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Harris, Franklin Stewart, 1884-1960

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1884-1960

Biographical History

Franklin Stewart Harris (1884-1960) was President of Brigham Young University from 1921 to 1945. During that time he helped the university grow both physically, with adding new buildings and also intellectually by hiring more teachers and establishing international connections for the University.

Franklin Stewart Harris was born August 29, 1884 in Benjamin, Utah. He moved with his family to the state of Chihuahua, Mexico in the 1890s to the Mormon colonies there. He would study at Brigham Young University and go on to Cornell to receive his doctorate. Harris served as president of Brigham Young University from 1921 until 1945. His administration was characterized by improvement in academics and by growth of the University's physical facilities, such as the construction of the Heber J. Grant Library building. Even with the financial pressures of the Great Depression from the late 1920s to the 1930s, Harris was able to help increase Brigham Young University attendance, library and campus facilities.

In 1945 Harris left Brigham Young University to be the president of the Utah State Agricultural College (what is now Utah State University). He died April 18, 1960 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Citation

LCCN 24-22058: His Scientific research and human welfare, 1924 (hdg.: Harris, Franklin Stewart, 1884-1960; usage: Franklin Stewart Harris)

The many lives of Franklin S. Harris, [2003], ©2003: t.p. (Franklin S. Harris) p.1 (b. 29 August 1884, Benjamin, Utah) p.341 (d. 18 April 1960, Salt Lake City, Utah)

Wikipedia, website viewed 20 May 2011 (Franklin S. Harris; Franklin Stewart Harris; b. August 29, 1884 in Benjamin, Utah Territory, United States; d. April 18, 1960; president of Brigham Young University 1921-1945; president of Utah State Agricultural College (now Utah State University) 1945-1950; agricultural scientist; doctorate from Cornell University; professor and head of the agricultural experiment station at Utah State Agriculrural College; undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University; childhood in the Mormon Colonies in Chihuahua, Mexico; candidate for United States Senate in Utah in 1938; General Board of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1923; mission to Japan in 1926; mission to Syria in 1927)

Brigham Young University Office of the President, May 28, 2014 (Past Presidents; president from 1921-1945)

BYU Magazine, May 28, 2014 (Franklin S. Harris; administration characterized by improvement in academics; increased attendance, library, and facilities)

Latter-Day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, vol. 4, 1941: p. 240 (moved to Chihuahua, Mexico in the 1890s; studied at Brigham Young University and Cornell University)

Found in 5543 Collections and/or Records:

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 Sub-Series — Box: 26, Folder: ?
Identifier: MSS P 340 Series 6
Scope and Contents Collection includes photographs taken by Harris while on multiple trips around the world and in the western United States between 1910 and 1954.

#0-35, Trip to Isafahan by air, 15 Nov. 1950

 Sub-Series — Box: 8, Folder: Page I7, 10,166-10,201
Identifier: MSS P 340 Series 5 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents Collection includes photographs taken by Harris while on multiple trips around the world and in the western United States between 1910 and 1954.

#0-35, Views in California, Jan. & Feb. 1953

 Sub-Series — Box: 8, Folder: Page I29, 10,895-10,930
Identifier: MSS P 340 Series 5 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents Collection includes photographs taken by Harris while on multiple trips around the world and in the western United States between 1910 and 1954.

#0-36, [Trip from Shabankareh or Chabankareh to Shiraz, 27-28 Jan. 1951

 Sub-Series — Box: 8, Folder: Page I12, 10,325-10,360
Identifier: MSS P 340 Series 5 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents Collection includes photographs taken by Harris while on multiple trips around the world and in the western United States between 1910 and 1954.

#0, Garden of Sheikh [Abdulla] Suleyman, [Al Hufuf] spoiled[?], 23 May 1946

 Sub-Series — Box: 7, Folder: 9805
Identifier: MSS P 340 Series 5 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Collection includes photographs taken by Harris while on multiple trips around the world and in the western United States between 1910 and 1954.

#1-10, At Duadameme [or Ad Duwadami] where we stayed over night outside the walls, 17 May

 Sub-Series — Box: 7, Folder: 9709-18
Identifier: MSS P 340 Series 5 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Collection includes photographs taken by Harris while on multiple trips around the world and in the western United States between 1910 and 1954.

#1-10, Khabarovsk, Sept. 1929

 Sub-Series — Box: 5, Folder: 4144-53
Identifier: MSS P 340 Series 5 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Collection includes photographs taken by Harris while on multiple trips around the world and in the western United States between 1910 and 1954.

#1-10, [Trip across Saudi Arabia], 17-18 May 1946

 Sub-Series — Box: 7, Folder: 9741-50
Identifier: MSS P 340 Series 5 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Collection includes photographs taken by Harris while on multiple trips around the world and in the western United States between 1910 and 1954.

#1-10, Views of House of the Governador [Palacio de Gobernador]

 Sub-Series — Box: 6, Folder: 6414-23
Identifier: MSS P 340 Series 5 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Collection includes photographs taken by Harris while on multiple trips around the world and in the western United States between 1910 and 1954.

#1-10, Yuma, Ariz, 8 Nov. 1937

 Sub-Series — Box: 5, Folder: 5499-5508
Identifier: MSS P 340 Series 5 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Collection includes photographs taken by Harris while on multiple trips around the world and in the western United States between 1910 and 1954.