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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:

Oral history interview with Hyrum Jenkins Smith

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 43
Scope and Contents

Interview by Hollis Scott with Hyrum J. Smith regarding his experiences as a BYU student, 1932-1939; and reminiscences of the faculty.

Dates: 1980

Oral history interview with J. J. Keeler

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2122
Scope and Contents

Includes memories of his grandfather, J. Marinus Jensen, who was a professor in the English Department at Brigham Young University, 1910-1945. Includes information on Jensen's personal and professional life.

Dates: 1992 January 2

Oral history interview with Janet M. Izatt

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 14
Scope and Contents

Transcript of interview by Hollis Scott with Jan Izatt, secretary to Ernest Wilkinson. Includes comments about Wilkinson's personality and work habits, and about her experiences working for Wilkinson.

Dates: 1968

Oral history interview with Leah D. Widtsoe

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 10
Scope and Contents

Interview by Hollis Scott with Widtsoe, teacher and author, concerning her reminiscences about her parents, her grandfather Brigham Young; and her husband, John A. Widtsoe. Also recalls her experiences as a student, faculty member, and matron at BYA, 1896-1898; 1905-1907. Gives her views on nutrition and the Word of Wisdom.

Dates: 1965

Oral history interview with Lloyd L. Cullimore

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 115
Scope and Contents Dr. Cullimore was interviewed by Hollis Scott on June 28, 1978 as part of the Joint Oral History Project for the Brigham Young University Archives and Brigham Young University Alumni Association Emeritus Club. The interview was transcribed in 1983. The material centers on the 1920s and is mostly concerned with the early years of the Brigham Young University health center. Cullimore reminisces about BYU personalities such as Benjamin Cluff and Ernest L. Wilkinson. He talks about student...
Dates: 1978-1983

Oral history interview with Lowry Nelson

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233265344]
Identifier: UA OH 1
Scope and Contents

Interview by Hollis Scott with Lowry Nelson, first director of the Brigham Young University Extension Services, concerning the development of the Extension Center, and Social Unit systems at BYU, 1921-1935. Also includes activities since leaving BYU. Includes sound recording and transcript.

Dates: 1963

Oral history interview with Margaret Maw

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 8
Scope and Contents

Interview by Hollis Scott with Margaret P. Maw, teacher, author, and housewife, concerning her experiences growing up in Deseret, Utah, and as a student and teacher at the Brigham Young Academy. Includes transcript and sound recording.

Dates: 1965

Oral history interview with Marie H. Rollins

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 5
Scope and Contents

Interview by Hollis Scott, with Marie H. Rollins, housewife, concerning experiences as a student at the Beaver Branch of the Brigham Young Academy, 1881-1901. Includes transcript and sound recording.

Dates: 1965

Oral history interview with N. La Verl Christensen

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233274361]
Identifier: UA OH 162
Scope and Contents

One bound and one unbound oral history. The interview was conducted by Hollis Scott from The Joint Oral History Project of Brigham Young University. Christensen talks about his educational background, his professional affiliation with various local newspapers in Provo, and his spiritual experiences.

Dates: 1984-1987

Oral history interview with N. La Verl Christensen

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225524229]
Identifier: MSS 2970
Scope and Contents

Typescript of an interview with N. La Verl Christensen by Hollis Scott on November 22, 1984. The interview was taken under the authority of The Joint Oral History Project Brigham Young University Archives Brigham Young University Alumni Association Emeritus Club. Christensen talks about important persons he knew who worked at Brigham Young University.

Dates: 1984 November 22