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R. Phil Shumway autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3104

Scope and Contents

Recalls his early life in Taylor, Arizona; service in the U.S. Army Air Corps, 1942-1945, in Guadalcanal and elsewhere, including descriptions of ocean landing near New Hebrides in April 1944 and experiences prior to his rescue nine days later; education and professional activities; family life; community service, including on the Alpine School Board; and church service, especially in Orem, Utah. Includes details of his release as stake president in meetings presided over by Elder Theodore M. Burton in October 1977.


  • 1981


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical note

R. Phil Shumway (1921-2008) was a professor of animal science at Brigham Young University. He also served as a bishop and stake president in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in Orem, Utah.


1 volume (152 leaves)(photocopy of a typescript)(0.16 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by author in 2001.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Author; 2001.


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

Register of R. Phil Shumway autobiography
In Progress
Benjamin Sipes
2011 February 17
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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