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Jane Thompson papers on Brigham Young University performing groups, 1953-2009

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5663 Series 8

Scope and Contents

Contains materials pertaining to various Brigham Young University performing groups including Young Ambassadors, Lamanite Generation, and others. Materials include itineraries, articles, programs, reunion information, pamphlets, and other production materials. Dates range from 1953 to 2009.

Dates

  • 1953-2009

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish from Jane Thompson papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection: Jane Thompson (1921-2013) was a performer, Brigham Young University alumni, and head of various Brigham Young University performing groups.

Jane Thompson grew up in Malta, Idaho. In 1943, Thompson graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music. After graduating from Brigham Young University, Jane Thompson toured Europe and performed for soldiers during World War II as part of the Civilian Actors Technician Service. Thompson returned to the United States in 1947. From 1950 to 1952 Jane served a Latter-day Saint mission in Wales.

In 1952, Jane Thompson began her career at Brigham Young University. Thompson took over as the head of the Student Program Bureau, later known as Young Ambassadors. In 1956, Jane left Brigham Young University to be a talent coach in a professional talent studio in New York. After only three years, Jane returned to Brigham Young University. During her time at Brigham Young University, Thompson created and directed many performing groups and shows. Jane also organized performances for various groups of United States servicemen.

Thompson retired from Brigham Young University in 1984. Jane Thompson received many awards for her service while at Brigham Young University. Jane Thompson passed away on June 1, 2013.

Extent

2 cartons

2 oversize folders

60 folders

Language

English