Collection of McRay Magleby posters

Collection of McRay Magleby posters

Dates: 1979-1995

Contains posters created by McRay Magleby about events and deadlines for events at Brigham Young University, and elsewhere in the area. There are also posters pertaining to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dates range from 1979 to 1995.

  • Extent: 3 oversize boxes (9 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Magleby, McRay
  • Call Number: UA 5669
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Arranged in three series: 1. Collection of McRay Magleby posters on BYU events, 1980-1993. 2. Collection of McRay Magleby posters on non-BYU events, 1989. 3. Collection of McRay Magleby posters on the BYU campus and deadlines, 1979-1995.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Collection of McRay Magleby posters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 5669; Collection of McRay Magleby posters; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citation: UA 5669, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transferred by Publications and Graphics in 2012.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; Publications and Graphics; 2012.
Subject Terms
Clubs and Societies; College campuses--Utah--Provo; Colleges and Universities; Education; Social Life and Customs; Sports and Recreation; Student Life
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Processing Information
Processed; Sarah Markle; May 2014.
Appraisal Information
University records (University Archives Collectings Policy February 2010).
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Finding Aid Title
Collection of McRay Magleby posters
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Sarah Markle
Finding Aid Creator
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

McRay Magleby (1942- ) was a graphic arts professor for the University of Utah from 1897 until 2008.

McRay Magleby, Jr. graduated from Brigham Young University in 1969 with a BA in Art. He then served as creative designer of BYU Publications & Graphics (now called BYU Graphics) until 1996. In 1987 BYU awarded him with the Honorary Alumni Award.

Along with teaching at both the University of Utah and BYU, Magleby was commissioned for several historic events. He created the first Cultural Olympiad poster for the 2002 Olympics and he also designed a carving for the Governor's Mansion for the 100th anniversary of Utah. He also designed the Wave of Peace poster, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the bombing on Hiroshima.

In 2008 McRay (Mac) retired from his professorship at the U of U. Since 1987 Magleby has been teaching students how to be creative. He told them, "Being creative is risky; however, where the risks are great, the rewards are greater."

In April and May 2012 Magleby's art was featured in the Covey Center for the Arts exhibit Seasons in the Rockies: Landscapes by McRay Magleby.

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