Skip to main content

Farnsworth, Raymond B. (Raymond Bartlett), 1915-1987

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1915 - 1987

Biographical History

Raymond B. Farnsworth (1915-1987) was a professor at Brigham Young University.

Raymond Bartlett Farnsworth was born May 21, 1915 in Enterprise, Washington, Utah, to Bartlett Canfield Farnsworth and Lillie Parthenia Holt. He received his bachelor's from Brigham Young University (BYU), master's degree in soil microbiology from Massachusetts State College, and Ph.D. in soil physics from Ohio State. He then accepted a position as a professor at BYU. While he was a professor at BYU, he worked with the Institute of American Indian Studies and Research at BYU, helping establish agriculture on many reservations throughout Northern America, including some in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. He married his wife, Maurine, December 31, 1943 in San Diego, California. Raymond died October 31, 1987 in Provo, Utah.

Citation:
UPB Files, August 8, 2014 (Born 21 May 1915 in Enterprise, Utah, to Bartlett Canfield Farnsworth and Lillie Parthenia Holt; received his bachelor's from Brigham Young University (BYU); received master's degree in soil microbiology from Massachusetts State College; received Ph.D. in soil physics from Ohio State; professor at BYU; worked with the Institute of American Indian Studies and Research at BYU; married his wife, Maurine, 31 December 1943 in San Diego, California; died 31 October 1987 in Provo, Utah).

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

College of Biology and Agriculture photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 823
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of the deans, faculty, classes, facilities, and groups of the College of Biology and Agriculture as well as its predecessors, the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences and the College of Applied Sciences. Dated approximately 1885-2005.

Dates: approximately 1885-2005

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture chair records, 1957-1980

 Series
Identifier: UA 960 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains information on the operation of the University farm in Spanish Fork, Utah; research on nitrogen-fixation in sagebrush; material on the Desert Biome project, various projects for Iran and a project for the Tennessee Valley Authority; as well as miscellaneous research files and data.

Dates: 1957-1980

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture departmental history project records, 1971-1984

 Series — Box: 1, Folder: 7-9
Identifier: UA 962 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains a copy of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture's 100 year history, notes on material to include in the history, and a brief article about the early roots of the department called "They who Plowed."

Dates: 1971-1984

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Indian history and project records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 962
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, notes, reports, and newspaper clippings relating to the work of Dr. Raymond B. Farnsworth with American Indians, as well as research proposals to various grant agencies.

Dates: approximately 1971-1984

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Indian history project records, 1971-1984

 Series — Box: 1, Folder: 1-6
Identifier: UA 962 Series 1
Scope and Contents

The Indian History Project records contain correspondence, notes, reports, and newspaper clippings relating to the work of Raymond B. Farnsworth with American Indians.

Dates: 1971-1984

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture other project records, 1971-1984

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 962 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains information on agricultural projects undertaken in South America, Libya and with the Utah Idaho Sugar Company. Also included are proposals for research projects to various grant agencies.

Dates: 1971-1984

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 960
Scope and Contents

Contains class notes, research files, publications, student projects, and other materials produced by department administrators. Includes information on the Desert Biome Project, sagebrush, and projects in Iran and Tennessee. Materials date from between 1945 and 1980.

Dates: 1945-1980

Raymond B. Farnsworth papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6876
Scope and Contents

Contains letters, records, studies, charts, drawings, maps, personal notes written by or written to Raymond B. Farnsworth regarding the progess of co-operatives on many Native American reservations throughout the United States. It also includes the legal documents relating to these programs including proposals, management agreements, and financial records. There are also some newspaper clippings related to the projects that Farnsworth was involved with, from 1959 to 1981.

Dates: 1959-1981

History of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, 1885-1974

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 867
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence; memoranda; visual images; news clippings; and lists of classes offered, student statistics, names and addresses of graduates, graduates who received fellowships, deceased graduates, faculty and staff. Includes a table of contents. Title page suggests that the history was originally compiled by Farnsworth between 1946 and 1958, then revised and updated in 1973-1974.

Dates: 1974

Oral history interview with Raymond B. Farnsworth

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6819
Scope and Contents

An oral history interview with Raymond B. Bartlett, conducted by Bertrand F. Harrison on March 7,1983 for the BYU Alumni Association Emeritus Club. Raymond discusses his early childhood, schooling, and career at Brigham Young University. Also includes a draft, original transcript, two cassette tapes, and a bound copy of the oral history interview.

Dates: 1983

Additional filters:

Type
Archival Record 10
Collection 6
 
Subject
Colleges and Universities 15
Education 15
Agronomy 12
Reports 12
Letters 9