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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 photographs of 24th of July parade, approximately 1910-1912

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8424 Series 6
Scope and Contents Series includes 9 prints of photographs taken by John C. Swensen of parades on July 24th. Dated approximately 1910-1912. Photographs were printed by L. Tom Perry Special Collections Photograph Archives from original negatives in 2012.

John C. Swensen photographs of American Fork Canyon, approximately 1900-1950

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8424 Series 3
Scope and Contents Series includes 4 prints of photographs taken by John C. Swensen of people around a river in American Fork Canyon. Dated approximately 1900-1950. Photographs were printed by L. Tom Perry Special Collections Photograph Archives from original negatives between 2011 and 2012.

John C. Swensen photographs of Brigham Young University, approximately 1900-1950

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8424 Series 5
Scope and Contents Series includes 14 prints of photographs taken by John C. Swensen of Brigham Young University campus and students. Dated approximately 1900-1950. Photographs were printed by L. Tom Perry Special Collections Photograph Archives from original negatives between 2011 and 2012.

John C. Swensen photographs of California, approximately 1905-1924

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8424 Series 15
Scope and Contents Series includes 99 prints of photographs taken by John C. Swensen in California. Subjects include: Stanford University campus, 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exhibition, 1915 Panama-California International Exhibition, people visiting a battleship, and residential areas. Dated approximately 1905-1924. Photographs were printed by L. Tom Perry Special Collections Photograph Archives from original negatives between 2011 and 2014.

John C. Swensen photographs of Idaho, approximately 1905-1912

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8424 Series 11
Scope and Contents Series includes 8 prints of photographs taken by John C. Swensen of locations around Idaho. Dated approximately 1905-1912. Photographs were printed by L. Tom Perry Special Collections from original negatives between 2011 and 2012.

John C. Swensen photographs of Provo Canyon, approximately 1900-1950

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8424 Series 4
Scope and Contents Series includes 23 prints of photographs taken by John C. Swensen of people hiking in Provo Canyon. The majority of the photographs are taken in the snow. Dated approximately 1900-1950. Photographs were printed by L. Tom Perry Special Collections Photograph Archives from original negatives between 2012 and 2014.

John C. Swensen photographs of Salt Lake valley, approximately 1900-1950

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8424 Series 7
Scope and Contents Series includes 5 prints of photographs taken by John C. Swensen of looking down at the Salt Lake Valley from a mountain. Materials also include 2 photographs of landmarks in Salt Lake City: the Salt Lake Temple and a statue of Brigham Young. Dated approximately 1900-1950. Photographs were printed by L. Tom Perry Special Collections Photograph Archives from original negatives between 2011 and 2012.

John C. Swensen photographs of southern Utah, approximately 1906-1909

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8424 Series 8
Scope and Contents Series includes 20 prints of photographs taken by John C. Swensen in Southern Utah. Subjects include Native Americans and landscapes, especially red rock formations and gorges. Dated approximately 1906-1909. Photographs were printed by L. Tom Perry Special Collections Photograph Archives from original negatives between 2012 and 2014.

John C. Swensen photographs of the back of Mount Timpanogos, approximately 1900-1950

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8424 Series 2
Scope and Contents Series includes 10 prints of photographs taken by John C. Swensen of people hiking on the back side of Mount Timpanogos. Dated approximately 1900-1950. Photographs were printed by L. Tom Perry Special Collections Photograph Archives from original negatives in May 2012.

John C. Swensen photographs of the Buckskin Mountains, approximately 1905-1912

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8424 Series 10
Scope and Contents Series includes 12 prints of photographs taken by John C. Swensen of people in the Buckskin Mountains. Dated approximately 1905-1912. Photographs were printed by L. Tom Perry Special Collections from original negatives between 2011 and 2012.