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Merrill, Amos N. (Amos Newlove), 1875-1953



  • Existence: 1875 - 1953

Biographical History

Amos N. Merrill (1875-1953) was an education professor in Utah.

Amos Newlove Merrill was born on March 15, 1875 in Richmond, Utah. After attending both Brigham Young College and the Agricultural College of Utah (now Utah State University), he received a bachelor's degree in science in Logan. After serving as a missionary in England from 1897-1900 in England, he returned to marry Eliza Lewis Drysdale on April 25, 1900. While he spent the first couple of years of their marriage working as a member of the faculty of Brigham Young College as an instructor of Mechanical Tools, he attended the Graduate School of Agriculture at the University of Illinois from 1906-1908 to become a professor of Agriculture in both Brigham Young College and Brigham Young University starting in 1909. From 1921-1922, he returned to Illinois and attended Stanford to get his Ph.D. and was later promoted as the Dean of Brigham Young University. While he worked at BYU from 1910-1953, he was elected to the Utah Board of Education, served as the President of the Utah Education Association, and became a member of both the Utah Academy of Sciences and Letters and Phi Delta Cappa. In addition to this, he published books and papers including "Balanced Wheels" and "Mormon Way of Life." In 1953, he passed away in Provo, Utah.

The Lives of Amos Newlove and Eliza Drysdale Merrill, 1990: p. 1-3 (Amos Newlove Merrill: Life Sketch; b. March 15, 1975; d. 1953; Attended Brigham Young College and the Agricultural College of Utah; Served as Missionary in England 1897-1900; Married Eliza Lewis Drysdale in 1900; University Career)

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Annotated copy of Banyan

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230328756]
Identifier: MSS SC 2949
Scope and Contents

Brigham Young University yearbook containing signatures of the university presidency (George H. Brimhall, Joseph B. Keeler, Amos N. Merrill), studentbody presidency, instructors, and other associates.

Dates: 1915

Curriculum collection

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231035301]
Identifier: UA 165
Scope and Contents

Collection includes various reports and descriptions of courses offered by the University. 47 items.

Dates: 1914-1919

Leola G. Merrill papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3748
Scope and Contents

Consists primarily of personal papers documenting Merrill's authorship of numerous Mormon-themed dramas and programs, but also contains the personal papers and/or memorabilia of her husband, David M. Merrill, her parents, Luman Peter and Veda Jane Walker Green, and David's father, Amos N. Merrill. Materials dated 1911-2002.

Dates: 1911-2002

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Colleges and Universities 2
Education 2
American drama -- 20th century 1
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