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T. Earl Pardoe papers

Identifier: UA 557

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence with associations and organizations, including the Rotary Club and Boy Scouts. Also includes correspondence with servicemen and veterans, personal, professional and travel correspondence, and a collection of slides documenting his travels throughout the world.


  • 1930-1970


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 T. Earl Pardoe papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

A notable Brigham Young University personality in the fine arts, who added great strength to this college, was T. Earl Pardoe, who came to BYU in 1919 and began a lifelong career building the Department of Public Speaking and Dramatic Arts. In 1953, after 34 years, T. Earl Pardoe was retired from teaching. He was assigned to assist the Alumni Association, a position he held until his death in 1971. Because the phenomenal growth of speech and dramatic arts was built upon the foundation laid by Professor Pardoe and his wife, Kathryn, the large drama theatre of the Harris Fine Arts Center was named in their honor.


30 boxes (15 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged into ten series: 1. Correspondence. 2. Family history. 3. Writings, photographs, and sketches. 4. Papers. 5. Notes. 6. Travel materials. 7. Clubs, awards, alumni lists, and military service materials. 8. Church materials, family history, and news clippings. 9. Trophies, postcards, and photographs. 10. Slides and photographs.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Found in the stacks, January 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found; University Archivist; January 2009.


Part of University Archives; college records (University Archives collecting policy February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Kayla Quinney; January 2009.

Register of T. Earl Pardoe papers
Kayla Quinney
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. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US