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G. Donald Gale collection of KSL editorials

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8013

Scope and Contents

Contains copies on DVD of the televised KSL editorials that Gale wrote on current events in Utah. Topics include local celebrations (parades, fairs, etc.), police news (crime, administration of police officers generally), news from area colleges (such as Brigham Young University and Utah State), and other relevant news from the area. DVDs are grouped by year. Also contains a book written by G. Donald Gale titled "KSL Editorials 1978-1997: A Personal History." The book describes the history of the KSL network and Gale's work there over the years. Additionally, it lists all editorials by name in alphabetical order which functions as a catalogue to the content on the DVDs.


  • 1978-2009


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 the G. Donald Gale collection of KSL editorials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

G. Donald Gale (born 1933) worked for over twenty years writing KSL editorials and working for other corporations as a writer. He lives in Utah.

Glen Donald Gale was born in 1933 to Mr. and Mrs. Glen F. Gale. He grew up in Salt Lake City. He dropped out of high school, but eventaully received his high school diploma in 1984 from Salt Lake Community High and went on to earn his Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Utah. In 1998, Southern Utah University awarded him an honorary Doctor of Humanities. Gale served as Vice President for News and Public Affairs at Bonneville International Corporation. For twenty-two years, he wrote, produced, and broadcasted six thousand daily editorial comments for KSL. His editorials earned state, regional, and national honors. He also served on the faculties of the University of Utah and Weber State University. He is the author of a book published recently by the University of Utah Press entitled Bags to Riches. Which is about I. J. "Izzi" Wagner, a Utah businessman, civic leader, and philanthropist.

Gale serves on at least a dozen volunteer boards--from the Utah Shakespearean Festival to the Utah Kidney Foundation. He enjoyed serving as President of the University of Utah Alumni Association. He is former chair of the University of Utah National Advisory Council and currently the President of Words, Words, Words, Inc. He married Doris Jean Chipman on June 24, 1954. They have three children and live in Utah.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Files left in their original order (chronological).

Custodial History

Donated by G. Donald Gale in 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; G. Donald Gale; 2012.


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

G. Donald Gale grew up in Utah and worked for KSL, a Utah news corporation. The editorials discuss current events in Utah.

Processing Information

Processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.

Register of the G. Donald Gale collection of KSL editorials
Kelsey Samuelsen
29 March 2012
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