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Eyring, Carl F. (Carl Ferdinand), 1889-1951



  • Existence: 1889 - 1951

Biographical History

Carl F. Eyring (1889-1951) was a professor of physics and mathematics in Utah.

Carl Ferdinand Eyring was born in Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, on August 30, 1889. His early education took place at the Juarez Stake Elementary School (from which he graduated in 1902) and continued at the Juarez Stake Academy (from which he graduated in 1908). He commenced his collegiate career at Brigham Young University in 1909 where he studied under noted physicist Harvey Fletcher. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1912 and pursued graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin from which he received an master's degree in 1915.

Eyring joined the faculty of Brigham Young University in 1915. He completed his doctoral degree from the California Institute of Technology in 1923. Eyring was appointed acting dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1923. He was appointed dean in 1924 and served until his death from leukemia in 1951. His service as dean was interrupted at least twice. Once from 1929 to 1931 when he was on leave to work at the Bell Telephone Laboratories and a second time from 1937 to 1939 when he served as mission president of the New England mission. Eyring was largely responsible for the planning of the new science building that the university built in 1950. The building was renamed the Carl F. Eyring Science Center in 1954 in his honor.

LCCN 36-34130: His A survey course in physics, 1936 (hdg.: Eyring, Carl Ferdinand, 1889- ; usage: Carl F. Eyring

Wikipedia, via WWW, June 3, 2010: (Carl F. Eyring; b. Aug. 30. 1889; d. Jan 3, 1951; noted acoustic physicist; served for 30 years as dean of Brigham Young University's College of Arts and Sciences)

L. Tom Perry Special Collections BYU History, via WWW, Jan. 7, 2011 (Carl F. Eyring; born in Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, August 30, 1889; educated at Juarez Stake Elementary School (-1902), Juarez Stake Academy (-1908), Brigham Young University (bachelor's degree, 1909-1912), University of Wisconsin (master's degree, -1915), California Institute of Technology (doctoral degree, -1923); faculty member at BYU, 1915; appointed acting dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, 1923; appointed dean (1924-1951); Bell Telephone Laboratories (1929-1931); mission president of New England Mission (1937-1939); d. 1951)

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

George H. Hansen albums, 1914-1963

Identifier: MSS 1628 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains scenes from Hansen's mission in England, travels and studies in Mexico, Texas, and California, geology trips, visit to Indonesia to establish a geology department at Gadjah Mada University, and his college years and service in the Utah State ROTC; Afton Allred Hansen's mission to the Eastern States in the 1920s; Bessie Hansen and her family and friends in Richfield, Utah, her nursing work, on camping trips and other vacations; Mildred Allred with her friends and family, on trips to...
Dates: 1914-1963

George H. Hansen loose photographs, 1900-1980

Identifier: MSS 1628 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains photographs 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...
Dates: 1900-1980

George H. Hansen negatives, 1896-1972

Identifier: MSS 1628 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains 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.

Dates: 1896-1972

George H. Hansen slides, 1915-1971

Identifier: MSS 1628 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains 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, and Turkey.

Dates: 1915-1971

George H. Hansen photograph collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1628

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

Jean Anne Waterstradt collection on Carl F. Eyring, 1985

 Series — Folder 3: Series 3 [Barcode: 31197233240248]
Identifier: MSS 7703 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains an autobiographical sketch, a photograph, reminescences by Franklin S. Harris Jr., and a couple of letters concerning the material.

Dates: 1985

Milton Marshall papers

Identifier: UA 387
Scope and Contents

Contains papers, correspondence, notes, and photographs regarding teaching, research, and administration at Brigham Young University. The correspondence deals with various university matters.

Dates: 1948-1961

Oral history interview with Fern Eyring Fletcher

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 70
Scope and Contents

Interview by Hollis Scott with Fern Eyring Fletcher of her recollections of childhood, her father Stephen L. Chipman, various General Authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, experiences in high school, as a student at Brigham Young University, about faculty members at BYU, her teaching experiences at BYU, and her feelings about BYU. Includes sound recordings and a transcript.

Dates: 1981

Photograph of Carl F. Eyring

 Digital Record
Identifier: AP2_F100_p100topright