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Herbert H. Frost papers

Identifier: MSS 3177

Scope and Contents

Consists of administrative items (meeting minutes, budget information, department meetings, awards, and goals of the Zoology department of Brigham Young University), class notes (lecture notes and class materials used in Frost's classes), undergraduate and graduate studies (papers, reports, and homework done by Frost when he was an undergraduate and also a graduate in college), research items (research information collected by Frost during various research projects he conducted and participated in), and religious items (various papers and notes compiled by Frost while he was serving as the public affairs director in the Florida, Ft. Lauderdale Mission).


  • 1912-1983


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 Herbert H. Frost papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Herbert H. Frost (1917-2001) was a zoology professor in Utah.

Herbert Hamilton Frost was born on January 22, 1917 in New York City to Herbert and Mary Anne Hamilton Frost. He was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and after graduating from high school determined to attend Brigham Young University. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1941 and in 1942 was inducted into the U.S. Army. During World War II he served in the Pacific theater, in New Guinea, the Philippines, and Japan. After leaving the Army in 1946 he took a job at Ricks College, and completed a master's degree at Brigham Young University in 1947. He later completed a Ph.D. at Cornell University. During his schooling at BYU he met Elinor Critchlow. They married in the Salt Lake Temple in 1948, and eventually had five children. In 1960, Frost joined the zoology faculty at Brigham Young University, where he taught for 22 years. He also remained active in the Church throughout his life, serving as a branch president, bishop, high counselor, and stake clerk. He also served a mission with his wife to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he served as the public affairs director. Frost died on February 15, 2001 in Orem, Utah.


14 boxes (7 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of Herbert H. Frost's papers consisting of administrative items for the department of Zoology of Brigham Young University, his class notes during his professional and undergraduate career, and research. Also includes Frost's personal papers during missionary service for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Arranged in five series: 1. Herbert H. Frost administrative items, approximately 1960-1982. 2. Herbert H. Frost class notes, 1912-1983. 3. Herbert H. Frost undergraduate and graduate studies, 1939-1946. 4. Herbert H. Frost research items, 1927-1982. 5. Herbert H. Frost religious items, undated.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Monte L. Bean Museum, May 2005.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Monte L. Bean Museum; 2005.


Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Amanda Jo Lindell; May 2005.

Register of the Herbert H. Frost papers
Amanda Jo Lindell
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.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States