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 Royal B. Woolley, livestockman, concerning his experiences as a member of the Brigham Young Academy South American scientific expedition during the trip from Kanab, to Colonia Dublan, Mexico, 1900-1901. Includes transcript and sound recording.
Interview by Hollis Scott with Sarah F. Jones, concerning her experiences at the Brigham Young Academy in the 1880s and as a resident of Provo, Utah. Includes transcript and sound recording.
Contains newspaper clippings, magazine articles, handbooks, manuals, memoranda, and cost estimates referring to the introduction of microfilming and microfiche technologies to libraries and the public. Materials were compiled by Hollis Scott, University Archivist.