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Collection of McRay Magleby posters

Identifier: UA 5669

Scope and Contents

Contains posters created by McRay Magleby about events and deadlines for events at Brigham Young University, and elsewhere in the area. There are also posters pertaining to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dates range from 1979 to 1995.


  • 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

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.


7 oversize folders ( 2.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in three series: 1. Collection of McRay Magleby posters on BYU events, 1980-1993. 2. Collection of McRay Magleby posters on non-BYU events, 1989. 3. Collection of McRay Magleby posters on the BYU campus and deadlines, 1979-1995.

Custodial History

Transferred by Publications and Graphics in 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Publications and Graphics; 2012.


University records (University Archives Collectings Policy February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Sarah Markle; May 2014.

Register of Collection of McRay Magleby posters
Sarah Markle
2014 March 26
Description rules
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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