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Walter Cryer collection on physical education and sports

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3331

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs and negatives of sporting events and athletes at Brigham Young University. Includes images from track and field events and tumbling. Images appear to date from the 1920s to 1960s. Materials were collected by Cryer between approximately 1964 to 1973.


  • 1920s-1960s
  • Other: approximately 1964-1973


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Walter Cryer collection on physical education and sports must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Walter Cryer (born 1929) was the swimming coach at Brigham Young University from 1964 to 1973.

Walter Cryer was born April 10, 1929 in Illinois. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Illinois in 1952 and 1959. He received his Ed.D. from Brigham Young University in 1975. Cryer served as coach of the Brigham Young University swim team from 1964 to 1973. He was married to Patricia Anne Cryer and had eight children.


1 half box (0.25 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged topically.

Custodial History

Found in the stacks and transferred to the University Archives in December 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found; LTPSC stacks; December 2013.


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

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; December 2013.

Register of Walter Cryer collection on physical education and sports
J. Gordon Daines III
18 December 2013
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 Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States