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Collection of McRay Magleby posters on the campus and deadlines, 1979-1995

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5669 Series 3

Scope and Contents

Contains posters related to Brigham Young University's campus and dates and deadlines associated with the semesters and terms. Also contains posters that encourage students to attend spring and summer terms and prepare for graduation. Dates range from 1979 to 1993.


  • 1979-1995


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 Collection of McRay Magleby posters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

McRay Magleby (1942- ) was a graphic arts professor for the University of Utah from 1897 until 2008.

McRay Magleby, Jr. graduated from Brigham Young University in 1969 with a BA in Art. He then served as creative designer of BYU Publications & Graphics (now called BYU Graphics) until 1996. In 1987 BYU awarded him with the Honorary Alumni Award.

Along with teaching at both the University of Utah and BYU, Magleby was commissioned for several historic events. He created the first Cultural Olympiad poster for the 2002 Olympics and he also designed a carving for the Governor's Mansion for the 100th anniversary of Utah. He also designed the Wave of Peace poster, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the bombing on Hiroshima.

In 2008 McRay (Mac) retired from his professorship at the U of U. Since 1987 Magleby has been teaching students how to be creative. He told them, "Being creative is risky; however, where the risks are great, the rewards are greater."

In April and May 2012 Magleby's art was featured in the Covey Center for the Arts exhibit Seasons in the Rockies: Landscapes by McRay Magleby.


170 posters

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