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William King Driggs scores and other material

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7832

Scope and Contents

This collection contains handwritten and published scores, narrative scripts, production programs, and other materials for "The Liahona" dramatic contata by William King Driggs. It also includes scores and scripts for "This is the Place", "The Spirit of God", and "Snow Job," 1952-1962.

Dates

  • 1952-1962

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the William King Driggs scores and other material must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical note

William King Driggs Sr. (1885-1965) was a Mormon composer and patriarch of the King Family singers.

William King Driggs Sr. was born on October 30, 1885 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. He was a music teacher, but when his salary failed to support his growing family, he formed a family orchestra with his wife Pearl and eight children (Karleton, Maxine, Luise, Alyce, Donna, Yvonne, Bill, and Marilyn) and moved his family to California. They were known as "The Driggs Family of Entertainers" and became well know for their performances in theatres, clubs, schools, and churches in the Western United States. While still in junior high school, Maxine, Luise, and Alyce, the three oldest daughters, adopted their fathers middle name and formed their own vocal group: The King Sisters. William King Driggs, Sr. died on April 6, 1965.

Extent

2 cartons (2 linear ft.)

Arrangement

This collection retained its original order.

Custodial History

Found in the Music Special Collections stacks in 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found; Music Special Collections stacks; 2011.

Appraisal

Noteworthy LDS composer (Section IV. LDS Music Archives Collection Development Policy January 2011).

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth West; May 2011.
Title
Register of the William King Driggs scores and other material
Author
Elizabeth West
Date
2011 May 16
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States