Oliver R. Smith audio recordings

Oliver R. Smith audio recordings

Dates: 1954-1973

Collection consists of audio recordings collected by Smith. Includes recordings of speeches and lectures concerning The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brigham Young University, and advertising. Many of the recordings are lectures given by Brigham Young University professors. The recordings are found on eighteen cassette tapes, eight tape reels, and one record. The collection dates from 1954 to 1973.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Smith, Oliver R.
  • Call Number: MSS 6910
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; 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 Oliver R. Smith audio recordings 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 6910; Oliver R. Smith audio recordings; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6910, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Olivia Baird and Kay Rytting in 1990.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Olivia Baird and Kay Rytting; 1990.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Advertising; Material Types; Sound Recordings
Genre / Form
Audiocassettes; Audiotapes; Phonograph records
Processing Information
Processed; Mary Downs; 2009.
Appraisal Information
LDS scholarship and historiography (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.III).
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Finding Aid Title
Smith (Oliver R.) collection of audio recordings
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Mary Downs, student processor and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-04-13T04:04-0600
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Biographical History

Oliver Rollin Smith was an educator and administrator in Utah. He was born 8 March 1913. He married Barbara McKay on 6 April 1942. He helped create the Hill Cumorah Pageant and also pioneered in the broadcasting of sporting events at Brigham Young University (BYU). He served three terms as chair of the BYU Department of Journalism (1946-1967) and helped develop the BYU Department of Communications. He died 13 December 1990.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts