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Robert P. Manookin music manuscripts, scores and other materials

Robert P. Manookin music manuscripts, scores and other materials

Dates: approximately 1935-1997

Materials consist of manuscript scores written and arranged by Robert P. Manookin. The music is primarily vocal music, both sacred and secular, instrumental arrangements primarily for organ or keyboard, with occasional other orchestrations, and large scale ensemble works. Dated approximately 1935-1997.

  • Extent: 9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Manookin, Robert P., 1918-1997
  • Call Number: MSS 7821
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Music Special Collections; 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
The original order of the manuscripts, scores and other materials has been maintained. Arranged into three series: 1. Robert P. Manookin dated manuscripts, scores and other materials, approximately 1953-1996. 2. Robert P. Manookin catagorized manuscripts, scores and other materials, approximately 1951-1997. 3. Robert P. Manookin scores for large ensembles, approximately 1935-1985.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Robert P. Manookin music manuscripts, scores, and other materials 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 7821; Robert P. Manookin music manuscripts, scores, and other materials; LDS Music Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: MSS 7821, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by David R. Manookin, son of Robert P. Manookin, in 1996.
Acquisition Information
Donated; David R. Manookin; 1996.
Subject Terms
Manookin, Robert P., 1918-1997; Arrangers (Musicians); Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Church music--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Composition (Music)
Genre / Form
Arrangement (Music); CD-ROMs; Letters; Music--Manuscripts; Music--Scores.; Notebooks; Obituaries--United States; Photocopies; Sketches
Processing Information
Processed; Lindsay Weaver; May 2011. Processed; Clara Compare; April 2014.
Appraisal Information
Prominent LDS composer, (Section IV LDS Music Archives Collection Policy September 2010).
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Finding Aid Title
Manookin (Robert P.) music manuscripts, scores, and other materials
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Lindsay A. Weaver
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-05-27T14:29-0600
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Biographical History

Robert P. Manookin (1918-1997) was a prominent LDS composer and BYU faculty emeritus who contributed hymns to the 1985 LDS hymnbook and Children's Songbook.

Robert Park Manookin was born on April 12, 1918, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from East High School in 1936, shortly after which he was called to serve in the German Austria Mission from 1937 to 1939. Upon arriving home, he married Edna Lucile Burningham in 1940, but that marriage ultimately culminated in a divorce. He later married Helen Adele Haugen in 1965. In terms of his educational history, he received a BA from Brigham Young University in 1955, a Master's in Music from the University of Illinois in 1959, and a doctorate from the University of Utah in 1967. Throughout all of this, he studied with some of the greatest LDS composers: Frank W. Asper, Alexander Schreiner, J. Spencer Cornwall, and B. Cecil Gates. Manookin taught at BYU as a professor of theory and composition until 1980, when he was called to serve a mission in the New Zealand Temple with his wife, Helen. They served three additional missions after: Manila Philippines Temple in 1984, the Sydney Australia Temple in 1989, and England, Leeds in 1993. He was also a member of the General Church Music Committee. Manookin died in Orem in 1997.

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