Oral history interview with Peter Crawley
Scope and Contents
This collection contains transcripts and audiocassette tapes that contain an oral history of book collecting in general and specifically at Brigham Young University. The interviews were conducted by Brad Westwood with Peter Crawley. They also include a discussion on Peter Crawley's personal experience collecting books. The interviews took place on February 7 and May 2, 2008.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Oral history with Peter Crawley must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Peter Crawley is the author of A Descriptive Bibliography of the Mormon Church.
Peter Crawley was born on January 29, 1936 in Los Angeles County, California. He received a BS and PhD in mathematics from Caltech and taught at the University of Washington, University of Minnesota, University of California, Berkeley, and Caltech, before coming to Brigham Young University in 1971. He has been a serious collector of Mormon Americana for forty-five years and is the author of A Descriptive Bibliography of the Mormon Church.
3 folders (0.20 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Transcripts and audiocassette tapes containing an oral history acquired during two interviews conducted by Brad Westwood on February 7 and May 2, 2008 with Peter Crawley.
Interviews conducted by Brad Westwood with Peter Crawley during 2008.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Peter Crawley; 2008.
20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Americana because it describes how the collecting of Mormon antiquities has evolved over time and what Mormon books and manuscripts are of great value.
Proccessed; Whitney Parry; 2009.
- Register of Oral history interview with Peter Crawley
- Whitney Parry, student assistant
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.