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Hatch, Ephraim


Biographical History

Ephraim Hatch (born 1920) is a retired architectural programmer in Utah.

Ephraim Hatch was born on May 18, 1920 in Woods Cross, Utah to John Russel and Gwendlyn Hatch. He attended Provo High School, graduating in 1939, then did two years at Brigham Young University. During the Second World War he worked for Boeing, then served as an electronics technician in the United States Navy. He married Verena Ursenbach in 1944, and they had six children.

After leaving the service, Hatch and his family settled in Provo, Utah where he initially worked as a home builder. He later joined the Physical Facilities Division at Brigham Young University, where he worked in the Special Projects Office developing requirements for campus building projects. In this role he also researched and wrote about the history of campus buildings and physical facilities. Hatch worked for the university for twenty-five years, retiring in 1982.

Hatch passed away on December 15, 2014.

Joseph Smith portraits, c1998: t.p. (Ephraim Hatch)

UPB files, Sept. 28, 2005 (hdg.: Hatch, Ephraim; Hatch, M. Ephraim; Hatch, M. Ephraim, 1920-; usage: Ephraim Hatch)

Communication from author, Sept. 28, 2005 (perfers usage of Ephraim Hatch)

Religious Studies Center website, via WWW, Apr. 17, 2014 (Ephraim Hatch; retired architectural programmer at Brigham Young University; worked in Special Projects Office, writing requirements for campus building projects; researched history of campus buildings, Physical Facilities Division; graduated from Provo High School, 1939; attended Brigham Young University for two years; worked for Boeing, U.S. Navy during World War II; m. Verena, six children; worked for BYU for 25 years), via WWW, Apr. 17, 2014 (Ephraim Hatch; M. Ephraim Hatch; Marlyn Ephraim Hatch; b. May 18, 1920 in Woods Cross, Utah; parents: John Russel and Gwendlyn Hatch)

Deseret news, June 13, 2012 (M. Ephraim Hatch; m. 1944 to Verena Ursenbach (1922-2012); settled in Provo, Utah following war; electronics technician in Navy; worked as a home builder prior to working at Brigham Young University)

UPB files, Apr. 17, 2014 (Ephraim Hatch; retired from university in 1982)

Daily herald, Dec. 17, 2014 (M. Ephraim Hatch; d. Dec. 15, 2014)

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Beginning of contemporary architecture in Utah Valley

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2235
Scope and Contents

This is a privately published booklet which deals with contemporary architecture in Utah Valley. The item was written by Barbara Hatch, photography by Ephraim Hatch.

Dates: 1979

A community study of Provo City

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230233410]
Identifier: MSS SC 35
Scope and Contents Typewritten student report submitted to Brigham Young University sociology professor Ariel S. Ballif. The report gives a brief history of Provo, Utah as well as details regarding population, economy, health, social welfare, churches, schools, and education. The report also includes four maps of Provo showing boundary development, location of schools, location of churches, and zoning districts as they existed in 1951. Also included in the report is a centennial brochure and a tourism...
Dates: approximately 1951

Eph and Verena : a Hatch family history

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2236
Scope and Contents Autobiographical and family history of the Hatch family, privately published. The family lived in Provo, Utah. It deals with life in the mid to the end of the 20th Century in a primarily Mormon community. Some of the most important topics in the volumes include: Mormon missionary work, local and churchwide music, and the everyday events of a family in the mid to latter portion of the twentieth century. Includes Hatch's planning and architectural work for BYU Physical Plant as well as Provo...
Dates: 1920-2000

Ephraim Hatch bound volumes, 1875-1975

Identifier: UA 923 Series 1
Scope and Contents note

Contains various photos.

Dates: Other: 1875-1975

Ephraim Hatch collection of university building histories, 1974-1985

Identifier: UA 923 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note

Contains bound volumes of photographs and information of the different physical plants and campus buildings.

Dates: 1974-1985

Ephraim Hatch drafts for A History of the Brigham Young University Campus and the Department of Physical Plant, approximately 1975

Identifier: UA 923 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note

Contains bound volumes of photographs of the univeristy campus and its development during the presidencies of various university presidents. Volumes assembled in approximately 1975.

Dates: approximately 1975

Ephraim Hatch loose images, 1971-1988

Identifier: UA 923 Series 2
Scope and Contents note

Contains various photos and negatives of buildings, sculptures and other architectual focuses of BYU campuses and surrounding Provo area.

Dates: Other: 1971-1988

Ephraim Hatch photographs of the Harold B. Lee Library, 2008

Identifier: UA 5399 Series 1
Scope and Contents note

This series contains two spiral bound volumes. The volumes contain photographs of each level of the Harold B. Lee Library. The series also contains 10 compact disks that hold the images used to create the volumes.

Dates: 2008

Ephraim Hatch photographs of the Provo City Library at Academy Square, 2007

Identifier: UA 5399 Series 2
Scope and Contents note

This series contains one spiral bound volume. The volume contain photographs of the Provo City Library at Academy Square. The series also contains 14 compact disks that hold the images used to create the volumes.

Dates: 2007

Ephraim Hatch collection on Brigham Young University campus development

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 923
Scope and Contents Contains pictorial histories of building construction at Brigham Young University, 1875-1975, arranged chronologically by university president; pictorial survey of BYU Physical Plant Dept., 1974; pictorial histories of individual campus structures built and remodeled during 1970s and early 1980s; and photographs, slides, and negatives of campus buildings and personnel, and other schools operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Includes views of construction of Provo and...
Dates: approximately 1974-1991

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Collection 9
Archival Object 6
Photographs 11
Colleges and Universities 8
Education 8
Latter Day Saint temples 5
Negatives 5