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Merrill, Harrison R. (Harrison Reuben), 1884-1938



  • Existence: 1884 - 1938

Biographical History

Harrison R. Merrill (1884-1938) was a professor and academic administrator in Utah.

Harrison Reuben Merrill was born on November 13, 1884 in Smithfield, Utah to Orrin Jackson Merrill and Elizabeth White. He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1893, and later served as a missionary in Ireland. In 1909 he married Edna Johnson, and they had four children.

Merrill taught school at the Oneida Stake Academy in Preston, Idaho, before joining the faculty at Brigham Young University in 1923. He remained a professor of journalism and English at the university until his death in 1938. He also served as director of the Extension Division from 1936 to 1938. During his career he also wrote poetry and fiction.

Merrill died on August 20, 1938 in Provo, Utah.

His Lesson book for the religion classes in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1925: t.p. (Harrison R. Merrill)

NUC pre-56 (Merrill, Harrison Reuben, 1884-1938)

Mormon Literature Database, via WWW, Aug. 19, 2014 (Harrison R. Merrill; taught Journalism and English at Brigham Young University, 1923-1938, director of Extension Division, 1936-1938)

Encyclopedia of Science Fiction website, via WWW, Aug. 19, 2014 (Harrison R. Merrill; American poet, author, and academic), via WWW, Aug. 19, 2014 (Harrison R. Merrill; Harrison Reuben Merrill; b. Nov. 13, 1884 in Smithfield, Utah; parents: Orrin Jackson Merrill and Elizabeth White; m. Jan. 27, 1909 in Logan, Utah to Edna Johnson, four children; d. Aug. 20, 1938 in Provo, Utah), via WWW, Aug. 19, 2014 (Harrison Reuben Merrill; baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, May 20, 1893; taught at the Oneida Stake Academy; served mission for church in Ireland)

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

J. Roman Andrus portrait of Harrison R. Merrill

 Collection — Oversize 1: [Barcode: 31197232587300]
Identifier: UA 5737
Scope and Contents

Contains a canvas portrait of Harrison R. Merrill painted by J. Roman Andrus. Dated June 26, 1941.

Dates: 1941 June 26

Better photographs : an outline course in theoretical and experimental photography / by Wayne B. Hales. The relation of art principles to pictorial composition / Bent F. Larsen. Press photography / by Harrison R. Merrill

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231035442]
Identifier: UA 150
Scope and Contents

Includes information concerning basic photographic techniques, photo journalism, and the relationship of art principles to photo composition. Also includes 33 original photographic prints.

Dates: date of production not identified

Harrison R. Merrill papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 132
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, essays, and clippings (photocopies) to and from Merrill concerning his publications in newspapers and periodicals, the Alpine Summer School, Brigham Young University athletics, curricula and religious atmosphere, 1924-1929.

Dates: 1924-1929

Harrison R. Merrill photograph collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4254
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the photographs from three scrapbooks that belonged to Harrison R. Merrill. The photographs are of BYU track meets, football, award ceremonies, camping, graduation, and a variety of events from the life of Harrison R. Merrill.

Dates: approximately 1922-1927

Oral history interview with N. La Verl Christensen

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225524229]
Identifier: MSS 2970
Scope and Contents

Typescript of an interview with N. La Verl Christensen by Hollis Scott on November 22, 1984. The interview was taken under the authority of The Joint Oral History Project Brigham Young University Archives Brigham Young University Alumni Association Emeritus Club. Christensen talks about important persons he knew who worked at Brigham Young University.

Dates: 1984 November 22

Photograph of Harrison R. Merrill

 Digital Record
Identifier: UAP2_F118_p118bottomleft

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