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Utah and Mormon Architects' biographical files

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2949

Scope and Contents note

Contains biographical files for over 100 architects and architectural firms that practiced in Utah and/or for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The files vary from detailed to general, containing photocopies, bibliographic notes, articles and other research materials collected for over twenty years. The collection includes 35mm photographic slides, related to certain architects or firms. Also contains a list of architects generated by the Utah State Historical Society and a list of registered architects licensed to practice in Utah. Much of the biographical materials were given to the compiler by Randall Dixon, Richard W. Jackson, Peter Goss, employees of the LDS Church Physical Facilities (including Temples and Special Projects), the LDS Church Historical Department and the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, BYU. The biographical file generally documents archival materials in the possession of the BYU, the LDS Church Historical Department, Utah State University Special Collections and the Utah State Historical Society.

Dates

  • approximately 1981-2005

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Utah and Mormon Architects' biographical files must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Archivist, historian, and preservationist living in Utah County.

Extent

2 cartons (2 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

Contains biographical files for over 100 architects and architectural firms that practiced in Utah and/or for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The files vary from detailed to general, containing photocopies, bibliographic notes, articles and other research materials collected for over twenty years. The collection includes 35mm photographic slides, related to certain architects or firms. Also contains a list of architects generated by the Utah State Historical Society and a list of registered architects licensed to practice in Utah. Much of the biographical materials were given to the compiler by Randall Dixon, Richard W. Jackson, Peter Goss, employees of the LDS Church Physical Facilities (including Temples and Special Projects), the LDS Church Historical Department and the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, BYU. The biographical file generally documents archival materials in the possession of the BYU, the LDS Church Historical Department, Utah State University Special Collections and the Utah State Historical Society.

Arrangement note

The collection is organized alpahbetically by last name of the architect.

Other Finding Aids note

Folder-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2949.xml

Custodial History note

Donated by P. Bradford Westwood in April 2004.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; P. Bradford Westwood; 2004.

Appraisal note

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

Processing Information note

Processed; Jonathan D. Harmon and Brad Westwood; 2004.
Title
Register of the Utah and Mormon Architects' biographical files
Status
Completed
Author
Jonathan D. Harmon Assistant to the Chair of Special Collections and Brad Westwood, editor Chair of Special Collections
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States