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Nelson, Lowry, 1893-



  • 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.


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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 3 Collections and/or Records:

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

Los Angeles Center records, 1958-1974

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 16
Scope and Contents Materials contain meeting minutes, financial reports, statistics, policy and procedures, workshops, correspondences, and other material related to the Los Angeles Center. Dated from 1958 to 1974.
Dates: 1958-1974

Special Courses and Conferences Department chairman records, 1970-1977

 Sub-Series — Box: P 6
Identifier: UA 547 Series 15 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents note Materials contain administrative files, including correspondence and memos, meeting minutes, statistics, projections, and other records from when Phillip Harris was the chairman of the department. Dated from 1970 to 1977.
Dates: 1970-1977