William King Driggs scores and other material

William King Driggs scores and other material

Dates: 1952-1962

This collection contains handwritten and published scores, narrative scripts, production programs, and other materials for "The Liahona" dramatic contata by William King Driggs. It also includes scores and scripts for "This is the Place", "The Spirit of God", and "Snow Job," 1952-1962.

  • Extent: 2 cartons (2 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Driggs, William King, 1885-1965
  • Call Number: MSS 7832
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Music Special Collections; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open to public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
This collection retained its original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the William King Driggs scores and other material 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 7832; William King Driggs scores and other material; LDS Music Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7832, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Found in the Music Special Collections stacks in 2011.
Acquisition Information
Found; Music Special Collections stacks; 2011.
Subject Terms
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Music; Musicals
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Elizabeth West; May 2011.
Appraisal Information
Noteworthy LDS composer (Section IV. LDS Music Archives Collection Development Policy January 2011).
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Finding Aid Title
Driggs (William King) scores and other material
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth West
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-02-06T10:23-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical note

William King Driggs Sr. (1885-1965) was a Mormon composer and patriarch of the King Family singers.

William King Driggs Sr. was born on October 30, 1885 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. He was a music teacher, but when his salary failed to support his growing family, he formed a family orchestra with his wife Pearl and eight children (Karleton, Maxine, Luise, Alyce, Donna, Yvonne, Bill, and Marilyn) and moved his family to California. They were known as "The Driggs Family of Entertainers" and became well know for their performances in theatres, clubs, schools, and churches in the Western United States. While still in junior high school, Maxine, Luise, and Alyce, the three oldest daughters, adopted their fathers middle name and formed their own vocal group: The King Sisters. William King Driggs, Sr. died on April 6, 1965.

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