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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 Royal B. Woolley

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 7
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1964

Oral history interview with Sarah Fletcher Jones

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233265377]
Identifier: UA OH 3
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1965

Orem Heritage Museum video interviews of long-time Orem residents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2251
Scope and Contents Interviews discuss historical events of Orem and the lives of noted Orem residents during the 20th century. Topics include farming and fruit growing, World War II (reminiscences of serving in the military), industrial and commercial development, railroads (inter-urban line), Orem's World War II prisoner of war camp and host of other local history topics. The interviews also address the development and history of the United States Steel Corporation Geneva Works (formerly Columbia-Geneva...
Dates: 1983-1999

Hollis Scott postcards and photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 700
Scope and Contents

Contains 83 postcards and 2 photographs of the Hollis Scott family and of the US, Canada, England. Dated 1920-1989.

Dates: approximately 1920-1989

University Archives records on microfilm system reference

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197235223911]
Identifier: UA 792
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1962-1977