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Russell Magleby papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6035

Scope and Contents

Contains four scrapbooks that contain assorted memorabilia documenting Magleby's studies and athletics at Snow College and Brigham Young University; his service in a local bishopric; his career as a high school teacher, coach, and counselor; and his 60th wedding anniversary. Also contains an audiocassette recording and compact disc of Russell Magleby's life history and a transcript of the recording.


  • 1919-1988


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 Russell Magleby papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Russell Magleby (1906-1991) was a skilled athlete who played both basketball and football for Snow College and Brigham Young University.

Russell Magleby was born to John Ephraim and Jane Adam Warnock Magleby of Monroe, Utah. Russell was a skilled athlete; he became a member of the all-star basketball team in 1927, and was a quarterback and later captain of the football team at Snow College, where he met his future wife, Maude Jensen. Both graduated from Snow in 1927, and moved on to Brigham Young University. Then from 1927 to 1931, he was the star guard on the basketball team, and played halfback and later quarterback on the football team for BYU. He married Maude (1906-1988), daughter of Jens Christian and Ane Witta (Jeppesdatter) Jeppesen Jensen of Manti, Utah) on August 30, 1928, in the Salt Lake Temple (his brother Reed married Dorothy Harmon in the same temple on the same day). They adopted a daughter, Julie, in 1953.


1 folder (0.2 linear ft.)

4 oversize boxes (4 linear ft.)



Custodial History

Donated; 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 2007.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; John M. Murphy, curator, and Amanda C. Clark, student processor; 2008.


Register of Russell Magleby papers
John M. Murphy, curator, and Amanda C. Clark, student manuscripts processor
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