Richard Condie papers

Richard Condie papers

Dates: circa 1950-1970

This collection includes press clippings from national and local publications highlighting events in Condie's career, especially in relation to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; photographs, books, and scores annotated and marked by Condie during performance or study; and other personal materials such as a typescript of an oral history given by Condie, circa 1950-1970.

  • Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.). -- 4 cartons (4 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Condie, Richard (Richard P.)
  • Call Number: MSS 7767
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Music Special Collections; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open to public research.
Languages and Scripts
The collection has been arranged into four series: I. Richard Condie personal papers, circa 1950-1970. II. Richard Condie photographs, circa 1950-1970. III. Richard Condie press clippings, circa 1950-1970. IV. Richard Condie choral music, circa 1950-1970.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Richard Condie 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 7767; Richard Condie papers; LDS Music Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: MSS 7767, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Joann Stewart on October 17, 1996.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Joann Stewart; October 17, 1996.
Subject Terms
Condie, Richard (Richard P.); Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Choirs (Music); Conductors (Music)--Biography; Musicians--Utah--Biography
Genre / Form
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Photographs; Scores
Processing Information
Processed; Lindsay A. Weaver; March 2011.
Appraisal Information
Prominent LDS musician, (Section 4, LDS Music Archives Collection Development Policy September 2011)
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Finding Aid Title
Condie (Richard) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Lindsay A. Weaver
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T13:14-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Richard P. Condie (1898-1985) was a prominent Mormon composer, School of Music faculty, and a long-time director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Richard Palfreyman Condie was born July 5, 1898, in Springville, Utah, and served as the director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir from 1957 to 1974. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1923, the Boston New England Conservatory in 1928, and attended the Fontainebleau School of Music in France in 1925. On his return to Utah, Condie taught at the McCune School of Music at the University of Utah, achieving professor emeritus status on July 1, 1967. He also taught at Utah State and Brigham Young University. Condie married Blanche Mendenhall in 1923, producing five children, and eventually married Manda Booth in 1963 after Blanche's death. He died in 1985.

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