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Booth, Lillian C. (Lillian Clayson), 1894-1967

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1894 - 1967

Biographical History

Lillian C. Booth (1894-1967) was an academic administrator and counselor in Utah.

Lillian Clayson was born on November 1894 in Lake Shore, Utah to Eli J. Clayson and Ann E. Hawkins. She attended Brigham Young University, earning her normal certificate in 1915. She took a teaching position in Provo, Utah, where she remained until 1924. In 1919 she married Wayne Chipman Booth in the Salt Lake Temple. They had two children before the untimely death of her husband in 1927.

On her own, Lillian Booth returned to teaching to support her family. She first taught at Harrington Elementary School in American Fork, Utah in 1928. In 1937 he was made principal of the school, becoming one of the first female principals in the state. During this time she completed her bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University, and was active in the American Association of University Women.

In 1945 Booth replaced Dean of Women Nettie Neff Smart at Brigham Young University, with the title of Counselor of Women. During this time, she also acted as the advisor to the Associated Women Students on campus. She resigned from the university in 1959 to marry Ray J. Davis, a professor of botany at Idaho State University.

Booth passed away on March 21, 1967 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Citation:
Women of Commitment, 1997: p. 62 (Lillian Clayson; b. Nov. 1894 in Lake Shore, Utah; parents: Eli J. Clayson, Ann E. Hawkins) p. 63 (attended Brigham Young University, earned normal certificate in 1915) p. 64 (taught in Provo, Utah, 1918-1924; m. 1919 to Wayne Chipman Booth in Salt Lake Temple; husband died in 1927; taught at Harrington Elementary School in American Fork, Utah, 1928) p. 65 (1937, became principal of Harrington Elementary, one of first female principals in state; completed bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University; became Counselor of Women at BYU) p. 66 (active in American Association of University Women) p. 68 (resigned in 1959 to marry Ray J. Davis, professor of botany at Idaho State University; d. Mar. 21, 1967 in Salt Lake City, Utah)

Banyan, 1946: p. 34 (Lillian C. Booth, Chairman of Women's Activities, Advisor to A.W.S.)

Banyan, 1950: p. 19 (Lillian C. Booth, Counselor of Women)

Banyan, 1955: p. 154 (Lillian C. Booth, Counselor for Women)

Familysearch, via WWW, Jan. 7, 2019 (Lillian Clayton; two childen; d. in Salt Lake City, Utah)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Associated Women Students of Brigham Young University : report / compiled by Lillian C. Booth and Arnolene Snow

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231243848]
Identifier: UA 592
Scope and Contents

Report lists the officers of the Associated Women Students of Brigham Young University for the years 1922-1956.

Dates: 1956

Lillian C. Booth papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2797
Scope and Contents

Contains one box of notecards previously owned by Booth. Notecards contain stories, jokes, speeches anecdotes, contacts, and other items. Arranged in order as found in original box.

Dates: approximately 1945-1968

Lillian C. Booth papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 56
Scope and Contents

Collection includes typescripts of job descriptions (some carbon copies and photocopies) for the Counselor of Women (1950, 1953-1955, 1957), annual reports (1945-1957), lists of officers from 1922-1957 of the Associated Women Students of Brigham Young University, a history from 1897-1957 of the Matron, Dean of Women, and Counselor of Women, and records of sample student problems.

Dates: 1947-1958

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Subject
Reports 2
Histories (Literary works) 1
Notes 1
Transcripts 1
Women college students -- Utah -- Provo 1