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Roscoe A. Grover collection

 Collection — oversize: 1
Identifier: MSS 3706

Scope and Contents

Collection includes photographs of Roscoe A. Grover, David O. McKay, Spencer W. Kimball, and Marion G. Romney. Also in the collection are two scrapbooks containing photos, newspaper articles, and other miscellaneous artifacts documenting Roscoe Grover and his KSL-TV show "Uncle Roscoe's Playtime Party." There are also photographs of Grover's son, Paul Grover.


  • 1932-1975


Conditions Governing Access

Open to public access; 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 Roscoe A. Grover collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical history

Roscoe Grover (1901-1984), an older Salt Lake City artist, was a friend of John Held Jr. and Mahonri Young. Like Held, Grover was a media personality, especially on television, and became known as "Uncle Roscoe" to area children on his own show. A cartoonist and portraitist, the artist also taught at the Pioneer Craft House.


1 oversize box (1.0 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

These items were transferred from Manuscript Collection A76-137 to Photo Archives in 1995.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer; Roscoe A. Grover; 1995.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

These materials are part of the Photograph Archives.

Related Materials

See also MSS 1809 and MSS 1722.

Register of Roscoe A. Grover collection
Lucy Brimhall
2013 May 14
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