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Thomas, Robert K. (Robert Kedzie), 1918-1998

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1918-1998

Biographical History

Robert K. Thomas (1918-1998) was a college professor and administrator in Utah. He started at Brigham Young University in 1951 as a faculty member of the English Department and Establishing Director of the Honors Program. In 1966 he was named Assistant Academic Vice-President to Earl C. Crocket, then Academic Vice President to Ernest L. Wilkinson a year later. He also served as a commissioner of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. In 1980, Dr. Thomas served as a special assistant to Jeffrey R. Holland until his retirement in 1983.

Citation

Robert K. Thomas papers, 1956-1989

Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, Mar. 25, 2009 (Robert K. Thomas; Academic Vice-President of Brigham Young University, 1967)

Mormon Literature Database, Mar. 25, 2009 (Robert K. Thomas; Robert Kedzie Thomas; b. 1918)

Ancestry.com, viewed Mar. 25, 2009 (Robert K. Thomas; Robert Kedzie Thomas; b. July 22, 1918 in Sunnyside, Utah; d. Oct. 3, 1998 in Provo, Utah)

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Administrative Council records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 914
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence concerning accreditation, Administrative Council, colleges and departments, committees, divisions and schools, faculty, foundations and scholarships, Mormon studies, university presidents, deans of colleges, and administrative directors. Also includes individual academic unit reports.
Dates: 1966-1974

Brigham Young University vice-presidential records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 687
Overview Collection of records and correspondence during the time of Robert K. Thomas in his position of Academic Vice President of Brigham Young University.
Dates: 1956-1989

BYU College Bowl correspondence and articles

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 447
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence, articles, memoranda concerning the appearance of the BYU College bowl team on the General Electric College Bowl television show. The team was coached by Robert K. Thomas, and consisted of students Robert Despain, JoJean Loflin, Todd Britsch, and David Stone.
Dates: 1961-1962

Division of Continuing Education videotapes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1276
Abstract This collection contains videotapes of various conferences and lectures that were filmed by the Division of Continuing Education between the years of 1980 and 1988. The majority of the videotapes in this collection are of lectures given by Stephen R. Covey.
Dates: 1980-1988

George H. Hansen photograph collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1628
Abstract This is primarily a collection of original Hansen prints, slides, and negatives and also includes photographic albums belonging to George Hansen, Afton Allred Hansen, and Bessie Hansen.
Dates: approximately 1896-1980

Inside the Wilkinson era

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 871
Scope and Contents Interview by Heber G. Wolsey with Ben E. Lewis, Robert K. Thomas, Harvey Taylor, Sam Brewster, and Bruce L. Olsen concerning their personal experiences with Ernest L. Wilkinson. Wilkinson's resignation as president of Brigham Young University had beeen announced in March 1971, and the inteviews were recorded as a tribute to him.
Dates: 1971 May 25