Krešimir ?osi? papers

Krešimir ?osi? papers

Dates: 1970-2006

Collection consists of the letters and fan mail collected by Krešimir ?osi? while he lived in Utah. The collection includes ?osi?'s letters both from friends and colleagues within the United States, as well as correspondence from Yugoslavia, his native country. Also included are newspaper clippings, photograph negatives, and a Yugoslavian narrative written by Hugh Nibley. Finally, includes ?osi?'s own reminiscences on his associations with Nibley and others, as well as his life history. The bulk of the correspondence dates from 1970 to 1973, while the collection in its entirety dates from 1970 to 2006.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: ?osi?, Krešimir, 1948-1995
  • Call Number: MSS 7406
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Privacy restricted until 2081; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.
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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 Krešimir ?osi? 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 7406; Krešimir ?osi? papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7406, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Found with the papers of Hugh W. Nibley upon donation. Addition donated by Carol Petranek in 2000.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Phyllis D. Nibley; 2003. Addition donated; Carol Petranek; 2000.
Subject Terms
?osi?, Krešimir, 1948-1995--Correspondence; Material Types; Mormons--Yugoslavia--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Letters; Negatives
Processing Information
Processed; Mary Downs; 2009. Addition processed by Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscripts processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2013.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VI). Pertains to a Latter-day Saint Yugoslavian man and his life.
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Finding Aid Title
?osi? (Krešimir) papers
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 2013-07-08T11:48-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Krešimir ?osi? (1948-1995) was an Yugoslavian Olympic basketball player. He was an influential member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Yugoslavia.

Krešimir ?osi? was born November 26, 1948 in Zagreb. He attended Brigham Young University (BYU) in the 1970s, playing basketball for the University from 1971 to 1973. While at BYU he converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and became an influencial member of the Church upon his return to Yugoslavia. He was the first foreign player to earn All-American honors from the United Press International, in 1972 and 1973. After graduating college, he rejected several professional offers and returned home to Yugoslavia. He represented Yugoslavia in the Olympic games of 1968, 1972, 1976, and 1980, and led Yugoslavia to World Championship gold medals in 1970 and 1978. ?osi? later became a basketball coach for the Yugoslav national team. He died May 25, 1995 in Washington, D.C. while living there as a Croatian diplomat.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts