David L. Evans speech

David L. Evans speech

Dates: approximately 1980-2000

Contains one audiotape with a recording of a speech David L. Evans gave at Brigham Young University. Dated between 1980 and 2000.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Evans, David L. (David Louis), 1925-2010
  • Call Number: MSS 7609
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • 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 the David L. Evans speech 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 7609; David L. Evans speech; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7609; LTPSC.
Custodial History
Found in the 20th Century Workroom in 2013.
Acquisition Information
Found; 20th Century Workroom; 2013.
Subject Terms
Colleges and Universities; Education
Genre / Form
Audiocassettes; Baccalaureate addresses--Brigham Young University; Speeches, addresses, etc., American
Processing Information
Processed by Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscripts processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2013.
Appraisal Information
University history (University Archives collecting policy, Febraury 2010). Contains a speech given at Brigham Young University by a prominent scholar.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Evans (David L.) speech
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscripts processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2013.
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-10-20T04:26-0600
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

David L. Evans (1925-2010) was an English professor in Utah.

David Louis Evans was born on June 13, 1925 in Billings, Montana, the third child of Thomas and Lulu Evans. He spent his childhood in Toledo, Ohio and Pocatello, Idaho. He graduated early from high school during World War II to enlist in the military, and served in Patton's Army as a battalion scout, reconnoitering across enemy lines in France with a radio strapped onto his back. He was seriously wounded in a shelling near Nantes toward the end of the war, for which he received the Purple Heart. David married Ramona Bergeson, who was then a high school English teacher, in the Salt Lake temple in 1952. They had two children. After completing graduate work at the University of Utah, he joined the English Department faculty at Brigham Young University, where he became a Professor. He collaborated for many years with Profs. Eugene England and John Gardner on the very popular honors colloquium, and was honored with the Karl G. Maeser Award in 1989. David retired reluctantly in 1993 due to his increasing difficulties with mobility and the health problems of his dear wife, Ramona, to whom he gave round-the-clock devoted care until her passing in 2004. He was the author of a few books, including Thunder and Light: Attempts to Synthesize Science and Religion in the Poetry of Clinton F. Larson. He died April 15, 2010.

comments powered by Disqus

Site Navigation

Search this Collection

Collection Arrangement

Yellow highlight indicates current location in collection description

Print View

Help with this Collection

Ask us a Question

Cory Nimer
University Archivist - University Archives