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Oakley S. Evans photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3845

Scope and Contents

Photograph album containing 286 photographs of Oakley Evans while he was attending Brigham Young University and participating in various student activities. Activities documented include football, tennis, basketball, Spring Festival, fall registration, pep rally, homecoming, boxing, skiing, dances, marching band, and swimming. There are also several photographs of buildings on campus, including the Maeser Memorial Building, the Heber J. Grant Library, and the Timpanogos Bowl. People identified in the pictures include Floyd Miller, Kyle Clark, Ellis Graham, Joe Swenson, Oakley Evans, Leona Romney, Bob Olson, Claude Snow, Harold Bateman, Rudger Jones, and others. Also contains photocopies of the original photograph album pages. Dated 1931 to 1936.


  • 1931-1936


Conditions Governing Access

Open to public access. Original item 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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

Oakley S. Evans (1913-1995) was a Mormon businessman in Utah.

Oakley Spencer Evans was born May 14, 1913 in Springville, Utah to Shirl Osborne Evans and Blanche Oakley Evans. He married Mabel Wilson on September 13, 1935 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.A. in business administration in 1935, and went on to work for the J.C. Penney Company for 37 years. He retired in 1972 as the Vice President and Director of Corporate Development. After retiring, Evans served as the president of ZCMI for ten years, as well as the president of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir from 1975 to 1984. Evans passed away March 21, 1995, in Salt Lake City, Utah.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Mabel Wilson Evans in 1994.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; Mabel Wilson Evans; 1994.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Lucy Brimhall; 2013.

Processing Information

Processed; Karen Glenn, 2021; Added photocopies in folder 2.

Register of Oakley S. Evans photographs
Lucy Brimhall
2013 April 5
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.

Revision Statements

  • 2021 March 5: Added photocopies in folder 2; Karen Glenn.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States