L. Weston Oaks papers

L. Weston Oaks papers

Dates: 1902-1965

Correspondence, notes, booklets, newspaper clippings, newsletters, photographs, drawings and publications relating to Oaks's family, religious activities, and professional life as a medical doctor. Included are files relating to his work with St. Christopher's Mission to the Navajo at Bluff, Utah, and his part in the creation of a new public health program for the American Indians. Correspondents include United States congressmen from Utah, Senator Arthur V. Watkins and Representative Henry Aldous Dixon; "Improvement Era" editors; and various family members.

  • Extent: 1 carton (1 linear ft.). -- 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Dixon, Henry Aldous, 1890-1967. -- Oaks, L. Weston (Lewis Weston), 1892. -- St. Christopher's Mission to the Navajo (Bluff, Utah). -- Watkins, Arthur V. (Arthur Vivian), 1886-1973
  • Call Number: MSS 1968
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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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 1968; L. Weston Oaks papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1968, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Papers donated by Oaks family through Janet Francis and Carol Oaks. Received in Special Collections and Manuscripts in October 1979 and November 1992.
Acquisition Information
Janet Francis and Carol Oaks, Gift, 1979 and 1992.
Other Finding Aids
Box-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS1968.xml
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Dixon, Henry Aldous, 1890-1967--Correspondence; Oaks, L. Weston (Lewis Weston), 1892---Archives; St. Christopher's Mission to the Navajo (Bluff, Utah); Watkins, Arthur V. (Arthur Vivian), 1886-1973--Correspondence; Bluff (Utah); Material Types; Mormons--Utah--History; Navajo Indians--History; Physicians--United States--History; Provo (Utah); Public health
Genre / Form
Drawings; Letters; Newsletters; Newspapers; Notes; Photographs; Postcards; Speeches, addresses, etc., American
Improvement era
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).
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Finding Aid Title
Oaks (L. Weston) papers
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Finding aid prepared by Jennier Kim
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Biographical/Historical note

Lewis Weston Oaks graduated from Brigham Young University in 1915, and received his M.D. degree in 1919 at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. He specialized in eye, ear, nose, and throat, from 1920 to 1969 in Provo, Utah. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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