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Thompson, Eugene



  • Existence: 1944 - 2018

Biographical History

Eugene Thompson (1944-2018) was a professor and author in Idaho.

Eugene Taylor Thompson was born on August 26, 1944 in San Bernardino, California to Elmer Taylor Thompson and Margaret Marie Dawson. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served as a missionary in Chile. He attended Brigham Young University, and later earned his Ph.D. at the University of Washington. In 1971 he married Phyllis Lyman.

While at Brigham Young University he served as a member of the Centennial History Project. He began working at Ricks College in 1983 in the English Department, but later moved to the Department of History. He taught courses at Ricks, and later Brigham Young University--Idaho, until his retirement in 2011.

Thompson passed away on November 2, 2018 in Gilbert, Arizona.

Eugene Thompson collection, 1986: leaf 2 (Eugene T. Thompson; B.A., Brigham Young University, 1971; writer)

nuc88-85785: His The relics of the heroes in ancient Greece, 1985 (hdg. on WaU rept.: Thompson, Eugene Taylor; usage: Eugene Taylor Thompson), via WWW, May 28, 2020 (Eugene Thompson; Eugene Taylor Thompson; b. Aug. 26, 1944, in San Bernardino, Calif.; parents: Elmer Taylor Thompson and Margaret Marie Dawson; d. Nov. 2, 2018 in Gilbert, Ariz.; graduated, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., University of Washington; taught at Ricks College/BYU-Idaho for over 30 years in Religion, English, History, Letters, Humanities, and Honors; amateur genealogist; served mission in Chile for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; m. Phyllis Lyman)

LinkedIn, via WWW, May 28, 2020: Eugene Thompson (History faculty, 1983-2011), via WWW, May 28, 2020 (Eugene T. Thompson; Eugene Taylor Thompson; b. Aug. 26, 1944 in San Bernardino County, Calif.; m. Mar. 25, 1971 to Phyllis Lyman in Salt Lake County, Utah)

Ricks College catalog, 1985: p. 197 (Eugene T. Thompson; Department of English, beginning 1983; BA, Brigham Young University, 1971; MA, University of Washington, 1978)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Eugene Thompson research notes, approximately 1972-1975

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 566 Series 3 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains subject files, topic and source indexes, source card file, and miscellaneous notes, all on university history. The notes are primarily brief notes compiled by Thompson regarding the Harris and McDonald eras. Materials date from between approximately 1972 and 1975.

Dates: approximately 1972-1975

Oral history interview with George H. Higgs

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2963
Scope and Contents

Typed interview taken from the two included sound tapes. Higgs was interviewed by Eugene Thompson probably sometime in the 1970s. Higgs talks about his knowledge of the history of Brigham Young University and its students.

Dates: 1970

Eugene Thompson research collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1542
Scope and Contents Contains the materials Thompson collected during his research on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and evolution. Includes correspondence, newspaper excerpts, publications, and journal entries. Most of the collection consists of photocopies. These materials present a broad sampling of Mormon views and opinions concerning this topic. The majority of the collection deals with the views of Church leaders in the 20th century, including Joseph F. Smith, B. H. Roberts, James E....
Dates: 1875-1974

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Collection 2
Archival Object 1
Colleges and Universities 2
Education 2
Notes 2
Bible and evolution 1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1