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Oral history interview with Hollis Scott

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 16

Scope and Contents

Interview by Reed Hansen with Hollis Scott, discussing the function and purpose of the Brigham Young University Archives. Includes transcripts and sound recordings.

Dates

  • 1968

Creator

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 Oral history interview with Hollis Scott must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Hollis Scott (1919-2005) was a journalist and archivist in Utah.

Hollis J. Scott was born on October 10, 1919 in Burley, Idaho, to Leo Vernal Scott and Ivy Eliza Hull. He attended Brigham Young University for one year and then, during World War II, Scott enlisted in the United States Air Force. He was stationed at Fort Logan, Colorado, for three years where he served as Post Librarian before being transferred to Florida for another year. After his service in the military, he returned to BYU where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Scott met his wife, Cynthia Ruth Atkin, while working in Tooele, Utah at the Tooele Transcript Bulletin. They were married November 18, 1949, in the Salt Lake Temple. Later, Scott worked at the Orem Geneva Times as advertising manager and editor, after which he was employed at Brigham Young University in the library, later holding the title of University Archivist. He worked as University Archivist from 1963-1985. He was a member of the Orem Boosters Club and served as its president for two years. Scott also served on the Orem Heritage Museum board as historian for many years. He died in Provo, Utah on December 15, 2005.

Extent

2 folders (0.1 linear ft.)

Language

English

Appraisal

University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

General

Recorded in Provo, Utah.

General

Recorded for broadcast on KBYU-FM with Reed Hansen as program director.

Creator

Title
Register of Oral history interview with Hollis Scott
Status
Completed
Author
Jennifer Kim
Date
2011 August 22
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US