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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 7 Collections and/or Records:

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.

John C. Swenson nitrate negatives, 1900-1929

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5413 Series 1
Scope and Contents note Contains negatives of students, the mountains around Provo including Mt. Timpanogos.

John C. Swenson photograph of an outing to Utah Lake, approximately 1912

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 85
Identifier: UA P 2 Series 1 Item 239
Scope and Contents Two reproductions of a photograph of an outing to Utah Lake by John C. Swenson, approximately 1912. Prints created between 1970 and 1975.

John C. Swenson photographs, 1900-1929

 Series — Box: 4
Identifier: UA 5413 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Contains prints of photographs taken by John C. Swenson.

Photograph of the faculty of Alpine Summer School, circa 1938

 Digital Record
Identifier: UAP2_F117_p117bottom

John C. Swenson photograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5413
Abstract The collection contains negatives and photographs of students, the mountains around Provo and Mount Timpanogos, and various pictures taken by John C. Swenson.