Arvil Reid papers

Arvil Reid papers

Dates: 1922-2007

The Arvil Reid papers includes a scrapbook including a written life history with photographs and other ephemera. Loose ephemera also comprises the collection. The collection mostly pertains to World War II, engineering, and family issues. The collection dates from 1922-2007.

  • Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Reid, Arvil S.
  • Call Number: MSS 6794
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Arvil Reid papers 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 6794; Arvil Reid papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6794, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Arvil Reid in 2009.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Arvil Reid; 2009.
Subject Terms
Engineering; Families; Material Types; Scrapbooks; World War, 1939-1945
Genre / Form
Biography; Photographs; Printed ephemera
Processing Information
Processed; Katie Connors, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2009.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 2009, II.B.5.VII).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Reid (Arvil) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Katie Connors, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-12-06T13:29-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Arvil Reid was born 13 November 1922 to a coal mining family. He served in World War II in the 181st Engineer Aviation Batallion in the Pacific. He married Ida Lucile Boyd Reid on 4 November 1942. The motto of the Reid family is "Family Comes First."

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts