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Jenson, Ralph W. (Ralph William), 1910-1988



  • Existence: 1910 - 1988

Biographical History

Ralph W. Jenson (1910-1988) was an American printer and photographer.

Ralph William Jenson was born on April 12, 1910 in Ogden, Utah to David Jenson and Emma Anderson Jenson, and raised in Utah. He studied architecture for a while in New York City and other places, before returning to Brigham Young University to pursue his education. On May 20, 1936 he married Helen Harris in the Salt Lake Temple, and they had four children. He then pursued a career as a printer, photographer, and other odd jobs in places including Georgia and California. He died May 9, 1988 in Walnut Creek, California.

Citation:, via WWW, Apr. 5, 2013 (Ralph W. Jenson; b. Apr. 12, 1910 in Utah; d. May 9, 1988 in Calif.), via WWW, Apr. 5, 2013 (Ralph William Jenson; b. Apr. 12, 1910 in Ogden, Utah; parents, David Jenson and Emma Caroline Anderson; m. Helen Harris on May 20, 1936 in Salt Lake Temple; four children; d. May 9, 1988 in Walnut Creek, Calif.)

Janet Jenson biographies, 1984-2000 (MSS 8184) (grew up in Utah; studied architecture for a while in New York City and other places; returned to BYU for an education; four children; pursued career as printer, photographer, other jobs in Ga. and Calif.)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Janet Jenson biographies

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8184
Scope and Contents

Contains two biographies, compiled by Jenson, about her parents, Ralph W. Jenson and Helen Harris Jenson. The volumes discuss their lives and heritage. Materials date from between 1984 and 2000.

Dates: 1984-2000

Student Publications Office records

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 126
Scope and Contents

Contains budget reports, bids, audits, contracts and correspondence between Franklin S. Harris, Brigham Young University President, 1921-1945, Ralph W. Jenson, Brigham Young University Banyan editor and photographers, printers and designers concerning the preparations of the Banyan and the "Y" News. 13 items.

Dates: 1932-1933

Additional filters:

Banyan (Provo, Utah) 1
Bids (Contracts) 1
Biography 1
Budgets 1
Colleges and Universities 1