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Loren C. Bryner papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6264

Scope and Contents note

The Loren C. Bryner papers include documents relating to Bryner's personal and professional life. Loren C. Bryner was the department chair of Chemistry at BYU and an acclaimed Chemist. Included are a few photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence and papers related to Loren C. Bryner. The majority of the items are related to Loren C. Bryner's professional chemistry life. A lot of the Chemical research included is related to agricultural and mining issues. A great deal of the papers pertain to the Chemistry Department of Brigham Young University from 1935 until 1970.


  • 1935-1972


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Loren C. Bryner papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Loren Conrad Bryner (1904-1986), Ph.D, was the chairman of the Chemistry department at BYU.

Loren Conrad Bryner was born 2 January 1904 in Price, Utah. He married Maurine Fillmore 10 September 1930. He obtained his Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 1934. He joined the Chemistry faculty at BYU in 1935 and was a professor there for forty years. He served as chairman of the Chemistry department. He was a member of the Provo Junior Chamber of Commerece, Cougar Club, and the BYU Athletic Council, as well as an officer in the BYU Credit Union. He is listed in the "Who's Who in Chemistry" and "American Men of Science." He was a bishop for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as well as a High Priest. He passed away 19 February 1986.


3 cartons (3 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The Loren C. Bryner papers include personal and academic papers of Bryner. Most are related to his personal papers and research regarding chemistry.

Custodial History note

Donated by Maureen F. Bryner in 1991.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Maureen F. Bryner; 1991.

Appraisal note

20th Century Western and Mormon Americana because Loren C. Bryner was a Mormon who made scientific contributions in the West for many years.

Related Archival Materials note

Oral history interview, Aug. 3, 1980; UA OH 62

Iron and cobalt salts as catalysts in the oxidation of sodium sulfite by free oxygen ; 378.2 B84

Processing Information note

Processed; Katie Connors, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2008.

Register of Loren C. Bryner papers
Katie Connors, student processor; John Murphy, curator; 2008
20 August 2008
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States