis Scott with Harvey Fletcher, scientist and teacher, concerning his experiences in Provo, Utah, as a graduate student at the University of Chicago, as a teacher at Brigham Young University, and as a bishop and stake president in the New York Stake. Includes sound recording.
Sound recording of interview by Hollis Scott with Helga Tingey, secretary to James Talmage, concerning her work for James Talmage. Includes copies on reel-to-reel audio and compact disc.
Interview by Reed Hansen with Hollis Scott, discussing the function and purpose of the Brigham Young University Archives. Includes transcripts and sound recordings.