Guide to the Sterling McMurrin audio collection
1960-1965

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: McMurrin, Sterling M.
Title: Sterling McMurrin audio collection
Dates: 1960-1965 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 32 reel-to-reel audiotapes
Collection Number: A0003
Summary: The Sterling McMurrin audio collection (1960-1965) includes audio recordings of speeches and recorded depositions, including scholarship on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the testimony of Dr. McMurrin and other members of a University of Utah committee appointed to investigate charges of misrepresentation to obtain University funds and plagiarism in a doctoral thesis brought against a Mr. Sinha. McMurrin was a nationally recognized educator, administrator, and philosopher at the University of Utah.
Repository: J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Audio Visual Archives

Special Collections
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0860
(801) 581-8864

Languages: Materials in English.  

Biographical Note

Dr. Sterling M. McMurrin (1914-1996), was a nationally recognized educator, administrator, and philosopher. He was a Professor of Philosophy and History at the University of Utah in 1948; Academic Vice President, 1960-1961; Provost, 1965-1966; and Dean of Graduate School, University of Utah, 1966-1979. Dr. McMurrin also held many National positions as well, including United States Commissioner of Education, 1961-1962; and Chairman of the Commission on Instructional Technology, 1968-1970.

Content Description

The Sterling M. McMurrin audio collection includes speeches and recorded depositions between 1960-1965. Some tapes detail the testimony of Dr. McMurrin and other members of a University of Utah committee appointed by then University President Dr. James C. Fletcher; this was related to the appeal of one Mr. Sinha, who was studying for a doctorate degree in political science. The charges brought against Mr. Sinha included misrepresentation to obtain University funds, as well as for plagiarism in his doctoral thesis.

The other tapes in the collection deal with Dr. McMurrin's speeches on the philosophy of Mormonism, given from 1960-1965.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Materials must be used on-site; no use of original material, access copies will be made available for viewing. Five business days advanced notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor. Some material in this collection is restricted and may only be used with special permission from the curator of the Special Collections Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The collection is arranged chronologically and by subject.

Related Materials :  

See also the Dr. Sterling Moss McMurrin Photograph collection (P0433) and Manuscripts collection (Ms 32)

Processing Note :  

Processed by Christopher Drew in 1998.


Detailed Description of the Collection

University lectures and addresses, 1960-1965
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
1
Reel
1 Philosophy of Mormonism speech

reel-to-reel audiotape
Speech dating from March 07, 1960 by Dr.Sterling M. McMurrin: "The Mormon Doctrine and the Negro."
1960 March 7
2 Dr. McMurrin: The Philosophy of Mormonism

reel-to-reel audiotape
1965 Speech by Dr. Sterling M. McMurrin: "The Philosophy of Mormonism".
1965
3 The Philosophy of Mormonism

reel-to-reel audiotape
1965 Speech by Dr. Sterling M. McMurrin: "The Philosophy of Mormonism:(The Concept of Time)".
1965
4 The Philosophy of Mormonism.

reel-to-reel audiotape
Speech by Dr.Sterling M. McMurrin: "The Philosophy of Mormonism".
1960-1965
5 The Philosophy of Mormonism

reel-to-reel audiotape
Speech by Dr. Sterling M. McMurrin: "The Philosophy of Mormonism".
1960-1965
6 Sterling McMurrin: Address to Staff

reel-to-reel audiotape
1962 staff address by Dr. Sterling M. McMurrin.
1962 September 05
7 Sterling McMurrin: Closing Address to OE Staff

reel-to-reel audiotape
OE Staff address delivered by Dr. Sterling M. McMurrin, Sept. 1962.
1962 September 05
8 Dr. McMurrin: Unidentified subject of speech

reel-to-reel audiotape
Dr.Sterling M. McMurrin: Unidentified subject of speech.
1960-1965

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University committee testimony in Sinha case, 1965

Access to recorded testimony in the case of Mr. Sinha is restricted and may only be granted by the curator of Special Collections.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
2
Reel
61-64 Recorded Testimony of Dr. McMurrin

reel-to-reel audiotape
Recorded testimony of Dr. McMurrin in a University of Utah appeal committee for a Mr. Sinha.
1965
65 Dr. McMurrin and Dr. Mostofi recorded testimony

reel-to-reel audiotape
Testimony of Dr. McMurrin and Dr. Mostofi in a 1965 University of Utah appeal committee for a Mr. Sinha.
1965
66-67 Dr. Mostofi recorded testimony

reel-to-reel audiotape
Recorded testimony of Dr. Mostofi in a University of Utah appeal committee for a Mr. Sinha.
1965
68 Recorded testimony of Dr. Mostofi and Dr. Dalgliesh

reel-to-reel audiotape
Recorded testimony of Dr. Mostofi and Dr. Dalgliesh in a University of Utah appeal committee for a Mr. Sinha.
1965
69 Recorded testimony of Dr Dalgliesh and Mr. Sinha

reel-to-reel audiotape
Recorded testimony of Dr Dalgliesh and Mr. Sinha in a 1965 University of Utah appeal committee regarding alleged misconduct by Mr. Sinha.
1965
70 Recorded testimony of Mr. Sinha and Dr. McMurrin

reel-to-reel audiotape
Recorded testimony of Mr. Sinha and Dr. McMurrin in a 1965 University of Utah appeal committee regarding alleged misconduct by Mr. Sinha.
1965
71 Recorded testimony of Mr. Sinha, Mrs. Wood, and Dr. Callis

reel-to-reel audiotape
Recorded testimony of a Mr. Sinha, Mrs. Wood, and Dr. Callis in a 1965 University of Utah appeal committee regarding alleged misconduct by Mr. Sinha.
1965
72 Recorded Testimony of Dr. Callis

reel-to-reel audiotape
Recorded testimony of Dr. Callis in a 1965 University of Utah appeal committee regarding alleged misconduct by a Mr. Sinha.
1965
73 Recorded testimony of Dr. Callis, Dr. Jarvis, Dr. Mostofi

reel-to-reel audiotape
Recorded testimony of Dr. Callis, Dr. Jarvis, Dr. Mostofi in a 1965 University of Utah appeal committee regarding alleged misconduct by a Mr. Sinha.
1965
74-77 Recorded testimony of Dr. Mostofi

reel-to-reel audiotape
Recorded testimony of Dr. Mostofi in a 1965 University of Utah appeal committee regarding alleged misconduct by a Mr. Sinha.
1965
78 Recorded Testimony of Dr. Mostofi, Dr. Weaver, and Dr. Johnson

reel-to-reel audiotape
Recorded Testimony of Dr. Mostofi, Dr. Weaver, and Dr. Johnson in a 1965 University of Utah appeal committee regarding alleged misconduct by a Mr. Sinha.
1965
79-84 Recorded Testimony of Mr. Sinha

reel-to-reel audiotape
Recorded testimony of Mr. Sinha in a 1965 University of Utah appeal committee hearing regarding his own alleged misconduct. reel-to-reel audiotape
1965

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Subjects

  • Educators--Utah
  • Mormon Church
  • Philosophy, American--20th century
  • sound recordings

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