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Cannon, Clawson Y. (Clawson Young), 1885-1977



  • Existence: 1885 - 1977

Biographical History

Clawson Y. Cannon (1885-1977) was a high school teacher, college professor, and government worker who specialized in animal husbandry (especially dairy husbandry) and agriculture.

Clawson Young Cannon was the son of George Q. and Caroline Young Cannon. He was born on October 27, 1885, in Millcreek, Salt Lake County, Utah and died on November 3, 1977, in Provo, Utah County, Utah. Cannon was buried on November 7, 1977, in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. On September 11, 1913, Cannon married Winnifred Morrell in Logan, Utah. She died on March 12, 1974. They had four children: Rowland Morrell Cannon, Robert Young Cannon, Winnifred Cannon, and Clawson Young Cannon Jr. During his career, Cannon taught at Iowa State University, Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and a high school in Boise, Idaho. He earned his master's and doctor's degree from Iowa State; he was the first to earn a Ph.D. in Dairy Husbandry from that school. He spent 4 1/2 years in Beirut, Lebanon working for the U.S. Office of Foreign Agriculture Relations, where he helped develop the dairy program of that country. After returning to the United States, he taught at BYU until his retirement in 1971. Cannon was a member of several prestigious honor societies and national dairy science associations. He received several service and teaching awards for his work at BYU. He was recognized as a "Pioneer in the Dairy Industry by the Journal of Dairy Science in 1955 and authored more than sixty publications. He passed away in 1977.

Utah State History Online Photograph Archives, viewed May 17, 2012 (parentage)
Brigham Young Family website, viewed May 17, 2012 (birth, burial, and death dates; information about wife, children; marriage)
Obituary for Clawson Young Cannon, found on, "MEMORIALS CLAWSON YOUNG CANNON 1914 1920, Journal of Dairy Science," website accessed May 17, 2012 (schools he studied and taught at, accomplishments, Lebanon, honor societies, degrees)

Found in 50 Collections and/or Records:

College of Fine Arts and Communications miscellaneous files, 1966-1974

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 567 Series 4 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains administrative budget files, including faculty and other salary lists, memorandums, correspondence, budget allocations, letters of appointement, interview notes, staff recruitment, purchases and expenditures, and graphs.

Dates: 1966-1974

College of Fine Arts and Communications salary records, 1959-1971

 Sub-Series — Box 34: Series 4 [Barcode: 31197231242550], Folder: 1-13
Identifier: UA 567 Series 4 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains administrative files, including correspondence and memorandums, budgets, faculty salary lists, graduate student contracts, and summaries, by department.

Dates: 1959-1971

Crawford Gates files, 1962-1968

Identifier: UA 522 Series 18
Scope and Contents note

Crawford Gates' files.

Dates: Other: 1962-1968

Crawford Gates interviews, 1961-1963

Identifier: UA 522 Series 23
Scope and Contents note

Crawford Gates' interviews.

Dates: Other: 1961-1963

Department of Music class outlines, exams, and assignments, 1950-1964

 Series — Box 13: Series 5; Series 6; Series 7; Series 8; Series 9; Series 10; Series 11 [Barcode: 31197231023562], Folder: 12
Identifier: UA 522 Series 11
Scope and Contents

A sampling of class outlines, exams, and assignments.

Dates: 1950-1964

Department of Music clinics and festivals, 1955

 Series — Box 13: Series 5; Series 6; Series 7; Series 8; Series 9; Series 10; Series 11 [Barcode: 31197231023562], Folder: 9
Identifier: UA 522 Series 8
Scope and Contents

Contains form letters and newsletters regarding music clinics and festivals. Materials date from 1955.

Dates: 1955

Department of Music curriculum procedures and recommendations, 1945-1965

 Series — Box 13: Series 5; Series 6; Series 7; Series 8; Series 9; Series 10; Series 11 [Barcode: 31197231023562], Folder: 8
Identifier: UA 522 Series 7
Scope and Contents

Contains curriculum procedures and recommendations related to the department. Materials date from between 1945 and 1965.

Dates: 1945-1965

Department of Music faculty records, approximately 1950-1965

 Series — Box 13: Series 5; Series 6; Series 7; Series 8; Series 9; Series 10; Series 11 [Barcode: 31197231023562], Folder: 7
Identifier: UA 522 Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains information on faculty, including work loads, status, rosters, reports, and biographical data.

Dates: approximately 1950-1965

Department of Music memorandums and letters, 1964-1965

 Series — Box 10: Series 3 [Barcode: 31197231023539]
Identifier: UA 522 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains Music Department outgoing memos and letters.

Dates: 1964-1965

Department of Music records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 522
Scope and Contents

Contains files of the department chair, and general department and faculty records, including correspondence, minutes, procedures, publications, and a sampling of class outlines and examinations.

Dates: 1931-1971

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Archival Object 46
Collection 4
Colleges and Universities 46
Education 46
Music -- Instruction and study -- Utah -- Provo 28
Letters 26
Memorandums 11