Harry A. Dean papers

Harry A. Dean papers

Dates: 1912-1979

28 volumes of handwritten diaries including typewritten summaries and typewritten copies of the diaries of Joseph H. Dean, Harry A. Dean's father. Scrapbooks, 298 items of correspondence, musical compositions, certificates, programs, autobiographies, and miscellaneous materials. The collection relate to Dean's teaching career and his interest in music including his translation of the Mormon hymnal into Samoan.

  • Extent: 9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Dean, Harry A. (Harry Arnold), 1892-1987
  • Call Number: MSS 1920
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1920; Papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1920, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Apostles--Autographs; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Hymns--History and criticism; Dean, Harry A. (Harry Arnold), 1892-1987; Dean, Joseph H. (Joseph Henry), 1855-1947; Material Types; Music teachers--Utah--History--Sources; Samoan language
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Diaries; Letters; Scrapbooks
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Dean (Harry A.) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-03-28T13:16-0600
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Biographical History

Mormon music instructor at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, form 1934 to 1958.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts