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David O. McKay records

Identifier: 03-04---001

Scope and Contents

The collection contains financial records for the Building Fund, correspondence between David O. McKay and Frank M. Browning about the placement of a commemorative plaque at the location of the Moench Building, and photographs of David throughout his life.


  • Creation: 1873-1970


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical or Historical Information

David Oman McKay was born on September 8, 1873 in Huntsville, Utah to Eveline Evavs and David McKay. David McKay was one of the founding members of Weber Stake Academy. He received his early education in Huntsville and at Weber Stake Academy. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1897, where he was valedictorian and class president. He served an LDS mission in Great Britain from 1897-1899. When he returned he was hired to teach literature and history at Weber Stake Academy. He married Emma Ray Riggs in 1901, and had seven children. He served as principal from 1902-1908. During his tenure, Weber Academy expanded its buildings and started the publication of the Acorn, the school yearbook. He was called to be a member of the LDS Church's Twelve Apostles in 1906. After resigning as principal, he served on the Board of Trustees and was an active champion for the school throughout the rest of his life. He became a counselor in the First Presideny of the LDS church in 1934 and President of the LDS Church in 1951. He died on January 18, 1970.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)

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Physical Access Requirements

There are no physical access restrictions.

Technical Access Requirements

There are no technical access restrictions.

Publication Rights

Materials may be used for non-profit and educational purposes, please credit the University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University. Reproduction for publication, exhibition, web display or commercial use is only permissible with the consent of the University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.

Kandice Newren, 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the Weber State University Archives Repository

3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408