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Harold S. Madsen professional papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7572

Scope and Contents

Contains eight cartons of professional papers regarding his time as a Professor of both English and Linguistics at Brigham Young University. Includes syllabi, papers, handbooks and various other materials dating 1960-1988.


  • 1960-1988


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 Harold S. Madsen professional papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Harold S. Madsen was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 23, 1926. He was a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a mission for the Church in the Texas/Louisiana area. Madsen also served in bishoprics and on the High Council as well as various other Church teaching callings. Harold S. Madsen attended the University of Utah, where he studied English, gaining both his bachelor's and master's at this institution. Following this, he attended the University of Colorado, where he obtained his doctorate of English. On September 12, 1952 he married Mona Darton in the Salt Lake City Temple. Harold S. Madsen taught at Brigham Young University for thirty-three years, first in the English department and later on within the Linguistics department. Madsen was publicly recognized for many of his achievements. He received the Intermountain in TESOL distinguished service award, the ASBYU blue key Professor of the month award, the BYU Karl G. Maeser research and creative arts award, the 2003 BYU Emeriti association special recognition award and various others. Harold and his wife Mona continued to serve LDS missions together within their married life, flying to Capetown, South Africa; Hanoi, Vietnam; and Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Harold S. Madsen passed away on July 10, 2006 from the effects of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.


8 cartons (8 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The collection has been kept in its original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Harold S. Madsen in 1989.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Harold S. Madsen; 1989.


This collection provides insight into the life of a professor at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Collected in LDS scholarship and historiography (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection developement policy 5.III August 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Kiren Dulai, student processor, and John Muprhy, curator; 2010.

Register of Harold S. Madsen professional papers
Kiren Dulai
2010 April 30
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