Farnsworth, Raymond B. (Raymond Bartlett), 1915-1987
- Existence: 1915 - 1987
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:
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.
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.
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."
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.
The Indian History Project records contain correspondence, notes, reports, and newspaper clippings relating to the work of Raymond B. Farnsworth with American Indians.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Archival Record 10
- Collection 6
- Colleges and Universities 15
- Education 15
- Agronomy 12
- Reports 12
- Letters 9
- Desert ecology 8
- Iran 8
- Research (Documents) 8
- Soil management 8
- Spanish Fork (Utah) 8
- Articles 7
- Dissertations, Academic 7
- Agriculture 5
- Agriculture -- Libya 4
- Agriculture -- South America 4
- Indians of North America -- Agriculture 4
- Indians of North America -- West (U.S.) 4
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 2
- Files (Records) 2
- Programs 2
- Agriculture and Natural Resources 1
- Audiocassettes 1
- Histories 1
- Indians of North America -- Agriculture -- History -- Sources 1
- Inventories 1
- Legal instruments 1
- Lists 1
- Memorandums 1
- Photographs 1
- Receipts (Acknowledgments) 1
- Transcripts 1 ∧ less