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Holmes, Blair

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1942-

Biographical History

Blair Holmes (1942-) was a history professor in Utah.

Blair Ralph Holmes was born June 29, 1942, in Victor, Idaho, to Harold Harper Holmes and Audrey Muriel Berger Holmes. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served a mission in Austria between approximately 1961 and 1962. On August 26, 1965, he married Margie Green in the Idaho Falls Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Following graduation from Brigham Young University in 1966, he studied Eastern European history at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. Holmes completed his PhD in 1972 in history. He was employed at Brigham Young University as a history professor from 1971 until 2008. He helped with a family and local history project there that was established in 1978 and was abolished in 1985. Blair retired from Brigham Young University in 2008. He and his wife, Margie, are the parents of six children: Brian, Steven, Christopher, Karin, Robert, and Richard.

Citation:
Schnibbe, K.-H. Jugendliche gegen Hitler, 1991: t.p. (Blair Holmes) jkt. (assoc. prof. of history, Brigham Young Univ., Utah)

When truth was treason, c1995: CIP t.p. (Blair R. Holmes) data sheet (Holmes, Blair Ralph; b. 6/29/42)

UPB_MSS 3248, (served mission in Austria, 1961-1962; following graduation from Brigham Young University in 1966, he studied Eastern European history at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado; completed his PhD in 1972; employed at Brigham Young University since 1971; parents of six children: Brian, Steven, Christopher, Karin, Robert, and Richard.)

Ancestry, via WWW, accessed April 30, 2012. (Holmes, Blair Ralph, b. June 29, 1942 in Victor, Idaho, to Harold Harper Holmes and Audrey Muriel Berger Holmes; August 26, 1965 he married Margie Green in the Idaho Falls Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

FamilySearch, via WWW, accessed April 30, 2012 (Holmes, Blair Ralph; b. 1942; born 1942, married in 1965)

BYU, via WWW, accessed December 14, 2022 (Holmes, Blair; degrees and faculty positions)

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Blair Holmes collection of Austria Philatelic Society newsletters, 2001-2010

 Series — Carton 27: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4; Series 6 [Barcode: 31197239243584], Folder: 4-6
Identifier: MSS 3248 Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains newsletters of the Austria Philatelic Society. They provide information on upcoming events and other new relating to philately. Dated 2001-2010.

Dates: 2001-2010

Blair Holmes correspondence, 1957-2022

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3248 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains bound volumes of correspondence regarding, or addressed to, Holmes. All correspondence is bound, transcribed, photocopied or otherwise prepared by Holmes. Dated 1957-2022.

Dates: 1957-2022

Blair Holmes family papers, 1932-2008

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3248 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Includes junior high school, high school, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints seminary, university, and graduate school diplomas, along with related ephemera for Holmes, Margie Green Holmes, Brian Neville Holmes, and Muriel Berger. Also includes correspondence of Garth Harold Holmes. Material dates from 1932-2008.

Dates: 1932-2008

Blair Holmes journals, 1960-2023

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3248 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains bound journals and missionary journals of Blair Holmes that document his life experiences, which include his mission and family life. Some journals are transcribed and bound. Dated 1960-2023.

Dates: 1960-2023

Blair Holmes mission papers, 1961-1962

 Series — Box 33: Series 5
Identifier: MSS 3248 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains newsletters for the Austria Mission, "Ausmissmo," and tracting material. Material dates from 1961-1962.

Dates: 1961-1962

Blair Holmes professional papers, 1972-1987

 Series
Identifier: MSS 3248 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains Holmes' dissertation, a collection of twenty-eight oral histories performed by History 200 students, and news and histories pertaining to Idaho. Dated 1972-1987.

Dates: 1972-1987

Blair Holmes collection of Holmes family photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 13
Scope and Contents

Collection includes four copy prints, with corresponding negatives, of photographs of the Holmes family. The original photographs are dated approximately 1880-1929. The items were connected by Blair Holmes.

Dates: approximately 1880-1929

Blair Holmes collection on the liberation of Austria

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1414
Scope and Contents Contains photocopies of papers and memos dealing with the liberation of Austria and the Austrian Battallion (Austrian nationals within the United States Army), collected by Blair Holmes. Includes correspondence and internal memos (mostly typed), office documents, press releases, newspaper clippings, and other papers from the United States departments of War, State, and Justice, the Austrian Labor Committee, Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Czechoslovak National Council of America, U.S....
Dates: 1940-1972; Majority of material found within 1940-1945

Blair Holmes papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 3248
Scope and Contents

Contains information from both the personal and professional life of Blair Holmes, and includes journals, correspondence and professional papers documenting his life in Utah, his mission in Austria, and family life from 1932-2016. Also includes diplomas and other ephemera of Holmes and other family members, and transcribed and photocopied volumes of historical documents and newspapers from members of the Victor, Idado community. Dates range from 1932 to 2023.

Dates: 1932-2023

Blair Holmes research notes and correspondence

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230312446]
Identifier: MSS SC 1417
Scope and Contents

Handwritten research notes regarding the "Austrian Battalion" during World War Two as well as correspondence between Holmes and various archives. The materials relate to the procurement of items on the same subject which have been cataloged under the number MSS SC 1414.

Dates: 1973-1976

Additional filters:

Type
Archival Object 6
Collection 6
 
Subject
Latter Day Saint churches -- Missions -- Austria 4
Letters 4
Transcriptions (Documents) 4
Colleges and Universities 3
Diaries 3