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University of Utah


Administrative History

The University of Utah (1892- ) is a public university in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The University was established in 1850 by Brigham Young as the University of Deseret. The building which housed the University changed over time and the title became the University of Utah in 1892. The University offers more than one hundred undergraduate majors and more than ninety graduate degree programs. It is Utah’s oldest institution of higher education. The University moved to its current location in 1900.

Citation:, accessed May 8, 2013 (University of Utah, est. 1850.) (established in 1850 by Brigham Young as the University of Deseret; building which housed the University changed over time; became the University of Utah in 1892; University offers more than one hundred undergraduate majors and more than ninety graduate degree programs; Utah’s oldest institution of higher education; moved to its current location in 1900. )

Found in 52 Collections and/or Records:

James E. Talmage journals, daybooks, and other materials, 1879-1933

Identifier: MSS 229 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains the journals, pocket diaries, and a personal account book kept by James E. Talmage from December 1879 to July 4, 1933. These diaries cover his life from his time as a student at Brigham Young Academy, through his graduate school and academic career, and finally to his time spent as a member of Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Dates: 1879-1933

James E. Talmage lectures, 1886-1912, 1928 May 20

Identifier: MSS 229 Series 10
Scope and Contents

Contains lecture notes and published reports of lectures given by James E. Talmage, from 1886 to 1912, as well as an program for a baccalaureate address at Weber College on May 20, 1928. Most of the lectures are on various scientific and historical topics.

Dates: 1886-1912; 1928 May 20

James E. Talmage legal papers, 1888

Identifier: MSS 229 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains complaints about intoxication and warrants of arrest from Talmage's term as Justice of the Peace for Provo, Utah. Dated approximately 1888.

Dates: 1888

James E. Talmage research materials, approximately 1872-1906

 Series — Box 18: Series 7 [Barcode: 31197227605620]
Identifier: MSS 229 Series 7
Scope and Contents Includes notes on astronomy, chemistry and metallurgy, crystallography, economics, nutrition, education, world geography and statistics, geology, meteorology, microbiology and epidemiology, zoology, botany, physics, anatomy and phsyiology, and other subjects. Items included in this section were probably created during the years in which Talmage was associated with schools as either a student or a teacher and are not specifically related to any other career category. Other research notes were...
Dates: approximately 1872-1906

Kenneth Jenks papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1951
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and typed plays, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, programs, notebooks, and literary magazines. The materials relate to Jenks' plays, his revisions of them, and his attempts to get them published or performed.

Dates: 1947-1976

Richard Roswell Lyman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1079
Abstract Biographical materials, memorabilia, journals, and writings. These items include typescripts of published biographies of Richard R.'s grandfather, Amasa M. Lyman and his father, Francis M. Lyman by Albert R. Lyman. These materials describe the history of the Lyman family in New England, California, and Utah. Richard R. Lyman's journals (1919-1937) record his daily activities and also served as notebooks for ideas. He records his feelings about religion, his family, education, engineering,...
Dates: 1890-1963

Ted Lyon research on T. Edgar Lyon

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2372
Scope and Contents

Contains research material on T. Edgar Lyon, Sr., drafts of the T. Edgar Lyon biography, miscellaneous materials regarding T. Edgar Lyon, cassette tapes of oral interviews regarding T. Edgar Lyon, and transcripts of the cassette tapes.

Dates: 1903-2000

Thomas F. O'Dea papers

Identifier: MSS 1417

The Thomas O'Dea papers span the full breadth of his professional career. There are a few newspaper clippings and other papers concerning his activities as a young communist leader in 1940 but the substantial portion of the collection begins in the late 1940's with O'Dea's education at Harvard. The papers end in 1972.

Dates: 1929-1974

Oral history interview with Loren C. Bryner

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 62
Scope and Contents

Interview by Jay Beck with Loren Bryner concerning his schooling, employment at Brigham Young University and Kennecott, and his involvement in science organizations. Includes sound recordings and transcript.

Dates: 1980

Otto Duke papers on education, 1919-1945

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1536 Series 2
Scope and Contents

The series includes papers from Otto Duke's time as both a student and a teacher from 1919 to 1945, mainly at the University of Utah dealing with mechanical engineering, such as notebooks, coursework, school newspapers, and reports on topics such as steam turbines, mechanics, materials, roasters, and others.

Dates: 1919-1945