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Harold V. Gividen papers

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3317

Scope and Contents

Typescript of an interview, photographs, diaries, letters, memoirs, newspaper clippings, and a magazine article. Gividen was interviewed by Winston Erickson for the Oral History of Utah's World War II Veterans on May 22, 2000. Gividen tells about his military experiences, including getting shot down. He kept a diary in Switzerland after he recovered from his wounds. He was invited to return to Switzerland in 1982, and his wife kept a diary during their visit. The materials relate to his experiences in 1945 and 1982. Also included is an account of flying in the "Torchy Tess" by Clinton O. Norby of Salt Lake City, Utah, the top turret gunner on the airplane.


  • 1945-2002


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

Biographical / Historical

Gividen was a native of Mapleton, Utah, and the co-pilot on a B-17 bomber, "Torchy Tess", which was shot over Germany and crashed in Switzerland on 25 February 1945.


2 folders (0.2 linear ft.) : 27 items

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Harold V. Gividen donated these materials to Special Collections at Brigham Young University in July of 2002. Harold V. Gividen, Mapleton, Utah, Donation, July 2002.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Harold V. Gividen; 2002.


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

Register of Harold V. Gividen papers
Rose Frank
9 March 2011
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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