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Biography and family record of Cecil Grant Ash

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2930

Scope and Contents

Biography and family record of Cecil Grant Ash, 1990 where Ash recounts his experiences growing up in Lehi, Utah from the 1920s to the 1940s. He also discusses his POW experiences, including journal enteries and war poems written in the camps by U.S. soldiers


  • 1990


Conditions Governing Access

Open to public access.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Biography and family record of Cecil Grant Ash must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Cecil Grant Ash was born in 1922 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. During World War II, he served as a lead bombardier in the 740th Bombardment Squadron. He became a German POW when his plane was shot down in Vienna, Austria in May 1944. While at BYU, he married Zola Rae Law in Dec. of 1946 in the Salt Lake Temple and they had four children together. Ash died in 2007 in Provo, Utah.


1 folder (0.2 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collection in 1997.


LDS scholarship and historiography (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.III, 2007).

Related Materials

These items are part of the 20th Century and 21st Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.

Register of Biography and family record of Cecil Grant Ash
Lucy Brimhall
2013 February 22
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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