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Chauncy D. Harris interview, Chicago, Illinois

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2945

Scope and Contents

Comments on his early life and on the influence of his father, Franklin S. Harris, president of Brigham Young University (BYU). Also comments on attendance at the following institutions of higher learning: BYU, 1930-1934; University of Chicago, 1933, 1934, and 1937-1939; Oxford University, 1934-1936; London School of Economics, 1936-1937; and Kent State University, 1937. Includes comments on his early interest in geography, some of his teachers at BYU and the University of Chicago, and his receipt of a Rhodes Scholarship in 1934. Interview recorded by Christopher Kimball as part of a University of Chicago Oral History Project. Includes a table of contents.


  • 1986
  • 1986


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 Chauncy D. Harris inverview, Chicago, Illinois must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Chauncy Harris's niece, Janet Jenson, gave this item to Scott Duvall, chairman of the Department of Special Collections and Manuscripts in the Lee Library at BYU, in about January 1998. Scott gave it to Brian Reeves, University Archivist, on 7 August 1998. It appears that this interview was part of a larger oral history; it is identified as "No. 1" in the table of contents.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Janet Jenson; 1998.


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


35 leaves.


Title from folder.

Register of Chauncy D. Harris interview, Chicago, Illinois
Elisa Visick
2010 December 15
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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

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Brigham Young University
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