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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 106 Collections and/or Records:

Division of Continuing Education workshops and programs records, 1982-1989

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 20 Sub-Series 14 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note Materials contain administrative files, including correspondence and memos, meeting minutes, reports, financial information, and other records. Dated from 1982 to 1989.
Dates: 1982-1989

Evening Classes Department minutes, 1957-1970

 Sub-Series — Box: L 1, Folder: 2-4
Identifier: UA 547 Series 11 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note Materials contain minutes from staff meetings, 1957-1970.
Dates: 1957-1970

Evening Classes Department printed materials, 1950-1969

 Sub-Series — Box: L 3, Folder: 7-8
Identifier: UA 547 Series 11 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents note Materials contain Evening Class schedules and bulletins, and Evening School newsletter. Dated from 1950 to 1969.
Dates: 1950-1969

Evening Classes Department records, 1950-1970

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 11
Scope and Contents Contains a history of the Evening school, minutes, administrative files, budgets, reports, surveys, and Evening school schedules, bulletins, and newsletters. Dated from 1950 to 1970.
Dates: 1950-1970

Evening Classes Department reports, 1955-1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 11 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents note Materials contain administrative files, including budgets, reports, enrollment summaries, surveys, faculty loads, and other records. Dated from 1955 to 1970.
Dates: 1955-1970

Evening School history, 1965

 Sub-Series — Box: L 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 547 Series 11 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note Materials contain a History of Evening Schools, 1965.
Dates: 1965

Extension Division director records, 1921-1954

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contain the papers of Lowry Nelson, first director of the Extension Division, who served from 1921-1936. The papers encompass the period of 1921-1931 only. Some routine letters of requests and acknowledgments were weeded from the collection. Annual reports issued by Nelson, 1921-1936, appear in the first section of the register under the heading Division Reports and Comprehensive Histories. Also correspondence and reports relative to Leadership Week, 1922-1936, appear in the Education Week...
Dates: 1921-1954

General Latin American program records, 1972-1974

 Sub-Series — Box: Addendum 20, Folder: 1-2
Identifier: UA 547 Series 20 Sub-Series 7 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note Materials contain records on tutorial training in Latin America, and genealogy in Spanish. Dated from 1972 to 1974.
Dates: 1972-1974

Home Study Department general correspondence, 1954-1965

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 12 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents note Materials contain administrative files, including correspondence, memos, and other records. Dated from 1954 to 1965.
Dates: 1954-1965

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