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Harry A. Dean scrapbook

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7628

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a scrapbook assembled by Dean, containing materials from 1892 to 1986. Scrapbook includes correspondence, photographs, a biography, and other information relating to Harry A. Dean.


  • 1892-1986


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 Harry A. Dean scrapbook must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Harry A. Dean (1892-1987) was a professor of music in Utah.

Dean was born on September 17, 1892 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was an active member within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served two missions for the church, the first in 1914, and second in 1955. For both of his missions, he was sent to Samoa and became knowledgable of the language allowing him to translate the church's hymns into the Samoan language. Harry attended Brigham Young University where he studied Music, obtaining both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Following this, he taught at several different colleges including Snow College in Ephraim, Utah. He was also known for the many musical compositions which he wrote, many of which may be found in LDS hymn books. Harry married Gladys Cutler on July 28, 1921 and they had seven children together. Harry A. Dean died June 11, 1987 in Provo, Utah.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The collection has been maintained in its original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Harry A. Dean in 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Harry A. Dean; 1987.


This collection provides insight into 20th century life. Collected in Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007).

Processing Information

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

Register of Harry A. Dean scrapbook
Kiren Dulai
2010 July 8
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