John R. Christiansen family papers
Scope and Contents
- Christiansen, John R. (Creator, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
John Rees Christiansen was born in Wales, Utah, on August 17, 1927 to Elray Lavar and Lewella Ann Rees Christiansen. He served as an Aviation Cadet in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1947. He earned a bachelor's degree from Utah State University in 1949 and a master's degree in 1952, and he received a doctorate degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin in 1955. John R. Christiansen married Lucele Kartchner Christiansen on September 18, 1951 in Logan, Utah. Together they had five children. He lectured at the University of Kentucky for two years before becoming a member of the Brigham Young University faculty, gaining full professorial status in 1964. Christiansen stayed on as professor of sociology and social work until his retirement in 1997. Throughout his career, he received numerous research grants, wrote forty-two books and pamphlets, and published and presented over seventy articles. John R. Christiansen passed away on March 16, 2001 at his home in Provo, Utah.
7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
15 cartons (15 linear ft.)
1 media box (0.5 linear ft.)
8 oversize folders (1.2 linear ft.)
Donated by Steven J. Christiansen, on behalf of the Christiansen family, in March 2018.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Steven J. Christiansen; March 2018.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Americana, II.B.5.VI, August 2007).
Faculty: Teaching level (University Archives Collection Development Policy, V.b.v.b, October 2015).
Addendum processed; Megan Courchaine, student manuscript processor, and Cory Nimer, curator; September 2018.
- Brigham Young University -- Faculty -- History
- Brigham Young University. Department of Sociology -- History
- Christensen family
- Christiansen, John R.
- Colleges and Universities
- Johnson, Robert L. (Robert Lewis), 1819-1901
- Provo (Utah)
- Sociologists -- United States
- Sociology -- Research -- United States
- Sociology -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States
- Register of John R. Christiansen family papers
- Karen Glenn, Amanda Clark, and Megan Courchaine, student processors, and Cory Nimer, curator
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.