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Office of the President scrapbooks

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2215

Scope and Contents

Looseleaf binders containing newspaper articles, magazine articles, and photographs (some photocopied), reflecting his presidency at Brigham Young University. Compiled by Oaks's secretary, Janet Calder.


  • 1971-1980


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 70 years from the end date of the administration, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Office of the President scrapbooks must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Dallin H. Oaks (1932- ) a native of Provo, Utah, served as president of Brigham Young University, a Utah Supreme Court justice, and apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Dallin H. Oaks was born on August 12, 1932 in Provo, Utah. Dallin H. Oaks was married on June 24, 1952 to June Dixon. They had six children. June passed away in July 1998 of cancer. Oaks remarried on August 25, 2000 to Kristen Meredith McMain. Oaks graduated from Brigham Young University in 1954 with a degree in accounting. He went on to graduate from the University of Chicago Law School in 1957. He practiced law and taught law in Chicago, including working on the University of Chicago Law faculty in 1961.

He was nominated president of Brigham Young University and served from 1971 to 1980. Following his presidency he served as a justice of the Utah Supreme Court from 1980 until 1984. Upon his resignation from the Utah Supreme Court Oaks began service as an apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


8 volumes ; 30 cm

2 microfilm reels (0.3 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Dallin Oaks wrote of this collection: "During the period of my service as BYU President, August 1971-July 1980, my secretary ... kept a scrapbook of the varous publications about me and my family in newspapers, magazines, etc. It also included a few miscellaneous photographs taken for publicity purposes and used or not used." Elder Oaks had the scrapbooks delivered to the Lee Library at BYU on March 21, 2000. Before the donation some original photographic prints were removed from the volumes and replaced with photocopies.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Dallin H. Oaks, Salt Lake City, Utah, gift, 2000.


University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).


Volumes span the following dates: (1) 1971-1973. (3) 1974. (3) 1975. (4) 1976. (5) 1977. (6) 1978. (7) 1979. (8) 1980.

Register of Office of the President scrapbooks
Jennifer Kim
2011 September 19
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