Brent Michael Holmes journals and autobiography

Brent Michael Holmes journals and autobiography

Dates: 1978-2015

Contains journals and autobiography of Brent Michael Holmes. He details the chronology of his life, with mention of his academic, career, and extracurricular achievements. He especially discusses relationships with various friends and family members, particularly his wife and children. His journals focus on his day-to-day routine with an emphasis on work, family, and church involvement. The texts address matters of family, social, cultural, and religious importance. Dated 1978-2015.

  • Extent: 6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Holmes, Brent Michael
  • Call Number: MSS 6028
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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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 the Brent Michael Holmes journals and autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Autobiography housed in Box 3.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6028; Brent Michael Holmes journals and autobiography; 20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6028; LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Brent Michael Holmes in 2018.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Brent Michael Holmes; 2018.
Subject Terms
Social Life and Customs; Home and Family; Autobiography; Mormons--Diaries; Holmes, Brent Michael--Diaries
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2012. Addendum processed; Megan Courchaine, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2018.
Appraisal Information
Utah and Western American cultural, family, social, intellectual, and religious history (20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy V.b.v.5, January 2016).
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Finding Aid Title
Holmes (Brent Michael) journals and autobiography
Finding Aid Author
Kelsey Samuelsen
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-10-06 12:30:32 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Brent Michael Holmes (1935- ) was a teacher, soldier, and mailman.

Brent Michael Holmes was born January 14, 1935 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to parents Harold Harper Holmes and Audrey Muriel Berger Holmes. He grew up in the small town of Victor, Idaho and began attending Idaho State College in Pocatello in 1953. Between 1955 and 1958, he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Swiss-Austrian mission. Upon returning, he continued at Idaho State College where he graduated with a degree in German in 1960. Holmes married Pauline Nash, whom he met at school, on June 17, 1960 in Logan, Utah. They had two children, Curtis and Michelle. Holmes earned a master's degree in German and English from Brigham Young University in 1966. He worked as a teacher throughout his graduate studies and until his Army reserve unit was activated in 1968, after which he fought in the Vietnam and Korean wars. He earned a bronze star medal in 1969 and became a chaplain in the US army. Throughout his life, Holmes enjoyed musical pursuits and church service, and he served in many different church leadership positions. After several tours at various domestic and international locations, he moved his family back to Pocatello, Idaho, where he worked for the United States Postal Service as a shuttle driver and letter processor. Holmes and his wife currently reside in Pocatello, Idaho.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts