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Collection of McRay Magleby posters on university events, 1980-1993

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5669 Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains posters related to events on Brigham Young University campus or sponsored by university departments and associations. Dates range from 1980 to 1993.


  • 1980-1993


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.


26 posters

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US