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Miller Inspiration oral history interviews on Larry H. Miller

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8925

Scope and Contents

Collection contains 28 oral history interviews on DVD with friends, family members, and business associates of Larry H. Miller, interviewed by either Brett Hullinger, curriculum developer of Miller Inspiration, Jack Sanford, producer and creative manager of Miller Inspiration, or Bryan Miller, president of Miller Inspiration and son of Larry H. Miller. The interviews center on the interviewee's relationship with and memories of Larry H. Miller. Filmed and produced by Chris Garcia in the Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library Production Unit. Dated 2014 to 2015.


  • 2014-2015


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

Larry H. Miller was born as Lawrence Horne West in 1944 to to Mary Lorille Horne and Howard Hanley West. His parents divorced in 1946, and in June 1948 his mother married Frank Soren Miller. Larry was legally adopted by his stepfather in September 1949 and his last name was changed to Miller. Following his graduation from West High School, Miller was employed in construction by his uncle, William Reid Horne, until 1964, when he went to work for American Auto Parts. Softball and drag racing, two of his interests, helped launch careers in sports and automobiles. From 1963 to 1970, Miller raced cars, and from 1962 to 1985 he was an outstanding fast-pitch softball player, pitching in the Salt Lake City and Denver metro leagues. In 1976, he became a parts manager and later manager of the parts and service departments for a Utah auto dealer. In 1970, he moved to Denver to play softball and work as a parts manager for two Toyota dealerships. In 1978, he was promoted to operations manager over five Toyota stores. He later became the owner of NBA's Utah Jazz, the Salt Lake Bees, and owned 53 automotive dealerships throughout the western United States, as well as various other business. Miller married his high school sweetheart, Karen Gail Saxton, on March 25, 1965. They are the parents of five children. Miller passed away in 2009.


2 cartons (2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Compiled by Bryan Miller from 2014-2015. Transferred from the HBLL Production Unit in 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; HBLL Production Unit; 2016.


Utah and the American West (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, August 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Caitlyn Towne, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2017.

Register of Miller Inspiration oral history interviews on Larry H. Miller
In Progress
Caitlyn Towne
2017 February 21
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