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Orem Heritage Museum video interviews of long-time Orem residents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2251

Scope and Contents

Interviews discuss historical events of Orem and the lives of noted Orem residents during the 20th century. Topics include farming and fruit growing, World War II (reminiscences of serving in the military), industrial and commercial development, railroads (inter-urban line), Orem's World War II prisoner of war camp and host of other local history topics. The interviews also address the development and history of the United States Steel Corporation Geneva Works (formerly Columbia-Geneva Division, U.S. Steel), Sharon's (Stake) Community Educational and Recreational Association (SCERA) and the Geneva Resort on Utah Lake. Hollis Scott, Leo Perry (reporter for the Deseret News) and Vance Calder conducted most of the interviews, all residents of Orem.


  • 1983-1999


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responisbility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Orem Heritage Museum video interviews of long-time Orem residents must be obtained from the Permissions & Licensing Office of the University and the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

As of 2001, the Orem Heritage Museum is located in the SCERA (Sharon's Community Educational and Recreational Association) theater complex.


4 boxes (2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The interview tapes are arranged chronologically; if two tapes of the same date exist, they are arranged according to the last name of the first person on the tape. Undated tapes are placed at the end of the collection.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections by the board of trustees of the Orem Heritage Museum. The interviews were made under the direction of the museum.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Board of Trustees, Orem Heritage Museum.


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


Contains: Philo T. Edwards and Legrand Jarman, June 1983 -- Ivan Farnsworth, Julian Hansen and, William Orem, discussing Orem line of S.L. and V.R.R., 1983 -- Lawrence Maycock and, Lorna Maycock, February 1984 -- Orem historical events : Scera Shell opening concert (June 15), Summerfest Parade (June 16), and, unveiling of Walter Orem painting (June 15), June 1984 -- Scera Shell dedication, July 1984 -- Miss America reception, October 27, 1984 -- Tom Cordner, August 1984 -- Avril O. Stone and Nina Vance Stratton, September 21, 1984 -- Robert M. Dowdle, September 28, 1984 -- Roy Gappmayer, October 5, 1984 -- John and Allan Skinner, October 8, 1984 -- Bernice Cox and Ernest Dewoody, October 12, 1984 -- Melba Calder, October 18, 1984 -- Edgar and Nina Booth, October 19, 1984 -- Arthur V. Watkins Jr. (tape 1 of 3), November 1, 1984 -- Lillian and Fenton Prince, November 2, 1984 -- Ephraim Twitchell, November 9, 1984 -- Arthur V. Watkins Jr. (tape 2 of 3), November 12, 1984 -- Lyle McDonald, November 13, 1984 -- Arthur V. Watkins Jr. (tape 3 of 3), November 21, 1984 -- Dover M. and Alice Hunt, November 30, 1984 -- Parlell G. Peterson, April 8, 1986 -- Untitled, July 3, 1986 -- G. Milton Jamison and Harold (Jack) Sumner, August 5, 1986 -- Evan Baugh and Winston Crawford, January 20, 1987 -- Reed Burgener and Elvis B. Terry, September 23, 1987 -- Antone (Tony) Rohbock and Claire York, February 30, 1988 -- Roy Bush, Harley Gillman, Max De St Jeor (?) and, Ralph Steel, March 23, 1999 -- Hollis Scott and Phil Shumway, April 7, 1999 -- Bernie Cox, John Nicol, Ruby Nicol, Max Pederson, Keith Renstrom, YeVon Romney, Mary Sorenson, Arthur Watkins and, Murvel Walker, undated.

Processing Information

Processed; Brad Westwood; September 19, 2001.

Register of the Orem Heritage Museum video interviews on Orem, Utah history
Brad Westwood
2001 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.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Revision Statements

  • 2010 February 22: GilEADized to correct small errors. Updated to DACS and CCLA compliance by Anita Hawkins.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States