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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 42 Collections and/or Records:

Division of Continuing Education reports, 1921-1977

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note Materials contain major reports (annual, statistical, financial) and histories of the Extension Division, Adult Education and Extension Service and the Division of Continuing Education 1921 to 1977.
Dates: 1921-1977

Division of Continuing Education reports and comprehensive histories, 1921-1977

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains the reports, surveys, and historical studies and histories of the Extension Division, Adult Education and Extension Service, and the Division of Continuing Education. Dated from 1921 from 1977.
Dates: 1921-1977

Division of Continuing Education Travel Study records, 1965-1987

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 18
Scope and Contents note Materials contain administrative files, including student reports, tour reports, questionnaires, correspondence, financial papers, syllabi and other course materials, itineraries, and other records. Dated from 1965-1987.
Dates: 1965-1987

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 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

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

Home Study Department reports, 1936-1973

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 12 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note Materials contain progress reports, annual, statistical, and quarterly reports, annual reports to the President, inventories, and other records. Dated from 1936 to 1973.
Dates: 1936-1973

Home Study Department samples and requests, 1957-1965

 Sub-Series — Box: M 1, Folder: 1-7
Identifier: UA 547 Series 12 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note Materials contain a sampling of Home Study student's problems and requests reflecting policy and procedure, correspondence, prison inmate applications, and other records. Dated from 1957 to 1965.
Dates: 1957-1965

Latin American program records on Guatemala, 1973-1982

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 20 Sub-Series 7 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents note Materials contain administrative files on literacy projects, correspondence, reports, and Project Guatemala legal papers, final reports, insurance, and general records. Dated from 1973 to 1982.
Dates: 1973-1982

Los Angeles Center financial reports and statistics, 1959-1965

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 16 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note Materials contain administrative files, including correspondence and memos, meeting minutes, reports, financial information, and other records. Dated from 1959 to 1965.
Dates: 1959-1965