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Margaret Summerhays papers on education, undated

Identifier: MSS 1415 Series 4

Scope and Contents

The section on her education and career primarily consists of teaching and class notes and related materials and correspondence pertaining to home study courses, as well as a partial list of her former students. Where clearly identifiable as such the materials were arranged under the series of materials on education and the series consisting of items related to her teaching career. Because of the fragmentary nature of many of the notes, it was often difficult to tell whether they were teaching or student class notes. Most of the materials in the education section document her early student years, but she took courses throughout her life some material from her later years is also present.


  • Other: undated

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Margaret Summerhays papers 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:

Margaret Summerhays (1884-1983) was a LDS musician and music educator active in Utah during the 20th century.

Margaret Summerhays was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on January 12, 1884 to Joseph William Summerhays and Mary Melissa Parker. At an early age she showed a talent for singing and spent most of her life studying, teaching, and performing music. She graduated as a soloist from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston in 1916 and obtained a B.A. in music from Brigham Young University in 1936. During the course of her career she taught singing privately, and at the McCune School of Music, Brigham Young University, Frederick Haywood's School in New York, and the L.D.S. School of Music under Cecil Gates. She performed extensively throughout Utah and Idaho and directed many church choral groups. She also served from 1921 to 1922 on the General board of the Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Association and the General Church Music Committee of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). She died October 4, 1983.


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Other Finding Aids note

While this finding aid provides only a series level description, a more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

An index of the names from discarded Christmas cards is available on the finding aid in print.

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File-level inventory available online.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States