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Department of Chemistry chair records, 1961-1964

Identifier: UA 510 Series 6

Scope and Contents

Department of Chemistry chair general correspondence during the service of Loren C. Bryner, dated 1961-1964.


  • 1961-1964


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Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy. Photographs in folders 17 and 18 are condition restricted, items kept in cold storage.

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Biographical / Historical

The Department of Chemistry was established and made a department within the School of Arts and Sciences in 1920 when the Church Teachers College was split. In 1921 the department became part of the College of Arts and Sciences and was later transferred to the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences in 1954. In 1973, the department was moved into the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. The department was disbanded in 1995 to form the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Department chairs included Charles E. Maw (1920-1945), Joseph K. Nicholes (1946-1956), H. Smith Broadbent (1955-1958), Keith P. Anderson (1958-1960); Albert D. Swenson (1960-1964); and Loren C. Bryner (1964-1966).

Biographical / Historical

Loren Conrad Bryner was born January 2, 1904, in Price, Utah to Ella and Enoch Bryner. Loren graduated high school in 1924 and graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in chemistry in 1928. In 1930, he received one of the first awarded master's degrees in chemistry from Brigham Young University. Loren married Murine Fillmore in 1930 and they had three children. He received his Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 1934 and began teaching chemistry at BYU in 1935. He served as chair of the Department of Chemistry from 1964 to 1966. Loren died February 18, 1986, in Orem, Utah.


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