Chauncy D. Harris interview

Chauncy D. Harris interview

Dates: 1986

Comments on his early life and on the influence of his father, Franklin S. Harris, president of Brigham Young University (BYU). Also comments on attendance at the following institutions of higher learning: BYU, 1930-1934; University of Chicago, 1933, 1934, and 1937-1939; Oxford University, 1934-1936; London School of Economics, 1936-1937; and Kent State University, 1937. Includes comments on his early interest in geography, some of his teachers at BYU and the University of Chicago, and his receipt of a Rhodes Scholarship in 1934. Interview recorded by Christopher Kimball as part of a University of Chicago Oral History Project. Includes a table of contents.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.) : 35 leaves ; 28 cm
  • Creator: Harris, Chauncy D. (Chauncy Dennison), 1914-2003. -- Kimball, Christopher
  • Call Number: MSS SC 2945
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Chauncy D. Harris inverview, Chicago, Illinois 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 SC 2945; Chauncy D. Harris interview; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 2945, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Chauncy Harris's niece, Janet Jenson, gave this item to Scott Duvall, chairman of the Department of Special Collections and Manuscripts in the Lee Library at BYU, in about January 1998. Scott gave it to Brian Reeves, University Archivist, on 7 August 1998. It appears that this interview was part of a larger oral history; it is identified as "No. 1" in the table of contents.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Janet Jenson; 1998.
Subject Terms
Harris, Franklin Stewart, 1884-1960; London School of Economics and Political Science--Students; University of Chicago--Faculty; University of Chicago--Students; University of Oxford--Students; Colleges and Universities; Education; Geography
Genre / Form
Oral histories; Photocopies; Typescripts
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Harris (Chauny D.) interview, Chicago, Illinois
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-02T04:04-0700
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