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David L. Evans interview

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3185

Scope and Contents

Transcript of an interview given by Dr. David L. Evans to Paul R. Murphy on November 25, 1982. This history concerns the experiences of Dr. Evans during his involvement as a United States soldier in World War II. Dr. Evans was a U.S. Army Forward Observer in the 94th Infantry Division in the European Theater of Operations from August 1944 to January 1946. In this capacity he experienced much close combat. The interview was structured basically toward bringing out how Dr. Evans became involved in World War II, the nature and experience of combat, his feelings now toward his war experiences, and how these reflect on his view of the contemporary scene. Dr. Evans is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and some of the questions were formulated to expand on the experiences of being a Mormon at war.


  • 1982 November 25


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 David L. Evans interview must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Evans received his B.A. in English at Idaho State University in 1948, his M.A. there in 1953, and his Ph.D. at the University of Utah in 1968. In 1982 he was a member of the faculty at Brigham Young University.


1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

These materials were donated to Special Collections by Ray Hillam in 1999.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Ray Hillam; 1999.


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

Register of David L. Evans interview
Rose Frank
23 February 2011
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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