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R. Don Oscarson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6292

Scope and Contents

Collection contains music scores, and audio and video recordings relating to the musical pageants City of Joseph, Sand in Their Shoes, Christopher, Six Sent South, and My San Diego.


  • approximately 1954-2004


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 material from the R. Don Oscarson papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

R. Don Oscarson (born 1932) is an American businessman, author, lyricist, and producer.

Robert Don Oscarson, born February 29, 1932, is a retired vice-president of marketing for several major department store chains now living in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was educated at Brigham Young University, graduating with a degree in Liberal Arts in 1954. He has written the book and lyrics for a number of historical pageants, including Sand in their Shoes, City of Joseph, My San Diego, and Christopher.

Through the years he has had a career as an Air Force intelligence officer and has served on many cultural arts boards all over the United States.

Oscarson has also served as associate or executive producer for historical pageants, television productions and music CDs, as well as contributing the creative concept to many other similar projects. He has also been involved in the production of short films, television and off-Broadway productions and other projects.


6 cartons (6 linear ft.)

2 oversize boxes (2 linear ft.)

3 film boxes (0.7 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Organized into five series: 1. City of Joseph, approximately 1969-2008. 2. Sand in Their Shoes, approximately 1956-2008. 3. Christopher, approximately 1991-1998. 4. Six Sent South, 1957. 5. My San Diego, approximately 1977.

Custodial History

Donated by the creator, R. Don Oscarson, in 2008 and 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; R. Don Oscarson; August 11, 2008 and March 23, 2009.


Arts and Communications.

Processing Information

Processed; John N. Gillespie; 2011.

Register of the R. Don Oscarson papers
John N. Gillespie
June 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States