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Nelson, Lowry, 1893-

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1893-1986

Biographical History

Lowry Nelson (1893-1986) was a sociology professor and academic administrator in Utah.

Lowry Nelson was born on April 16, 1893 in Ferron, Utah. He served as secretary to the president of Utah State Agricultural College from 1917 to 1919. In 1921 he became editor of the magazine Utah Farmer. From 1923-1934 he was Extension Division's director at Brigham Young University. In 1924 he married Florence Newell. In 1929 he also held the position of Dean of the College of Applied Science. In 1934 Dr. Nelson organized the social welfare division of the Utah Emergency Relief Administration. From 1937-1958 he was rural sociologist at the University of Minnesota. Nelson became a member of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Farm Tenancy Committee in 1936. He died in 1986.

Citation

Young, A. After sunset.

Familysearch, via WWW, April 30, 2015 (Lowry Nelson; b. April 16, 1893 Ferron, Utah; Education & Career; Secrety in Utah State Agricultural College 1917-1919; 1921 Utah Famer editor; 1923-1934 Extension Division's director; 1924 married Florence Newell; 1929 Dean of College of Applied Science; 1934 organized welfare Division. 1937-1958 University of Minnesota rural sociologist; 1936 member of Pres. Roosevelt's Farm Tenancy Committee. D. 1986)

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Division of Continuing Education records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547
Abstract Contains files of the Deans and Directors. Includes records for Education week, leadership conferences, Travel Study, Home Study, evening classes, Special Courses and Conferences, community education, Salt Lake Center, and a brief history of the Division.
Dates: 1921-2002

Lowry Nelson letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 292
Scope and Contents Letter from Lowry Nelson to T. Earl Pardoe describing a brief history and overview of the BYU Extension division. Nelson was, at the time, a professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota.
Dates: 1954

Lowry Nelson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 223
Scope and Contents Handwritten and typewritten correspondence, essays, social surveys, articles, and student papers. Most of the items deal with Nelson's social research on Mormon communities in Utah and Canada.
Dates: 1929-1978

Oral history interview with Lowry Nelson

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA OH 1
Scope and Contents Interview by Hollis Scott with Lowry Nelson, first director of the Brigham Young University Extension Services, concerning the development of the Extension Center, and Social Unit systems at BYU, 1921-1935. Also includes activities since leaving BYU. Includes sound recording and transcript.
Dates: 1963