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Oral history interview with Howard Gonzales

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 9288

Scope and Contents

Contains a compact disc labeled "2015-05-04 Howard Gonzales" which contains an MP3 oral history of his life. The oral history documents his education at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, his time in the U.S. military in Germany, his time working for the American government in public finance, and his home and family life in Long beach, California. Dated 2015.


  • 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

Howard Gonzales was born in Long Beach, California, in 1928. His mother was descended from Dutch pioneers and his father was a Mexican immigrant. Howard attended Brigham Young University and graduated in June 1954 with a bachelor's degree in accounting with a minor in finance and banking. During college, Howard was a member of the ROTC and after his graduation was sent to Germany as a member of the United States military. After finishing his military service, Howard spent over thirty-two years working for the U.S. Treasury. Howard married Norma Lizet Williams on May 13, 1960, in the Los Angeles temple, and together they adopted four children. During his later years, Howard authored an autobiography of his life.


1 computer optical disc ; 5 in.

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Found by John Murphy, 2019.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found; John Murphy; 2019.


Utah and the American West (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, II B VI).

Existence and Location of Copies

Digitized copy of disc in folder 1.

Processing Information

Processed; Grace Bithell, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2019.

Register of Oral history interview with Howard Gonzales
In Progress
Grace Bithell
2019 August 15
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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