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Brimhall, Willis Hone, 1925-



  • Existence: 1925-

Biographical History

Willis Hone Brimhall (born 1925) was a geology professor in Utah.

Willis Hone Brimball was born on May 17, 1925 in St. David, Arizona to Rulon Wells Brimhall and Ida Hone. He married the former Lynette McRae, and they had nine children together. He taught geology at Brigham Young University from 1955 to 1990.


Memoir, ca. 2002: p 1 (Willis Hone Brimhall; b. 1925), Oct. 6, 2014 (Willis Hone Brimhall; Willis H. Brimhall; Willis Brimhall; b. May 17, 1925 in St. David, Ariz.; parents Rulon Wells Brimhall, Ida Hone)

A memoir of service, 2008: p. 1 (m. Lynette McRae, nine children; taught geology at Brigham Young University, 1955-1990)

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

George H. Hansen albums, 1914-1963

Identifier: MSS 1628 Series 1
Scope and Contents note Scenes from Hansen's mission in England, travels and studies in Mexico, Texas, and California, geology trips, visit to Indonesia to establish a geology department at Gadjah Mada University, and his college years and service in the Utah State ROTC; Afton Allred Hansen's mission to the Eastern States in the 1920s; Bessie Hansen and her family and friends in Richfield, Utah, her nursing work, on camping trips and other vacations; Mildred Allred with her friends and family, on trips to Bryce Canyon...
Dates: Other: 1914-1963

George H. Hansen loose photographs, 1900-1980

Identifier: MSS 1628 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Photos of: George on his mission to England, on geology field trips, on his visit to Indonesia, in the ROTC; of Afton Allred Hansen on his mission to the Eastern States; of Bessie Hansen in Richfield, on vacations, and with her family and friends; of Mildred Allred on her mission to California; of the Greco family (George's aunt); of George's family while he was growing up in Richfield; of the Utah Agricultural College Fair; of Afton as a teacher, missionary, and mother; of George and Afton and...
Dates: Other: 1900-1980

George H. Hansen negatives, 1896-1972

Identifier: MSS 1628 Series 4
Scope and Contents note Negatives of: George Hansen at Utah State, family trips, and geology; Bessie Hansen with her family and friends; George's mission to England; findings of fossils, arrowheads, and interesting rocks; the trip to Indonesia; redistricting studies; fishing trips; artifacts from a trip to Mexico; Utah maps and documents; Utah gas and oil studies, soil profiles; etc.
Dates: Other: 1896-1972

George H. Hansen slides, 1915-1971

Identifier: MSS 1628 Series 3
Scope and Contents note Slides of: George and Afton's family and their travels, and family reunions; Afton's BYU tour to Europe; trips (George and Afton, Mildred) to Hawaii, China, Indonesia, Africa, Italy, Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia, Denmark, Norway, England, Fiji, Egypt, Greece, India, the Holy Land, Turkey, etc.
Dates: Other: 1915-1971

George H. Hansen photograph collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1628
Abstract This is primarily a collection of original Hansen prints, slides, and negatives and also includes photographic albums belonging to George Hansen, Afton Allred Hansen, and Bessie Hansen.
Dates: approximately 1896-1980

A memoir of service / Willis H. Brimhall

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 5444
Overview This collection consists of an autobiography written by Willis H. Brimhall on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Brigham Young University Dept. of Geology. It discusses Willis' early life, his educational experiences and work at Brigham Young University. It also includes a CD with the autobiography on it.
Dates: 2008