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Preston Westmoreland interview with David J. Whittaker

 Item — cassette: 1
Identifier: MSS 7547

Scope and Contents

Audiocassette recording of a 1985 interview Whittaker gave with KTAR-AM on the Preston Westmoreland Show.


  • 1985


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 Preston Westmoreland interview with David J. Whittaker must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The KTAR radio station was originally established in Phoenix, Arizona in 1922 as KFAD, and was gained its current name in 1930. The station currently provides sports programming from ESPN to the Phoenix area. Since 2004 the station has been owned by Bonneville International Corporation.

Biographical History

Preston Westmoreland (1947- ) is a radio talk show host in Arizona.

Preston Westmoreland is a former Marine trained in survival and an avid outdoorsman and pilot. He spent 36 years as a radio talk show host in Phoenix and won "The Marconi" Award for Best Large market radio personality in the United States. He interviewed over 27,000 news-makers and celebrities and was twice-nominated to the Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago.

Biographical History

David J. Whittaker (1945- ) was a Mormon historian and bibliographer in Utah.

David J. Whittaker was born in 1945. He is a Mormon historian and bibliographer. He has authored or co-authored seven books and about fifty scholarly articles. Whittaker was the currator of Western and Mormon history manuscripts for the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Library of the Harold B. Lee Library. He was also a professor of history at Brigham Young University (BYU). He also worked with the Joseph Smith Papers Project.


1 sound cassette (0.05 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Donated in 1989.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 1989.


This collection provides insight into the life of a Mormon historian. Collected in 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).

Processing Information

Processed; Mary Downs, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2010.

Register of Preston Westmoreland interview with David J. Whittaker
Mary Downs
2010 March 26
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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