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Wright, H. Curtis (Herbert Curtis), 1928-2012



  • Existence: 1928 - 2012

Biographical History

H. Curtis Wright (1928-2012) was a professor at Brigham Young University.

Herbert Curtis Wright was born on February 19, 1928 to Herbert Emir Wright and Frances Minerva Curtis Wright. He served in the United States Navy from 1946 to 1948 and then went on a Latter-day Saint mission to the Navajo reservation from 1948 to 1950. Wright received three master's degree in library science and Semitic languages before earning his PhD in Library Science and Greek Literature from Case Western University in 1969. In 1969 he began to teach in the School of Library and Information Sciences at Brigham Young University. He worked there until his retirement in 1993.

In 1957 Wright married Jeannene Dowding and together they had five sons. After Jeannene died in 1996, Wright married Jean Bates, though she too passed away in 2009. Wright died after a brief illness on June 28, 2012.

His The oral antecedents of Greek librarianship, c1977.

His Ancient burials of metallic foundation documents in stone boxes, c1983: t.p. (H. Curtis Wright) p. 41 (prof. of lib. and info. science, Brigham Young Univ.; composite doctorate in Greek studies and lib. educ. (CWRU))

Contemporary authors, 1982 (Wright, Herbert Curtis; born February 16, 1928 in Salt Lake City, Utah; son of Herbert Emil Wright and Frances Minerva Curtis; B.A., M.A., Brigham Young University, 1955; M.S. in L.S., University of Southern California, 1959; M.A., Ph. D., Case Western Reserve University, 1969; cataloger, Brigham Young University, 1959-1965; professor of library and information science, beginning 1969; member of Association of American Library Schools, Society of Educators and Scholars, Utah Library Association)

Provo Daily Herald, via WWW, January 25, 2012 (January 25, 2012 edition; Herbert Curtis Wright; scholar, BYU professor; died January 22, 2012)

SereniCare Funeral Home, November 19, 2012: H. Curtis Wright (b. Feb. 19, 1928 to Herbert Emir Wright and Frances Minerva Curtis Wright; U.S. Navy 1946-1948; Latter-day Saint mission to Navajo reservation 1948-1950; 3 master's degrees in Library Science and Semitic languages; PhD from Case Western University in 1969; taught at School of Library and Information Sciences at BYU 1969-1993; m. Jeannene Dowding 1957-1996; m. Jean Bates until her death in 2009; d. June 28, 2012)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

School of Library and Information Sciences curriculum materials

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5443
Scope and Contents

Contains curriculum materials produced for classes taught by Wright in the School of Library and Information Sciences. Includes articles that were either written by Wright or used in research by him. Also included are books, slides, and reports related to his research.

Dates: 1971-2002

Victor Purdy papers from the School of Library and Information Sciences, 1962-1993

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8107 Series 3
Scope and Contents This series contains the minutes of faculty meetings (1977-1991), the curriculum committee (1971-1989), and the administrative committee (1962-1965). University policies, collection development policies, course and teaching schedules are also present. This series also has the Grad SLIS news letters from 1966-1993. Issues of the Journal of the Utah Library Association published during the 1970's are also part of this series. There are evaluations, accreditations, annual reports (1966-67),...
Dates: 1962-1993