McDonald, Howard S. (Howard Stevenson), 1894-1986
- Existence: 1894 - 1986
Howard S. McDonald (1894-1986) served as the sixth president of Brigham Young University from 1945-1949.
Howard Stevenson McDonald was born July 18, 1894. On November 14, 1945 Howard S. McDonald was inaugurated as the sixth president of Brigham Young University. A time of great growth for the university, enrollment doubled from 2,700 students in the fall of 1945 to 5,400 students in the 1947-1948 school year. McDonald spent most of his tenure working tirelessly to increase the number of buildings on campus, to solidify the organizational structure of the university and to recruit additional faculty members. He created the Dean of Students Office to oversee non-academic programs on campus and welcomed over eighty new faculty to the campus.
Beginning in 1946 McDonald began lobbying the Board of Trustees for funds to build a science building, a library addition, a student union building, additional dormitories, and a fine arts building. Funds for the science building were appropriated in 1946, but construction did not begin until 1948 and the building was not completed until after the end of McDonald's administration. McDonald also worked diligently to obtain surplus military housing from the Ogden arsenal. Using funds from the Federal Works Program, he oversaw the conversion of forty-five temporary buildings into a student housing complex called Wymount Village.
Following his tenure as president of BYU, he served as president of Los Angeles City College from 1949-1958 and president of Los Angeles State College from 1958 to 1962.
Citation:Brief autobiography, 1969: t.p. (Howard S. McDonald)
Wikipedia, via WWW, Aug. 25, 2009: (Howard Stevenson McDonald; b. July 18, 1894; d. Oct. 25, 1986; president of Brigham Young University, 1945-1949; president of Los Angeles City College, 1949-1958; president of Los Angeles State College, 1958-1962)
OCLC, Aug. 25, 2009 (hdg.: McDonald, Howard S. ; McDonald, Howard S. (Howard Stevenson), 1894- ; McDonald, Howard S., 1894- ; McDonald, Howard Stevenson, 1894-; usage: Howard S. McDonald ; Howard McDonald)
BYU History: L. Tom Perry Special Collections, website, via WWW, Sept. 19, 2012: Howard S. McDonald and Brigham Young University (1894-1986, born July 18, 1894, November 14, 1945 inaugurate sixth president, enrollments doubled from 2700 to 5400 in 1947-1948, created Dean of Students Office, eighty new faculty, 1946 lobbied for science building, library addition, student union, dormitories, fine arts building, 1946 funds for science building, construction 1948, not finished, surplus military housing, Ogden arsenal, funds from Federal Works Program, 45 temporary buildings, Wymount Village, president Los Angeles City College 1949-1958, Los Angeles State College 1958-1962)
Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:
Richard Edmond Bennett, Harvard S. Heath, and James R. Clark interview
Brigham Young University contracts with the Veterans Administration
Contains contracts negotiated between the Veterans Administration and Brigham Young University concerning financial aid for veterans.
Brigham Young University inaugural speeches and responses
Contains only inaugural speeches and responses by presidents Harris, McDonald, Wilkinson, Oaks, Holland, and Lee.
Brigham Young University presidential portraits
Contains portraits of the presidents of the university from Warren N. Dusenberry to Merrill J. Bateman, excluding Rex E. Lee's portrait. Materials date from between 1875 and 2003.
Collection of sketches of Brigham Young University presidents
Series of panorama-style sketches of the presidents of Brigham Young University from Warren N. Dusenberry through Jeffrey R. Holland.
Carl F. Eyring papers
Contains correspondence concerning research projects, annual department budgets, personal opinions as to the future of Brigham Young University. Also includes records of a farewell reception and address given in behalf of President and Mrs. Howard S. McDonald, 1943-1950.
George H. Hansen albums, 1914-1963
George H. Hansen loose photographs, 1900-1980
George H. Hansen negatives, 1896-1972
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.
George H. Hansen slides, 1915-1971
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.