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Boyd McAffee papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7962

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a book by Boy McAffee with all his journal entries from his mission to Iran with Brigham Young University and the United States Technical Cooperation Administration. He was there with his family for over two years as he participated in the government's Point Four Program. The journal entires outline his travels from Utah to Iran where he was instrumental in establishing schools and training teachers and administrators in cities and villages among nomad tribes.


  • 1953-1955


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 Boyd McAffee papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Boyd H. McAffee (1917-1997) was a teacher and lawmaker.

Boyd H. McAffee was born on June 16, 1917 in Lehi, Utah to parents Ephraim Harman and Evelyn Bushman McAffee. Shortly after, his family moved to Provo, Utah where he was raised. He gratuated from Provo High School and went on to attend Brigham Young University where he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in education.

He married Louise Schow on June 4, 1940 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Together they had five children. He worked as a teacher or principal for many years before he and his family moved to Iran in 1953. There he participated in the government's Point Four Program. He worked to establish schools and train teachers and administrators. He worked there until 1955.

He continued to work in eduation locally and served as director of elementary education for Provo city. He also served one year on the faculty of the College of Education at Brigham Young University. He retired in 1979.

In 1964, he was elected to the Utah house of Representatives and served one term as a Provo representative.

He passed away on December 30, 1997 in Orem, Utah. He is buried in Lehi, Utah.


1 folder (0.2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Source of acquision is unknown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition



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

Processing Information

Processed; Catie Freedman, student manuscript processor, John M. Murphy, curator; 2015.

Register of Boyd McAffee papers
Catie Freedman
2015 January 20
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