Roscoe A. Grover collection

Roscoe A. Grover collection

Dates: 1932-1975

Collection includes photographs of Roscoe A. Grover, David O. McKay, Spencer W. Kimball, and Marion G. Romney. Also in the collection are two scrapbooks containing photos, newspaper articles, and other miscellaneous artifacts documenting Roscoe Grover and his KSL-TV show "Uncle Roscoe's Playtime Party." There are also photographs of Grover's son, Paul Grover.

  • Extent: 1 oversize box (1.0 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Grover, Roscoe A. (Roscoe Abner), 1901-1984
  • Call Number: MSS 3706
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Photograph Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open to public access; Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Roscoe A. Grover collection 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 3706; Roscoe A. Grover collection; Photograph Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3706, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These items were transferred from Manuscript Collection A76-137 to Photo Archives in 1995.
Acquisition Information
Transfer; Roscoe A. Grover; 1995.
Related Material
See also MSS 1809 and MSS 1722.
Subject Terms
Grover, Roscoe A. (Roscoe Abner), 1901-1984; Kimball, Spencer W., 1895-1985; McKay, David O. (David Oman), 1873-1970; Romney, Marion G., 1897-1988; Artists--United States--History; Radio broadcasters--United States--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Photographs; Scrapbooks
Appraisal Information
Photographs (Photograph Archives).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Grover (Roscoe A.) collection
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Lucy Brimhall
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-10-20T04:28-0600
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Biographical history

Roscoe Grover (1901-1984), an older Salt Lake City artist, was a friend of John Held Jr. and Mahonri Young. Like Held, Grover was a media personality, especially on television, and became known as "Uncle Roscoe" to area children on his own show. A cartoonist and portraitist, the artist also taught at the Pioneer Craft House.

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