Mark W. Cannon papers

Mark W. Cannon papers

Dates: 1960-2006

The collection consists of material documenting Mark Cannon's career in political science, including his service as assistant to Chief Justice Warren Burger and his involvement in the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, as well as with the Institute of Public Administration and the Supreme Court in general. This includes political research and correspondence, addresses and articles (written by Cannon or others), accounts of political travels, Bicentennial committee and planning papers and memorabilia (posters, newspapers and clippings, calendars, etc.), as well as general professional files and folders on various political topics, etc. Dated 1960-2006.

  • Extent: 104 cartons (104 linear ft.). -- 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.). -- 2 media boxes (1 linear ft.). -- 2 oversize boxes (2 linear ft.). -- 1 oversize folder (0.3 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Cannon, Mark W.
  • Call Number: MSS 3936
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Restricted. Closed by request of donor (2025). Written permission to use materials should be received from the donor or designated successors, along with the Supervisor of Reference Services.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Mark W. Cannon papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 3936; Mark W. Cannon papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3936, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Mark Cannon in 1984, 1985, 1989, 1990, 2007, and 2016.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Mark Cannon; 1984, 1985, 1989, 1990, 2007, and 2016.
Related Material
See also Letters received, 1961 (MSS 957).
Subject Terms
Politics, Government, and Law; Civil Procedure and Courts; Political science--Research--United States; United States--Centennial celebrations, etc.; Cannon, Mark W.; Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution; United States. Supreme Court
Genre / Form
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Articles; Letters
Processing Information
Processed; Amanda Clark; 2008.
Appraisal Information
LDS scholarship (Collection development policy for 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Cannon (Mark W.) papers
Finding Aid Author
Amanda Clark and Karen Glenn, student processors, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-03-10 20:05:27 -0700.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Mark Wilcox Cannon (1928- ) was a Harvard graduate who served several political leadership positions.

Mark Wilcox Cannon was born in 1928. He earned his B.A. from the University of Utah in Political Science and Economics; an M.P.A. from Harvard in Public Administration; and his M.A. and Ph.D., also both from Harvard University, both in Political Science and Government.

Cannon has served as Administrative Assistant to Congressman Henry Aldous Dixon, 1956-1960; Legislative Assistant to Senator Wallace F. Bennett, 1961-1963; Chairman, BYU Political Science Department, 1961-1964; Director of the Venezuelan Urban Development Project, IPA, 1964-1965; Director of International Programs, IPA, 1965-1968. Most notably, Mark served as Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice Warren Berger of the Supreme Court, 1972; Executive Director, Judicial Fellows Program, 1973-77; Staff director, Bicentennial commission, 1987; owner and co-partner, Geneva Steel Mill, Provo, 1988. Mark Cannon is the author or co-author of 5 political books and 25 articles.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts