Harold S. Madsen professional papers

Harold S. Madsen professional papers

Dates: 1960-1988

Contains 8 cartons of professional papers regarding his time as a Professor of both English and Linguistics at Brigham Young University. Includes syllabi, papers, handbooks and various other materials dating 1960-1988.

  • Extent: 8 cartons (8 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Madsen, Harold S. (Harold Stanley), 1926
  • Call Number: MSS 7572
  • 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
Materials are in English.
The collection has been kept in its original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Harold S. Madsen professional 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 7572; Harold S. Madsen professional papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, BYU. Following citations: MSS 7572, L. Tom Perry Special Collections.
Custodial History
Donated by Harold S. Madsen in 1989.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Harold S. Madsen; 1989.
Subject Terms
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Correspondence; Courses and lectures; Curriculum; Education - Colleges and Universities; English; Graduate Students; Language and Languages; Linguistics
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Kiren Dulai, student processor, and John Muprhy, curator; 2010.
Appraisal Information
This collection provides insight into the life of a professor at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Collected in LDS scholarship and historiography (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection developement policy 5.III August 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Madsen (Harold S.) professional papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kiren Dulai
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-08T09:38-0600
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Biographical/Historical note

Harold S. Madsen was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 23, 1926. He was a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a mission for the Church in the Texas/Louisiana area. Madsen also served in bishoprics and on the High Council as well as various other Church teaching callings. Harold S. Madsen attended the University of Utah, where he studied English, gaining both his bachelor's and master's at this institution. Following this, he attended the University of Colorado, where he obtained his doctorate of English. On September 12, 1952 he married Mona Darton in the Salt Lake City Temple. Harold S. Madsen taught at Brigham Young University for thirty-three years, first in the English department and later on within the Linguistics department. Madsen was publicly recognized for many of his achievements. He received the Intermountain in TESOL distinguished service award, the ASBYU blue key Professor of the month award, the BYU Karl G. Maeser research and creative arts award, the 2003 BYU Emeriti association special recognition award and various others. Harold and his wife Mona continued to serve LDS missions together within their married life, flying to Capetown, South Africa; Hanoi, Vietnam; and Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Harold S. Madsen passed away on July 10, 2006 from the effects of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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