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Campbell, Eugene E., 1915-1986



  • Existence: 1915 - 1986

Biographical History

Eugene E. Campbell (1915-1986) was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, historian and history professor in Utah.

Eugene E. Campbell was born April 26, 1915 in Tooele, Utah. He graduated from Tooele High School in 1933 and received an associate's of arts degree in 1935 from Snow College. He served a mission in Eastern Canada from 1935 to 1937. After his mission he enrolled in the University of Utah and graduated in 1939 with a bachelor's degree in history with an English minor. He taught seminary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saintsfrom 1940-1944 and then served as a Chaplain in the Army from 1944 to 1945. Campbell received his doctor of philosophy degree in 1952 from the University of Southern California in United States History, and more specifically history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Campbell joined the faculty of Brigham Young University in 1956 and spent the next twenty-four years helping to develop and shape the History Department at the school. Campbell was the chair of the History Department from 1958 to 1967. During his time at the university he won numerous awards, published numerous books, and held many different positions. He retired in 1980 as Professor Emeritus of History and died April 10, 1986.

His Establizhing Zion, 1988: CIP t.p. (Eugene E. Campbell) data sheet (b. 4-26-15) pub. info. (d. 1986; prof. emeritus of history at Brigham Young Univ.)

LC data base, 11-06-87 (hdg.: Campbell, Eugene E., 1915- )

FamilySearch, 18 August 2011 (Eugene Campbell; born 26 April 1915, Tooele, Utah; died 10 April 1986, Glendora, California)

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Eugene E. Campbell interview

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230331362]
Identifier: MSS SC 3181
Scope and Contents Transcript of an interview conducted by Anita Louise Hummel on November 19, 1982 for the Ray Hillam war project. Cambell volunteered to be a military chaplain for the United States. He became a chaplain in 1944. He said he was under artillery fire and in dangerous positions in France. He carried no firearms and never shot at anyone. He visited wounded men in hospitals. He visited concentration camps and described the starving and dying people he saw there. He was designated as a Protestant...
Dates: 1982 November 19

Eugene E. Campbell papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2012
Scope and Contents

This is a collection of the personal papers of Eugene Campbell (1915-1986). It includes correspondence, research notes, school works, photographs, and rough drafts of publications.

Dates: 1909-1986

Department of History chair correspondence, 1956-1970

Identifier: UA 577 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains letters produced during the administrations of Eugene Campbell, Richard D. Poll, and De Lamar Jensen.

Dates: 1956-1970

Department of History chair records, 1960-1967

Identifier: UA 577 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains letters, scholarships and awards, reports, budgets, and senior comprehensive examinations (1959-1962) produced during the administartion of Eugene Campbell.

Dates: 1960-1967

Department of History chair records, approximately 1957-1969

Identifier: UA 577 Series 9
Scope and Contents

Contains applications for teaching positions, correspondence, letters of recommendation, professional evaluation forms, photographs, and faculty data sheets produced during the administration of Eugene Campbell.

Dates: approximately 1957-1969

An outline history of Provo Canyon

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197227650592]
Identifier: MSS 4161
Scope and Contents

An Outline History of Provo Canyon traces the canyon's history from Native American exploration through tourist usage. Although this draft was created circa 1970, an updated bibliography was added in 2000 by curator David J. Whittaker.

Dates: approximately 1970