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An interview with Jean Larsen

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 9268

Scope and Contents

DVD of unedited footage in which Jean Larsen discusses her husband's work in Special Collections at Brigham Young University. Her husband is Dean Larsen, who became University Librarian in the Harold B. Lee Library on Brigham Young University campus and contributed significantly to the development of Brigham Young University's special collections. She tells stories having to do with her family and her husband's dealings with book dealers. Dated February 20, 2013.


  • 2013 February 20


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

Jean M. Larsen was born Jean Maycock on February 23, 1931 to Lawrence S. and Lorna Maycock (née Booth) in Provo, Utah. She received a bachelor of science from Brigham Young University in 1953. She was married to A. Dean Larsen, who served as Associate University Librarian at BYU, on February 14, 1958 and they had four children. She recieved a master of science from BYU in 1960 and a PhD from the University of Utah in 1972. She became a faculty member at BYU in 1960, professor of family science in 1972, and coordinator of the early childhood education program in 1980.


1 computer optical disc (1:00:23) : analog, color ; 4 3/4 in.

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Found in Special Collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition



Utah and the American West (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, II B VI).

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital content available for use in the Reading Room.


Contains two copies of the DVD.


Title from recto.

Processing Information

Processed; Kate Ashman; May 4, 2022.

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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