David O. McKay letter to Jesse Knight

David O. McKay letter to Jesse Knight

Dates: 1908

Collection contains a letter written by David O. McKay for Elder Jesse Knight. At this time David O. McKay was the Principal at Weber Academy. The letter is about McKay contributing $100 to the Karl G. Maeser Memorial Building. It was written in 1908.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: McKay, David O. (David Oman), 1873-1970
  • Call Number: UA 5710
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open to public research.
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Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 5710; David O. McKay letter to Jesse Knight; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 5710, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Found in the University Archives in December 2014.
Acquisition Information
Found; University Archives; December 2014.
Subject Terms
Education; Colleges and Universities; McKay, David O. (David Oman), 1873-1970; Knight, Jesse, 1845-1921; McKay, David O. (David Oman), 1873-1970--Correspondence
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Processing Information
Processed; Erin Owens; December 2014.
Appraisal Information
University records (University Archives Collecting Policy February 2010).
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Finding Aid Title
McKay (David O.) letter to Jesse Knight
Finding Aid Author
Erin Owens
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-04-23 09:41:51 -0600.
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Biographical History

David O. McKay (1873-1970) served as president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1951 to 1970.

David Oman McKay was born on 1873 in Huntsville, Utah. In 1897 he graduated from the University of Utah. He served a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to Scotland. He was a principal at Weber Stake Academy and served on the Board of Trustees from 1908 to 1912.

He later served on the Board of Regents of the University of Utah (1921-1922) and the Board of Trustees of Utah State Agricultural College (1940-1941). He was superintendent of the Church's Sunday schools from 1918 to 1934, and in 1919 he became its first Commissioner of Education. From 1922 to 1924 he served as President of the European Mission. From 1951 to 1970 he served as the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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