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David A. Squires papers

Identifier: MSS 9643

Scope and Contents

Papers of David A. Squires, including poetry he authored, as well as a manuscript titled "Ventures: Teaching Beyond the Obvious." Also contains memorandums and certificates related to David's teaching career, and photographs of his ancestors. Materials dated approximately 1870-2016.


  • approximately 1870-1910
  • approximately 1970-2016


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Access

Photographs in Series 2 are condition restricted. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice. All other materials are 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

David A. Squires graduated from Brigham Young University's College of Education as a history education major in 1958. After serving in the Air Force, David taught Utah history classes at Lincoln Junior High School in Orem, Utah, during which time he conducted an oral history project with his students from 1967 to 1972. He later taught for the David O. McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University. As of 2018, David was retired and and he and his wife Lois were residents of Orem, Utah.


1 half box (0.25 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.02 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in two series. 1. David A. Squires papers, approximately 1975-2016. 2. David A. Squires family photographs, approximately 1870-1910.

Custodial History

Donated by David A. Squires in April 2023.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; David A. Squires; April 2023.


Utah history (Mormon and Western American Manuscripts Collection Development Policy V.B.5.b, 2020)

Processing Information

Processed; Karen Glenn; November 2023.

David A. Squires papers
In Progress
Karen Glenn
2023 November 27
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