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R. Wayne Pace collection Edit


WASH 021
Finding Aid Author
Randall Bunn
Finding Aid Date
October 27, 2016
Description Rules
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  • 1973-2016 (Creation)


  • 1 Cubic Feet (Whole)



  • Abstract

    Papers related to Dr. R. Wayne Pace’s participation in the St. George Lawn Bowl Club, Sons of Utah Pioneers (SUP), the St. George sandstone quarry project with the Dixie Encampment Chapter, SUP, one of his professional publications in the Human Resource field and the manuscript regarding Chesley G. Peterson written by Creed M. Evans, M.D, and edited by Pace.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Dr. R. Wayne Pace was born on May 15, 1931, to Ralph and Elda F. Pace at Hoytsville, Summit County, Utah. He received his B.A. from the University of Utah in Language Arts Education in 1953, his M.A. from BYU in Rhetoric and Public Address in 1957 and his Ph.D. from Purdue University in Organizational Communication in 1960. He taught or researched at various universities including Parsons College (Iowa), Purdue University, Fresno State University, University of Montana, Sacramento State University, and the University of New Mexico. He joined the faculty of Brigham Young University in 1978 and remained there until he retired. He is a Professor Emeritus of Organizational Leadership and Strategy in the Marriott School of Management at BYU. He is also an adjunct scholar in the Workplace Research, Learning, and Development (WoRLD) Institute of the School of Social and Workplace Development at Southern Cross University in Australia. Dr. Pace was the founding president of the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) and the Academy’s book award is called the R. Wayne Pace Book of the Year Award. He was also president of the International Communication Association (ACA). He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in the United States Army in Korea (1953-1955) and taught for one year at Box Elder High School, Brigham City, Utah. He resides in St. George, Utah and is married to Gae Tueller Pace.

    Dr. Pace’s professional papers are at the University of Utah Libraries, Special collections, J. Willard Marriott Library. This collection primarily contains Dr. Pace’s papers from his time in St. George, Utah including the St. George Lawn Bowl Club, SUP and his involvement with the St. George sandstone quarry project.

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of 31 folders, an electronic file and a large map, primarily of printed textual materials. The subject matters include the business of the St. George Lawn Club, several chapters of the SUP, the national conventions of the National Society, SUP, the history of the St. George sandstone quarry project (2010-2016) and the manuscript about Chesley G. Peterson. The series related to organizations contain emails, letters, meeting agenda, meeting minutes, membership applications and rosters, organizational documents, newsletters, newspaper articles, brochures, photographs and maps. It also contains one manuscript and two monographs. The collection describes the workings of the social and historical organizations for the time periods covered in the collection, primarily for the area of St. George, Utah, but includes other places in the State of Utah. The papers were from the private collection of Dr. Pace in his capacity as a member and officer of the organizations. The content dates are as follows: Series I, 2002-2015; Series II, Sub-series 1, 1995-2015; Series II, Sub-series 2, 2010-2016; Series II, Sub-series 3, 1983-1997, 2013; Series II, Sub-series 4, 2009-2015; Series III, 2014-2106; Series IV, 1991; Series V, 2008-2013.

  • Arrangement

    The collection is arranged into five series, with the bulk of the material in the first three. Series I includes papers related to Dr. Pace’s participation in the St. George Lawn Bowl Club. It is arranged chronologically with each folder containing correspondence, meeting information and miscellaneous documents. Series II includes papers related to Dr. Pace’s participation in the Sons of Utah Pioneers (SUP). It is arranged into four sub-series according to the three SUP chapters to which he belonged: Cotton Mission, Dixie Encampment and Brigham Young, and the National Society. The chapter sub-series are arranged chronologically and the National Society sub-series is arranged topically. Series III includes documents related to the St. George sandstone quarry project of the SUP Dixie Encampment Chapter which Dr. Pace chaired. The folders generally follow the evolution of the construction of a path to a monument installed by the chapter at the sandstone quarry site between 2010-2016. Series IV includes a copy of Dr. Pace’s publication, Human Resource Development (1991) which he wrote during his career. Series V includes the manuscript, The Youngest Eagle, about the World War II pilot, Chesley G. Peterson, written by Creed M. Evans, M.D., a friend of Dr. Pace which the latter edited. The text of the manuscript is in an electronic format and the graphics are hard copy. A separate folder contains background information on Dr. Evans.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item description & date, WASH 021 R. Wayne Pace Collection, Dixie State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Access to Series III is restricted until July 21, 2021. Reproduction and use of the materials in this collection are subject to copyright law, specifically the monographs in Series III,IV and V. Permission for their use cannot be granted by Dixie State University Library Special Collections and Archives outside of fair use provisions. Dixie State University Library Special Collections and Archives holds the copyright to all other unpublished material in the collection that is not in the public domain. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from the Special Collections Librarian and Archivist and a correct citation provided. A user may be asked to submit a "Request for one-time use of photocopies or reproductions" form in order to obtain reproductions. Otherwise the collection is not restricted.