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Charles Redd Center for Western Studies oral history project records

Charles Redd Center for Western Studies oral history project records

Dates: 1959-2011

Collection comprises oral history project case files, audio interviews, and bound transcripts of oral history interviews completed by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies between 1959 and 2011. In general, case files may contain an analog recording of the interview made by the interviewer, a typed transcript, a corrected transcript, and documents regarding permission to make the documents public signed by the person interviewed. Some case files do not have an accompanying transcription and vice versa.

  • Extent: 5504 folders (550.4 linear ft.). -- 1970 volumes (98.5 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: MSS 7752
  • 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.
Languages and Scripts
English
Arrangement
Contains forty-eight series: 1. LDS Polygamy Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1959-1985. 2. Brigham Young University Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1965-1982. 3. Southeastern Utah Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1972-1979. 4. Posey War Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1972-1976. 5. LDS Chaplains Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1973-1975. 6. Interstate Brick Company Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1973-1974. 7. Simpson Springs Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1973-1976. 8. Labor Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1973-1979. 9. Charles Redd Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1973-1979. 10. American Fork Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1973-1979. 11. Provo City Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1974-1975. 12. Castle Gate Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1974-1976. 13. Bamberger Railroad Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1976. 14. San Rafael Swell Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1977-1981. 15. Utah Political Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1979-1980. 16. LDS Family Life Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1980-1985. 17. African American Oral History Project transcripts, case files, and other material, 1985-1993. 18. Tenth Ward Oral History Project case files, 1987. 19. German-Speaking Immigrants Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1987-1990. 20. LDS Native American Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1989-1991, 2007-2008. 21. Geneva Steel Archives Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1990-1991. 22. LDS Hispanic American Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1991-1992. 23. World War II Homefront Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1991-1992. 24. Mexican American Military Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1991-1995. 25. LDS Polynesian American Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1991-2004. 26. LDS Missionary Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1992-1993. 27. US Forest Service Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1992-1994. 28. Western Aviation Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1992-1993. 29. Wasatch County Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1993-1994. 30. Big Horn Basin Oral History Project case file, 1994. 31. LDS Asian American Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1991-2008. 32. Bonneville Salt Flats Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1994, 2003. 33. Franklin Neighborhood Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1997-1999. 34. North Logan, Utah Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1998-1999. 35. Utah Universities in Iran Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1998-1999. 36. Cache Valley Baseball Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 2000. 37. Daughters of Utah Pioneers Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 2001. 38. Utah County Baseball Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 2001-2002. 39. International Women's Year Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 2003-2004. 40. LDS Sports and Recreation Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 2003-2006. 41. Midwives Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 2005. 42. Nurses Training Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 2005-2006. 43. Livestock Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 2005-2006. 44. Redd Center Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 2006, 2010. 45. Provo South Stake Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 2008-2009. 46. Santa Fe Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 2008-2009. 47. Family Home Evening Oral History Project transcripts and case files, December 9, 2009. 48. San Juan County Public Lands Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 2011.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies oral history project records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Note
Oral histories from the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Oral History Project were separated from the MSS OH collections and described as a unit.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7752; Charles Redd Center for Western Studies oral history project records; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7752, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies from 1959 to present.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Charles Redd Center for Western Studies; recurring donations since 1959.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Material Types; Mormons--West (U.S.)--History; Oral Histories; Utah--History
Genre / Form
Interviews; Transcripts
Appraisal Information
Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS7752
Finding Aid Title
Charles Redd Center for Western Studies oral history project records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by John M. Murphy, GlendaLynn Ainsworth, Zann Casper, and Elizabeth Ballif
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-11-26T13:05-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies (est. 1972) works to preserve information on the American West through research and public program funding.

Established in January 1972 under an endowment from Charles and Annaley Neagle Redd, prominent Utah stock owners and philanthropists, the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies is charged with promoting the study of all aspects of the Intermountain West (Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana). The purpose of this program is to gather and preserve information for historical and scholarly use.

Programs of the Center include conducting research; funding faculty, student, and independent research through grants and assistantships; providing financial assistance to public programs, professional organizations, and presses; offering consultation; sponsoring lectures; and assisting school children through the Utah History Fair. Center personnel teach classes in academic departments on campus and administer the American Western Studies minor offered through the American Studies program.



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John Murphy
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john_m_murphy@byu.edu