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Dennis Rowley research materials

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6073

Scope and Contents note

Collection is composed of Dennis Rowley’s research materials which include correspondence of the creator, notes, photocopied sources, and outlines and drafts of writings. The bulk of the collection is research notes and photocopied sources.

Dates

  • 1973-1996

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Dennis Rowley research materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

(Edward) Dennis Rowley (1938-1996) was the Curator of Archives and Manuscripts at the Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library.

(Edward) Dennis Rowley was born 18 August 1938 in Hudson, Colorado to Edward Arthur and Mary Staples Rowley. On 18 April 1961 he married Consuelo Trujillo in Salt Lake City and they had 3 children. In 1965 Rowley received a B.A. in History from the University of Colorado, then in 1970 he earned an M.A. in Latin American History from Case Western Reserve University, then in 1984 he earned a Ph.D. in the History of American Literature from Brigham Young University. He served in the Colorado National Guard and the United States Army. Rowley served as Archives Assistant at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland Archivist, Curator of Maps and Manuscripts for the Wisconsin State Historical Society, and New Mexico State University Archivist and Executive Director of Rio Grande Historical Collections. In 1973 he became the Curator of Archives and Manuscripts at the Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library. He held this position until 1991, yet remained on the faculty until he passed away on 12 August 1996.

Extent

2 half boxes (0.5 linear ft.)

6 boxes (3 linear ft.)

6 cartons (6 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

Collection is composed of Dennis Rowley’s research materials which include correspondence of the creator, notes, photocopied sources, and outlines and drafts of writings. The bulk of the collection is research notes and photocopied sources.

Arrangement note

Boxes 1-4 are arranged alphabetically by subject, with five additional folders at the end: Foundation for Indian Development, Moral Majority, Heritage Foundation, Provo City: Council vs. Mayor Issue, Railroad Collection, Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. Boxes 5-9: Research on James E. Talmage. Box 10: Anna Hart biography project. Box 11: Society of American Archivists papers. Box 12: Brigham Young University files. Box 13: Edna Coray Dyer journal (photocopy). Box 14: Cecille B. DeMille research file (Western films).

Custodial History note

Donated by Consuela Rowley circa 1993.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Consuela Rowley; circa 1993.

Appraisal note

LDS scholarship and historiography (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.III, 2007).

Processing Information note

Processed; Meghan Mathews, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 7 February 2008.

Title
Register of Dennis Rowley research materials
Status
Completed
Author
Meghan Mathews, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Date
2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States