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Oral history interview with Charles Lynn Hayward

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 112

Scope and Contents

Contains interview of Hayward by Herbert Frost on November 8-15, 1983 as part of the Joint Oral History Project for the Brigham Young University Archives and Brigham Young University Alumni Association Emeritus Club. The interview was transcribed in 1984. The material covers the time that Dr. Hayward was growing up in Paris, Idaho, observations on student life at Brigham Young University in the 1920s, and working on his doctorate at the University of Illinois. Much of the interview covers his tenure in the Zoology Department at BYU. He includes his observations on the administration of BYU and his department and gives his impressions of prominent individuals associated with the university including three presidents of that institution. Includes sound recording and transcript.


  • 1983-1984


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 Oral history interview with Charles Lynn Hayward must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Charles Lynn Hayward (1903-1998) was a Mormon zoology professor in Utah.

Charles Lynn Hayward was born on July 16, 1903, in Paris, Idaho, to parents William Gammon and Elen Neibaur Hayward. He married Eliabeth Cook on August 5, 1930, in Logan, Utah, and together they had two children. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. from Brigham Young University and a PhD from the University of Illinois in 1942. He taught biology at Fielding High School in Paris, Idaho for three years until 1930. He joined the Brigham Young University faculty in 1930 as an assistant in the zoology department. He worked at Brigham Young University until his retirement in 1969. During his career he was professor, department chair, and played a crucial role in the development of the Department of Zoology.

Hayward died on August 30, 1998, in Provo, Utah.


1 volume (20 leaves)

5 folders (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).


Related title Joint oral history project.


Includes index.

Register of Oral history interview with Charles Lynn Hayward
Jennifer Kim
2011 August 17
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US