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Jay Greaves Burrup collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6988

Scope and Contents

The Jay G. Burrup collection is a combination of items that he purchased and subsequently donated including photos by Edna Geddes Eames; a Sidney Coray account book; photographs of Mt. Pleasant, Utah by Jens Gunderson; correspondence to his wife by Louis Napoleon Oakley; an Idaho State Journal special publication regarding World War II heroes; The Provonian, a yearbook from Provo High School and musical epemera from the Provo Opera House, the Springville Opera House and a BYU pep song. Each of these is treated as a separate collection at the series level.


  • 1897-2001


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 Jay Greaves Burrup collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Jay Greaves Burrup (1957- ) is an archivist and private collector in Utah.

Jay Greaves Burrup was born in 1957. He attended Brigham Young University and is now an archivist and private collector of historical and other materials. He currently resides in West Valley City, Utah.


1 oversize folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Collection contains letters, account books, photographs, publications of magazines and music, programs, and advertisements, all collected by Jay Greaves Burrup. Dated 1897-2001.


Materials are arranged in 7 series: 1. Louis Napoleon Oakley correspondence, 1909-1917. 2. Jens Gunderson photographs, 1903. 3. Sidney Coray account book, 1897. 4. Flora Edna Geddes photographs, 1908-1909. 5. Idaho State Journal special issue, 2001. 6. Jay Greaves Burrup collection of music items, 1931-1949. 7. Provo High School publication of The Provonian, 1920-1921.

Custodial History

Donated by Jay Greaves Burrup in 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Jay Greaves Burrup; 2008.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

Related materials can be found in MSS 6037 regarding Sidney Coray.

Processing Information

Processed; GlendaLynn Ainsworth; June 2009.

Register of Jay Greaves Burrup collection
Sarah Flinders
2013 May 16
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