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Westwood, P. Bradford, 1957-

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1957-

Biographical History

P. Bradford Westwood (1957- ) is an archivist and historic preservationist in Utah.

P. Bradford Westwood grew up in Provo, Utah, and spent his summers on the Oregon coast. He received his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in American Studies in 1985 and his master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Historic Preservation in 1994. He was on the Board of Directors of the Brigham Young Academy Foundation from 1985 to 1989, and was one of the co-founders of the Foundation. He worked for the Brigham Young University's L. Tom Perry Special Collections and served as the assistant chair from 1997 to 2002, and chair from 2002 to 2008. In 2009 Brad became the manager of Collection Development for the Historical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 2013, he was appointed the director of the Utah Division of State History. He is the co-founder of the A. Dean Larsen Book Collectors Conference. His subject specialties include rare books and manuscripts, the administration of cultural repositories, architectural history (19th/20th Century American and European), and historic preservation.

Citation

Register to the papers of Harold T. Christensen, 1998: t.p. (P. Bradford Westwood, Assistant Chair, Special Collections & Manuscripts Dept., Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University)

Mormon Americana, 1995: p. 337 (Brad Westwood)

UPB files, June 5, 2000 (hdg.: Westwood, P. Bradford, 1957-)

Nineteenth century Mormon architecture and city planning, 1995: p. 154 (Paul Bradford Westwood)

Ancestry.com, viewed Nov. 2, 2010 (Paul B. Westwood; b. 1957)

Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, Nov. 2, 2010 (Brad Westwood; historic preservationist and archivist in Utah)

UPB files, May 9, 2014 (grew up Provo, Utah; BA from Brigham Young University in American Studies in 1985; and MA from the University of Pennsylvania in Historic Preservation in 1994; Board of Directors of the Brigham Young Academy Foundation from 1985 to 1989; co-founder of the Foundation; worked for the Brigham Young University's L. Tom Perry Special Collections and served as the assistant chair from 1997 to 2002, and chair from 2002 to 2008; 2009 became the Manager of Collection Development (museum, archives, and library) for the Historical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; 2013 he was appointed the director of the Utah Division of State History; co-founder of the A. Dean Larsen Book Collectors Conference; subject specialties include rare books and manuscripts, the administration of cultural repositories, architectural history (19th/20th Century American and European), and historic preservation)

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Administrative history of the Church Educational System (CES), 1888-1994

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 2373
Scope and Contents Describes the origins, organization, and history of both religious and secular education within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The purpose of the work was to help archivists place in historical context, corporate papers entering the Church Historical Department (Salt Lake City, Utah). The paper discusses administrative changes and developments in centralized education including: a board of education, a board of examiners, the office of superintendent and later commissioner of...
Dates: 1995

Richard W. Jackson and P. Bradford Westwood collection of oral histories

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3804
Scope and Contents Typewritten and spiral bound transcript of interviews conducted by Richard W. Jackson and P. Bradford Westwood for the James Moyle Oral History Program. The interview between Ehlers and Jackson was initiated on the premise of a forth coming history of the LDS Church meeting house architecture. A follow up interview (conducted two years later) was conducted by P. Bradford Westwood, in hopes to gain clarification in certain areas from the initial interview.
Dates: 1986-1988

J. Gordon Daines and P. Bradford Westwood papers on Designing BYU

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5602
Scope and Contents Materials included relate to the course Designing BYU that was taught from 2005-2007 and the accompanying exhibit Designing BYU Planning, Architecture, Landscape, 1875-2007 that was in the Harold B. Lee Library in 2008. The materials focus on the history and development of the Brigham Young University campus facilities. It includes the syllabi and lecture notes for the class, the reports done by students about different buildings on campus and the preparation and reception of the exhibit that...
Dates: 2003-2008

Ralph W. Hansen papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 6737
Scope and Contents Collection contains materials pertaining to the life and career of Ralph W. Hansen. Materials consist of an interview transcript, a booklet, and photographs which document his career as a librarian and archivist at several universities. His autobiography, Musings on the Life of Ralph W. Hansen, documents his personal and professional journey. Dated 1947-2014.
Dates: 1947-2014

J. Gordon Daines and P. Bradford Westwood papers on Designing BYU campus history, 2003-2006

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5602 Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials are related to the history of the buildings of Brigham Young University and the architects that designed them. Included are reports done by students about the buildings, photos, newspaper articles and printouts about the physical information of the building that were collected from 2003 to 2006. Materials were arranged by the authors in different color folders to represent the different types of buidings: pink for academic and administrative, green for housing and sports, red for off...
Dates: 2003-2006

J. Gordon Daines and P. Bradford Westwood papers on Designing BYU course materials, 2004-2006

 Series — Carton: 2
Identifier: UA 5602 Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials included are the course materials that explain the content, goals and expectations of the course. Syllabi from 2004 to 2006, course schedules and the initial application for the class are included, as well as the course textbooks. The lecture notes of both P. Bradford Westwood and J. Gordon Daines include cultural histories of Brigham Young University, the growth of individual buildings and the impact of University presidents on the physical facilities.
Dates: 2004-2006

J. Gordon Daines and P. Bradford Westwood papers on Designing BYU exhibit materials, 2006-2008

 Series — Carton: 2
Identifier: UA 5602 Series 3
Scope and Contents Materials included are related to the exhibit Designing BYU: Planning, Architecture, Landscape, 1875-2007 that was featured in the Harold B. Lee Library from January to May 2008. Included are correspondence for the building of a new 3D model of Brigham Young University campus done by Kinatedar and the accompanying financial estimates and payment forms. There are the original pages and typed transcripts of comments, reactions and responses from visitors to the exhibit and the about what they...
Dates: 2006-2008

Oral history interview with Don L. Young

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6722
Abstract An oral history of Don Young retrieved through an interview given by Brad Westwood on April 3, 2007.
Dates: 2007

Oral history interview with Donald K. Nelson

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6741
Overview Oral history (transcripts and related materials) of two interviews conducted by Brad Westwood with Don Nelson during 2007.
Dates: 2007

Oral history interview with Ephraim Hatch

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6688
Abstract An oral history acquired through interviews given by Brad Westwood during 2008. Pictures were added by Ephraim Hatch.
Dates: 2008