Biography and memorabilia of Robert Mylchrist Cannon

Biography and memorabilia of Robert Mylchrist Cannon

Dates: 1945-1976

This collecion consists of 4 biographies, 2 resumes, awards, letters, magazine articles, and photocopied newspaper photos and articles referring to Cannon.

  • Extent: 2 folders
  • Creator: Cannon, Robert M. (Robert Mylchrist), 1901-1976
  • Call Number: MSS SC 943
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Biography and memorabilia of Robert Mylchrist Cannon 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 943; Biography and memorabilia of Robert Mylchrist Cannon; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 943, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Mrs. Robert M. Cannon in 1977.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Mrs. Robert M. Cannon; 1977.
Subject Terms
United States. Army--Officers--Biography; Armies--United States--Officers--Biography; Generals--United States--Biography; Military; Politics, Government, and Law
Genre / Form
Biography; Souvenirs (Keepsakes)
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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Biography and memorabilia of Robert Mylchrist Cannon
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:38-0600
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Biographical History

Cannon, know as "Joe" to his friends, was a career officer in the U.S. Army. A graduate of West Point, he retired a three-star general in 1961 and went into banking. He received numerous honors and awards after having served in and held positions in the Pacific and Far East theaters during, prior to, and following World War II.

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