G. Donald Gale collection of KSL editorials

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G. Donald Gale collection of KSL editorials

Dates: 1978-2009

Contains copies on DVD of the televised KSL editorials that Gale wrote on current events in Utah. Topics include local celebrations (parades, fairs, etc.), police news (crime, administration of police officers generally), news from area colleges (such as Brigham Young University and Utah State), and other relevant news from the area. DVDs are grouped by year. Also contains a book written by G. Donald Gale titled "KSL Editorials 1978-1997: A Personal History." The book describes the history of the KSL network and Gale's work there over the years. Additionally, it lists all editorials by name in alphabetical order which functions as a catalogue to the content on the DVDs.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.). -- 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Gale, G. Donald, 1933
  • Call Number: MSS 8013
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Files left in their original order (chronological).
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the G. Donald Gale collection of KSL editorials 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 8013; G. Donald Gale collection of KSL editorials; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8013, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by G. Donald Gale in 2012.
Acquisition Information
Donated; G. Donald Gale; 2012.
Subject Terms
KSL (Television station : Salt Lake City, Utah); Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Broadcast journalism--Utah--Salt Lake City--History--Sources; Journalism; Media and Communication; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Books; DVDs
Processing Information
Processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western Mormon Manuscriptus collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007.) G. Donald Gale grew up in Utah and worked for KSL, a Utah news corporation. The editorials discuss current events in Utah.
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Finding Aid Title
Gale (G. Donald) collection of KSL editorials
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kelsey Samuelsen
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-04-25T12:30-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

G. Donald Gale (born 1933) worked for over twenty years writing KSL editorials and working for other corporations as a writer. He lives in Utah.

Glen Donald Gale was born in 1933 to Mr. and Mrs. Glen F. Gale. He grew up in Salt Lake City. He dropped out of high school, but eventaully received his high school diploma in 1984 from Salt Lake Community High and went on to earn his Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Utah. In 1998, Southern Utah University awarded him an honorary Doctor of Humanities. Gale served as Vice President for News and Public Affairs at Bonneville International Corporation. For twenty-two years, he wrote, produced, and broadcasted six thousand daily editorial comments for KSL. His editorials earned state, regional, and national honors. He also served on the faculties of the University of Utah and Weber State University. He is the author of a book published recently by the University of Utah Press entitled Bags to Riches. Which is about I. J. "Izzi" Wagner, a Utah businessman, civic leader, and philanthropist.

Gale serves on at least a dozen volunteer boards--from the Utah Shakespearean Festival to the Utah Kidney Foundation. He enjoyed serving as President of the University of Utah Alumni Association. He is former chair of the University of Utah National Advisory Council and currently the President of Words, Words, Words, Inc. He married Doris Jean Chipman on June 24, 1954. They have three children and live in Utah.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts