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John Andreas Widtsoe collection

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 53

Scope and Contents

Contains typewritten reports on surveys relating to land use planning, erosion, surveys, and irrigation in the West United States. Many of these reports include maps of the areas under discussion. These materials were compiled by John A. Widtsoe in 1925.

Dates

  • 1925

Creator

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 the John A. Widtsoe collection, 1925, must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

John A. Widtsoe was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1921 until his death. Widtsoe was also a noted author, scientist, and academic. Widtsoe was born on the island of Froya in Sor-Trondelag, Norway to John and Anna Widtsoe. After his father died, his mother was introduced to the Church in Tondheim. Widtsoe immigrated to the Utah Territory with his mother and brother in 1883. Widtsoe was educated at the Brigham Young College in Logan, Utah. He graduated from Harvard University with honors in 1894. He married Leah Dunford, a granddaughter of Brigham Young. Widtsoe was a professor at Utah State University and Brigham Young University. For two years in the 1920s, he lived in Washington, D.C. where he supervised the reorganization of the Federal Bureau of Reclamation.

Extent

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language

English

Overview

The collection contains typewritten reports on surveys relating to land use planning, erosion, surveys, and irrigation in the West United States. Many of these reports include maps of the areas under discussion. These materials were compiled by John A. Widtsoe in 1925.

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Creator

Title
Register of the John Andreas Widtsoe collection
Status
Completed
Author
Rose Frank
Date
2011 March 23
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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