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Don E. Norton interviews with veterans

Identifier: MSS 9148

Scope and Contents

Includes interviews with veterans conducted by Don E. Norton, a retired English professor in Utah, and recorded on cassette tapes and optical discs. Also selected transcripts, bound histories, and a scrapbook. Interviews include Latter-day Saint veterans who served in World War II or other United States-involved wars. Interviews include war experiences and biographical narrative. Dated approximately 1944 to 2017.


  • approximately 1944-2017


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 this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

Don Evan Norton Jr. was born on December 5, 1934 in Zurich, Montana to Don E. Norton and Vera Camilla Murphy. He moved with his family to Burley, Idaho in the 1940s, and graduated from Burley High School. He then attended Brigham Young University, earning a bachelor's degree in 1959 and a master's in 1961. In 1967 Norton joined the university faculty, working in the English Department and the Department of Linguistics and English Language. His academic interests focused on the usage, grammar, and history of the English language. He has also written on Mormon history and doctrine, and has been involved in oral history work. Norton retired from Brigham Young University in 2004.


3 cartons (3 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

1 oversize box (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Materials are arranged alphabetically.

Custodial History

Donated by Don E. Norton from 2018 to 2019.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Don E. Norton; 2018-2019.


Veterans History Collection Development Policy, 2016.

Processing Information

Processed; Brynne Karlinsey, student manuscript processor; 2019.

Processing Information

Processed; Jamie Wiser; 2022. Additional material integrated.

Register of Don E. Norton interviews with veterans
Under Revision
Brynne Karlinsey, student processor
2019 May 3
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.

Revision Statements

  • 2022 April 21: Additional media imaged and described; Jamie Wiser.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States