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Oral history interviews with Gorden Hawkins and Roy Johnson

Oral history interviews with Gorden Hawkins and Roy Johnson

Dates: 1972

Oral history interviews with Gorden Hawkins and Roy Johnson conducted by Louise Lyne on 29 June and 9 July 1972 for the Utah State Historical Society and California State University, Fullerton Oral History Program. The subject is law enforcement and order in Blanding, Utah, in particular the careers of each man. Bound manuscript, 30 pages, 2 photocopied pictures, indexes included.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Hawkins, Gorden, 1929. -- Johnson, Roy, 1932. -- Lyne, Louise
  • Call Number: MSS 6711
  • 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.
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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 Oral history interviews with Gorden Hawkins and Roy Johnson 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 6711; Oral history interviews with Gorden Hawkins and Roy Johnson; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6711, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Gary L. Shumway in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Gary L. Shumway; 1987.
Subject Terms
Blanding (Utah)--Law enforcement; Material Types; Oral Histories
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Karen Glenn; 26 January 2009.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West (Collection development policy of 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Hawkins (Gorden) and Johnson (Roy) oral history interviews with
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn, student processor and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-01-06T10:11-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Gorden Hawkins was born in 1929 and raised in Blanding, Utah, his family having originally tried to settle in the Mormon colonies in Mexico. His grandparents helped settle the town of Blanding. Gorden served in the army overseas before training in the police academy in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Biographical History

Roy Clive Johnson was born 4 January 1932 in Sunnyside, Carbon, Utah. He was employed as a law enforcement officer for the town of Blanding, Utah. He died on 23 December 1988 and was buried in Blanding.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts