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Harold G. Connell papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7010

Scope and Contents

Collection contains photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, memorabilia, medical records, music, research notes, and family histories. The materials document Connell's personal and professional lives, including his service as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Palestine, Syria, Mission. Materials date from 1947 to 1967.


  • 1947-1993


Conditions Governing Access

Privacy restricted until 2029. Permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical History

Harold G. Connell (1925-2005) was a music instructor in the District of Columbia area.

Harold Gregory Connell was born December 5, 1925, in Putnam Valley, New York, to Thomas Connell and Ruth Edna Mae Lloyd Connell. During the Second World War, he served in the United States Army Air Corp. After the war, he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lebanon. Following the completion of his mission, he attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He graduated from BYU with a Bachelors degree in Music in 1954 and a Masters degree in Music in 1959.

In 1955, Harold Connell married Norma Kathleen Tovey in Salt Lake City, Utah. He had a successful career teaching music in the District of Columbia and Maryland. He and his wife had seven children: Ruth Connell Costea, Mary Connell Curtis, Daniel Connell, John Connell, Hal Connell, Richard Connell, and Jim Connell. Harold Gregory Connell died September 21, 2005, in Great Falls, Montana. He was preceded in death by his wife, who died October 9, 2002.


10 cartons (10 linear ft.)

1 oversize box (1.33 linear ft.)

2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Retained in original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Richard O. and Cynthia W. Connell in 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Richard O. and Cynthia W. Connell; 2009.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007.)

Documents the personal and professional life of Harold G. Connell, a Mormon music professor.

Processing Information

Processed by GlendaLynn Ainsworth, Audrey Spainhower, and Elizabeth Ballif, student processors, and John M. Murphy, curator.

Register of Harold G. Connell papers
John M. Murphy, curator
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