Lue Groesbeck Law papers

Lue Groesbeck Law papers

Dates: 1903-1978

Collection consists of Law's personal and professional files and papers documenting her career in education, particularly in music. It includes materials from her time as a professor at Brigham Young University (BYU), and from her time in elementary music education (including Primary materials), as well as personal materials. These include microfilm and audiocassette recordings of personal and student choral training, photographs, Church handbooks on Primary music education, assorted music books, solos, and choral arrangements, BYU course materials, personal and professional correspondence, assorted articles written and addresses given by Lue, newspaper clippings, material from her various professional associations, personal history and finances, travel guides and souvenirs, correspondence from, and military records of, her brothers Leslie and Mack, as well as a stamp collection, diaries and talk notes, supervision material, scrapbooks, slides and visual aids, and phonograph records.

  • Extent: 17 cartons (17 linear ft.). -- 1 oversize box (1 linear ft.). -- 2 media boxes (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Law, Lue Groesbeck, 1913-1978
  • Call Number: MSS 6138
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Lue Groesbeck Law paper must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
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Conditions of Use
Open for public research.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6138; Lue Groesbeck Law papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6138, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These items were donated to Special Collections in 1978.
Acquisition Information
Donation; 1978.
Related Material
These items are part of the 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.
Subject Terms
Law, Lue Groesbeck, 1913-1978--Archives; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Church music--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Instruction and study; Colleges and Universities; Education, Higher--Utah--Provo; Music; School music--Instruction and study
Genre / Form
Books; Letters; Microfilms; Photographs
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
Law (Lue Groesbeck) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-04-06T04:05-0600
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Biographical History

Lue Groesbeck Law (1913-1978) was a music educator in Utah.

Lue Stevenson Groesbeck Law was born July 24, 1913 to Hyrum and Lue Emma Stevenson Groesbeck of Ogden, Utah. She graduated from American Fork High School, 1932; received her B.S. in Music and Elementary Education from BYU, 1948; received her M.A. in Music Education from BYU in 1966; and other graduate studies were conducted at the University of Utah, Teacher's College of Columbia University, and Orange State College. After graduation, she taught in Provo City and Alpine schools, then served as supervisor of Millard, Emery, and Weber county school districts; state director of Elementary Education for the State of Utah; and professor of Music Education, Brigham Young University. She taught workshops and extension classes in elementary music education in Carbon County, San Juan, Millard County, Jordan, Davis County, Weber county, Ogden, Provo, Iron County, Alpine, and Uintah County; and was a lecturer on Music for Children in Utah, Arizona, Idaho, and Oregon. She was a member of the Music Educator's National Conference, the Utah (Music) Education Association(s), the National Education Association, the Association for Childhood Education, and the Music Committee for the State Department of Instruction. She published two articles: "Teachers! Don't Be Afraid to Sing!" (1963); and "Music Reading: What Shall We Feed Them?" (1962), both of which appeared in the Utah Music Educator. She also served as state president of ACEI (the Association for Childhood Education International), 1957-59. In 1973 she married Reuben Deem Law. She passed away on June 27, 1978 in Provo, Utah.

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