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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 5 Collections and/or Records:

Audio Visual Center chairman additional community education reports and other material, 1960-1962

 Sub-Series — Box: J 6
Identifier: UA 547 Series 9 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents note Contains Audio Visual Communications final and monthly reports, and handbook. Dated from 1960 to 1962.
Dates: 1960-1962

Division of Continuing Education general records, 1960-1989

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 20 Sub-Series 13
Scope and Contents note Materials contain general administrative files, including handbooks, research, curricula, programs, course catalogs, and other records. Dated from 1960 to 1989.
Dates: 1960-1989

Home Study Department general material, 1954-1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 12 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents note Materials contain administrative files, including catalogs, faculty information, exams, lessons, contracts, handbooks, policy and procedures, and other records. Dated from 1954 to 1970.
Dates: 1954-1970

Home Study Department records, 1936-1973

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 12
Scope and Contents Materials contain progress reports, statistics, meeting minutes, correspondences, administrative files such as catalogs, exams, lessons, handbooks, policies, prison inmate applications and samples and requests from the Home Study Department. Dated from 1936 to 1973.
Dates: 1936-1973

Latin American program records on Bolivia, 1970-1980

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 20 Sub-Series 7 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents note Materials contain administrative files on Bolivian literacy projects (progress reports, tutorial manuals, financial records, correspondence), Bolivian health studies and other records. Dated from 1970 to 1980.
Dates: 1970-1980