• Home
  • MSS 6243
  • Richard O. Cowan collection of material relating to seminaries and institutes

Richard O. Cowan collection of material relating to seminaries and institutes

Richard O. Cowan collection of material relating to seminaries and institutes

Dates: 1970-1973

The Richard O. Cowan collection of material relating to seminaries and institutes contains the LDS church seminaries and institutes annual report from 1972-1973 which contains maps of different states and countries and the number of students enrolled in institutes and seminaries. It also contains a booklet entitled Family Home Evenings 1970-1971, which contains information regarding the Family Home Evening program. Also included is a document entitled the LDS: Student Association which contains reports and guidelines. The last document is a folder with information relating to the Priesthood/hometeacher. Most of the documents have information that is written in braille.

  • Extent: 2 folders (0.15 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Cowan, Richard O., 1934
  • Call Number: MSS 6243
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Richard O. Cowan collection of material relating to seminaries and institutes 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 6243; Richard O. Cowan collection of material relating to seminaries and institutes; 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6243, LTPSC.
Custodial History
donated by Richard O. Cowan in 1991.
Acquisition Information
donated; Richard O. Cowan; 1991.
Subject Terms
Church Educational System (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Mormon seminaries; Seminaries and Institutes
Processing Information
Processed; Katie Connors; 2008.
Appraisal Information
20th Century Western and Mormon Americana because it contains program information and statistics regarding Mormon seminary and institute programs throughout the world.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS6243
Finding Aid Title
Cowan (Richard O.) collection of material relating to seminaries and institutes
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Katie Connors, student processor; John Murphy, curator; 2008
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-03-10T13:42-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Richard O. Cowan (1934-) was a Stanford graduate who is a member of the BYU Religious Education faculty.

Richard O. Cowan was born in January 1934 and is originally from Los Angeles, California. He received a doctorate in History at Stanford University in 1961 and has been a member of the BYU Religious Education faculty since that time. He is the author of nine books and numerous articles. He was the chair of a committee preparing Gospel Doctrine lessons for the Church from 1981-1993. He served as Church History department chair from 1994-1997 and taught at the BYU Jerusalem Center Fall 1989 and at the BYU Hawaii campus during Spring 2007. He was the BYU Professor of the Year, 1964-1965; and received the Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Teaching Award, 1969. He also received the annual Phi Kappa Phi in 2003 and was chosen to give a devotional assembly address 3 April 2007. He and his wife, Dawn, have six children and 22 grandchildren.



comments powered by Disqus

Site Navigation

Search this Collection

Collection Arrangement

Yellow highlight indicates current location in collection description

Print View

Help with this Collection

Ask us a Question

John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
john_m_murphy@byu.edu