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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:

Department of Music records on the Harris Fine Arts Building, 1962-1965

 Series — Box 6: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 31197231022473], Folder: 13-23
Identifier: UA 522 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains inventories, program requirements, and other materials assembled by administrative assistant Lowell Benson on the Harris Fine Arts Building.

Dates: 1962-1965

Department of Music reports, 1952-1962

 Series — Box 13: Series 5; Series 6; Series 7; Series 8; Series 9; Series 10; Series 11 [Barcode: 31197231023562], Folder: 1-6
Identifier: UA 522 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains reports related to the Department of Music and its performing groups. Materials date from between 1952 and 1960.

Dates: 1952-1962

Graduate School of Music records, 1931-1961

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

Contains lists pertaining to the graduate School of Music program.

Dates: 1931-1961

John R. Halliday correspondence, 1966

Identifier: UA 522 Series 14
Scope and Contents note

John R. Halliday's correspondence.

Dates: Other: 1966

Kenneth Trane correspondence, 1966-1967

Identifier: UA 522 Series 15
Scope and Contents note

Kenneth Trane's correspondence.

Dates: Other: 1966-1967

Longhurst music faculty correspondence, 1969-1977

Identifier: UA 522 Series 24
Scope and Contents note

Longhurst's correspondence.

Dates: Other: 1969-1977

Merrill Bradshaw departmental secretary files, 1966-1967

Identifier: UA 522 Series 13 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note

Departmental secretary files.

Dates: Other: 1966-1967

Merrill Bradshaw general correspondence, 1965-1967

Identifier: UA 522 Series 13 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note

General correspondence.

Dates: Other: 1965-1967

Merrill Bradshaw music faculty correspondence, 1965-1967

Identifier: UA 522 Series 13
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

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: Other: 1965-1967

Thomas Powley Festival of Mormon Art, 1969-1973

Identifier: UA 522 Series 25
Scope and Contents note

Correspondence about the Festival of Mormon Art.

Dates: Other: 1969-1973

Additional filters:

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