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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 58 Collections and/or Records:

George H. Hansen loose photographs, 1900-1980

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1628 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Photos of: George on his mission to England, on geology field trips, on his visit to Indonesia, in the ROTC; of Afton Allred Hansen on his mission to the Eastern States; of Bessie Hansen in Richfield, on vacations, and with her family and friends; of Mildred Allred on her mission to California; of the Greco family (George's aunt); of George's family while he was growing up in Richfield; of the Utah Agricultural College Fair; of Afton as a teacher, missionary, and mother; of George and Afton and...
Dates: Other: 1900-1980

George H. Hansen negatives, 1896-1972

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1628 Series 4
Scope and Contents note Negatives of: George Hansen at Utah State, family trips, and geology; Bessie Hansen with her family and friends; George's mission to England; findings of fossils, arrowheads, and interesting rocks; the trip to Indonesia; redistricting studies; fishing trips; artifacts from a trip to Mexico; Utah maps and documents; Utah gas and oil studies, soil profiles; etc.
Dates: Other: 1896-1972

George H. Hansen slides, 1915-1971

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1628 Series 3
Scope and Contents note Slides of: George and Afton's family and their travels, and family reunions; Afton's BYU tour to Europe; trips (George and Afton, Mildred) to Hawaii, China, Indonesia, Africa, Italy, Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia, Denmark, Norway, England, Fiji, Egypt, Greece, India, the Holy Land, Turkey, etc.
Dates: Other: 1915-1971

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

Robert K. Thomas correspondence with Dallin H. Oaks, 1971-1972

 Series
Identifier: UA 914 Series 35
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence between Thomas and Oaks, dating from between 1971 and 1972.
Dates: 1971-1972

Robert K. Thomas personal correspondence with Ernest L. Wilkinson, 1967-1970

 Series
Identifier: UA 914 Series 29
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence between Thomas and Wilkinson, dating from 1958 to 1970.
Dates: 1967-1970

Robert K. Thomas personal correspondence with Ernest L. Wilkinson, 1969-1971

 Series
Identifier: UA 914 Series 31
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence between Thomas and Wilkinson, dating between 1969 and 1971.
Dates: 1969-1971