Willey, Ivan R. (Ivan Robison), 1912-2011
- Existence: 1912 - 2011
Ivan Robison Willey (1912-2011) was an education professor and educational administrator in Utah and Wyoming.
Ivan Robison Willey was born on January 14, 1911, in Byron, Wyoming, to parents Roy and Clarissa Robison Willey. After recognition in his youth for his talent for basketball, Ivan attended Brigham Young University and graduated with his B.S. degree. Ivan married Evelyn Bourne on February 16, 1935, in Heber City, Utah. Together they moved to Wyoming, where Ivan obtained both his master's and doctoral degrees from the Univeristy of Wyoming. His original doctoral research resulted in the Wyoming School Foundation Program, which provided funding for schools in the state for 50 years. Ivan was a principal and superintendent for the Wyoming public school system for 20 years, and helped to start a local bank as well. Ivan was also professor, dean, and department head in the College of Education at the Univeristy of Wyoming for 22 years. missionary, bishop, high councilor, and stake president, and director of the Idaho Falls Temple Visitors' Center in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints Cheyenne, Wyoming Stake were also positions Ivan held. ivan was also a father, grandfather, and great-grandfather to fifteen before he passed away.
Citation:Deseret news, via WWW, Feb. 3, 2016 (Ivan Robinson Willey; b. Jan. 14, 1911 in Byron, Wyo.; parents Roy and Clarissa Robison Willey; d. Nov. 29, 2011 in Provo, Utah; distinguished basketball player; B.S. from BYU, Master's and Doctorate degrees from University of Wyoming; original doctoral research resulted in the Wyoming Legislature passing the Wyoming School Foundation Program, which provided equitable funding for Wyoming schools for 50 years; principal, superintendent in Wyoming for 20 years; and professor, dean, and department head in college of Education at the University of Wyoming for 22 years; Bishop, High Councilor, and President of the Cheyenne, Wyoming Stake from 1969-1979; Director of the Idaho Falls Temple Visitors' Center from Sept. 1979-Mar. 1981; founded a bank in Laramie Wyoming; he was a father, grandfather, and great-grandfather to 15 before he passed away)
Ancestry.com, via WWW, Feb. 3, 2016 (Ivan Robison Willey; Ivan R. Willey; m. Evelyn Bourne February 16, 1935, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah)
Familysearch, via WWW, Mar. 22, 2016 (Ivan Robison Willey; Ivan R. Willey)
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Ivan Robison Willey family papers, 1931-2003
Contains papers regarding Willey and his family life, including photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and ephemera both in the form of scrapbook pages and loose pieces. Dated 1931-2003.
Ivan Robison Willey mission papers, 1979-1981
Contains correspondence, articles, reports, ephemera, and photographs and negatives from Ivan and Evelyn Willey's mission in Boise, Idaho. Contents dated 1979-1981.
Ivan Robison Willey papers on Brigham Young University, 1930-2001
Materials include correspondence, articles, and various ephemera concering the years of education, courtship, and marriage while at BYU. Also contains honors awarded later towards Willey from or about his connection to BYU in academics and his profession. Materials date from 1930 to 2001.
Ivan Robison Willey papers on stake leadership, 1968-1979
Contains correspondence, activity programs, certificates of callings and authority, photographs, and directories of members in the Church of Jesus Christ in the Wyoming area, particularly under Willey as a stake president. Dated 1968-1979.
Ivan Robison Willey papers on Superior, Wyoming, 1940-1955
Contains correspondence, event programs and information, articles, certificates, and scrapbook pages concerning the years of the Willey family in Superior, Wyoming, with Ivan working as a superintendent. Materials dated 1940-1955.
Ivan Robison Willey papers on University of Wyoming, 1954-1977
Contains correspondence, articles, and newspaper clippings regarding Willey's years as faculty and a dean at the University of Wyoming. Includes ephemera such as a plaque, cards, and event pins. Dated 1954-1977.
Ivan Robison Willey papers on Wyoming, 1935-1941
Contains photographs, correspondence, articles, and notes on the early years of Ivan and Evelyn Willey living in Wyoming, including their family life, Ivan's career in education administration and sport coaching, further schooling at the University of Wyoming, and church life. Dated 1935-1941.
Ivan Robison Willey personal papers, 1940-2011
Contains Willey's masters and doctoral theses, biography, correspondence and addresses or speeches from his education administration era, and funeral correspondence and programs and his obituary. Materials dated 1940-2011.
Ivan Robison Willey papers
- Archival Object 8
- Collection 1
- Education -- Wyoming 7
- Elementary and Secondary Education 7
- Home and Family 7
- Social Life and Customs 7
- Articles 5
- Photographs 5
- Certificates 2
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 2
- Programs 2
- Speeches, addresses, etc. 2
- Color photographs 1
- Directories 1
- Dissertations, Academic 1
- Mormon missionaries -- Idaho -- Boise 1
- Mormons -- Wyoming 1
- Notes 1
- Printed ephemera 1
- Reports 1
- Scrapbooks 1
- Superior (Wyo. : Town) 1 ∧ less