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Swensen, John C. (John Canute), 1869-1953

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1869-1953

Biographical History

John C. Swensen (1869-1953) was a teacher at Brigham Young Academy and a professor of sociology, dean of the College of Education, and athletic director at Brigham Young University.

John Canute Swensen was born on February 4, 1869 in Pleasant Grove to Knud and Johanna Marie Hansen Swensen. His parents were born in Denmark and had immigrated to the United States. John C. was the fourth of five children. He was married to Margaret Davis on June 21, 1899; they had ten children. John C. had early experiences with farming. He served a six week mission to Park City. He then began his teaching career in Panguitch, Utah, in 1889. John C. later received the A.B. at Stanford University and later obtained an M.A. at Columbia University. He received instruction from the early sociologists of America. He was devoted in his teaching. He began teaching at Brigham Young Academy in 1898. He was dean of the college division of Brigham Young University from 1904-1910 and acting dean of BYU's College of Education from 1921-1925. He was the head of BYU's sociology department for 30 years. He died on August 30, 1953.

Citation

Autobiography of John Canute Swensen, 1956: t.p., etc. (John Canute Swensen, John C. Swensen; b. 1869; d. 1953; professor of Economics and Sociology at Brigham Young University)

RLIN, 6/5/95 (hdg.: Swensen, John Canute)

BYU Photographs Digital Library Collection, 2005 (Swenson, John C. (John Canute), 1869-1953)

UPB files, Aug. 19, 2014 (b. Feb. 4, 1869 in Pleasant Grove to Knud and Johanna Marie Hansen Swensen; parents were born in Denmark and had immigrated to the United States; was the fourth of five children; m. Margaret Davis on June 21, 1899; they had ten children; had early experiences with farming; served a six week mission to Park City; began his teaching career in Panguitch, Utah, in 1889; later received the A.B. at Stanford University and later obtained an M.A. at Columbia University; received instruction from the early sociologists of America)

Wikipedia, via WWW, Aug. 19, 2014 (began teaching at Brigham Young Academy in 1898; was dean of the college division of Brigham Young University from 1904-1910 and acting dean of BYU's College of Education from 1921-1925; was the head of BYU's sociology department for 30 years; d. Aug. 30, 1953)

Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:

John C. Swensen family photographs, approximately 1900-1950

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8424 Series 17
Scope and Contents Series includes 141 prints of photographs taken by John C. Swensen of people, especially in family groups nd and in and around their homes. Dated approximately 1900-1950. Photographs were printed by L. Tom Perry Special Collections Photograph Archives from original negatives betwen 2011 and 2012.
Dates: approximately 1900-1950

John C. Swensen miscellaneous photographs, approximately 1900-1950

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8424 Series 18
Scope and Contents Series includes 17 prints of photographs taken by John C. Swensen of miscellaneous locations. Dated approximately 1900-1950. Photographs were printed by L. Tom Perry Special Collections Photograph Archives from original negatives in May 2012.
Dates: approximately 1900-1950

John C. Swensen negatives, approximately 1900-1950

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8424 Series 20
Scope and Contents Series includes approximately 532 original negatives from by John C. Swensen. Dated approximately 1900-1950.
Dates: approximately 1900-1950

John C. Swensen original photographs, approximately 1900-1950

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8424 Series 19
Scope and Contents Series includes 21 original prints of photographs taken by John C. Swensen. Dated approximately 1900-1950.
Dates: approximately 1900-1950

John C. Swensen papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 108
Scope and Contents Collection includes typewritten autobiography, speeches and historical summaries concerning Brigham Young Academy and Brigham Young University, taken from Swensen's notes and writings, and a printed program for the dedication of the John C. Swensen Lecture Hall in the Joseph F. Smith Family Living Center.
Dates: 1956

John C. Swensen papers

 Collection — Volume: 1
Identifier: UA 109
Scope and Contents Collection includes handwritten and typewritten notes and syllabi concerning European civilization and American history, taken while attending Stanford University.
Dates: 1895-1898

John C. Swensen photograph of early hikers on Mount Timpanogos

 Digital Record
Identifier: UAP2_F075_p075topright

John C. Swensen photograph of early hikers on Mount Timpanogos, 1907

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 75
Identifier: UA P 2 Series 1 Item 204
Scope and Contents Reproduction of a photograph of early hikers on Mount Timpanogos by John C. Swensen, 1907. Print created between 1970 and 1975.
Dates: 1907

John C. Swensen photograph of New York, approximately 1905-1915

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8424 Series 13
Scope and Contents Series includes 1 print of a photograph taken by John C. Swensen in New York. Dated approximately 1905-1915. Photograph was printed by L. Tom Perry Special Collections Photograph Archives from original negatives in May 2012.
Dates: approximately 1905-1915

John C. Swensen photograph of Washington, D.C., approximately 1905-1915

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8424 Series 14
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Materials include 553 photographs taken by John C. Swensen. The majority of the photographs were taken in Utah, but there are also photographs taken in the states surrounding Utah, especially Idaho and California, and some photographs in locations on the Eastern coast of the United States. There are many photographs of people, especially family and friends. There are also photographs of important events, including the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition and the 1915 Panama-California...
Dates: approximately 1905-1915