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John C. Swensen photograph of Washington, D.C., approximately 1905-1915

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8424 Series 14
Materials include 553 photographs taken by John C. Swensen. The majority of the photographs were taken in Utah, but there are also photographs taken in the states surrounding Utah, especially Idaho and California, and some photographs in locations on the Eastern coast of the United States. There are many photographs of people, especially family and friends. There are also photographs of important events, including the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition and the 1915 Panama-California International Exhibition. There are also many photographs of places and landscapes, including the Stanford University campus, Yellowstone, Mount Timpanogos, and the Grand Canyon. Dated approximately 1900-1950. Photographs from series 1 through 18 were printed by L. Tom Perry Special Collections Photograph Archives from original negatives between 2011 and 2014.

Dates

  • approximately 1905-1915

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John C. Swensen photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

1 folder

Biographical History

John C. (Canute) Swensen (1869-1953) was a teacher at Brigham Young Academy and a professor of sociology, dean of the College of Education, and athletic director at Brigham Young University.

John C. (Canute) Swensen was born on February 4, 1869 in Pleasant Grove to Knud and Johanna Marie Hansen Swensen. His parents were born in Denmark and had immigrated to the United States. John C. was the fourth of five children. He was married to Margaret Davis on June 21, 1899; they had ten children. John C. had early experiences with farming. He served a six week mission to Park City. He then began his teaching career in Panguitch, Utah, in 1889. John C. later received the A.B. at Stanford University and later obtained an M.A. at Columbia University. He received instruction from the early sociologists of America. He was devoted in his teaching. He began teaching at Brigham Young Academy in 1898. He was dean of the college division of Brigham Young University from 1904-1910 and acting dean of BYU’s College of Education from 1921-1925. He was the head of BYU’s sociology department for 30 years. He died on August 30, 1953.

General

Series includes 1 print of a photograph taken by John C. Swensen in Washington, D.C. Dated approximately 1905-1915. Photograph was printed by L. Tom Perry Special Collections Photograph Archives from original negative in May 2012.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States