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LeRoy F. Harlow autobiography

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 2091

Scope and Contents

Extensive account of LeRoy F. Harlow's early life in the Snoqualmie Valley, Washington and San Francisco, California. Also details his experiences in the United States Army; attendance at Iowa State College, 1934-38; working in numerous places for city and community governments; work as a management and finance consultant; work on the faculty of Brigham Young University in organizational management, 1967-1978; writing; and other activities during his retirement. Includes extensive information about his family. Also includes copies of correspondence, news clippings, and photographs.


  • 1983-1995


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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

Biographical History

LeRoy F. Harlow (1913-1995) was a professor and consultant in Utah.

LeRoy Francis Harlow was born on October 20, 1913 in Seattle, Washington to Milton N. and Ruby Robinson Harlow. He attended Iwao State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering in 1938. On June 28, 1939 he married Agda Sophie Gronbech in Jewell, Iowa. He returned to school, earning a master's degree in public administration in 1943 from the University of Minnesota.

Harlow was a management and finance consultant, working for Booz, Allen and Hamilton Inc. management consultants as well as private consulting. He also worked as a city manager in five cities, and participated as director of various government and tax studies. In 1967 he joined the faculty of Brigham Young University in a dual appointment, teaching in Department of Political Science and serving as a management consultant to the university administration. He later moved to the Marriott School of Management where he retired as professor emeritus of organization and management. Harlow died on May 4, 1995 in Provo, Utah.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Custodial History

LeRoy F. Harlow, 1996.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; LeRoy F. Harlow family; 1996.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Register of LeRoy F. Harlow autobiography
Garrett Schroath
2011 March 15
Description rules
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 Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States