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John C. Swenson photograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5413

Scope and Contents note

Contains negatives and photographs of students, the mountains around Provo and Mount Timpanogos, and various pictures taken by John C. Swenson.

Dates

  • 1900-1929

Creator

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 John C. Swenson photograph collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

John Canute Swenson was born on February 4, 1869 in Pleasant Grove, Utah to Knud (Canute) Svendsen and Johanne Maire Pedersen. He graduated from Brigham Young Academy High School in 1888 and Brigham Young Academy Collegiate Diploma in 1900. Swenson joined the faculty at Brigham Young Academy in 1898 and was chairman of the Sociology Department for thirty years. He was the Dean of the College Division from 1904-1910; the school’s first coach; and Dean of the College of Education from 1921-1225. He was associated in the Lyceum program (concert and artist series) with Herald R. Clark for many years. A room in the Smith Family Living Center and a building in the Wymount Terrace residence complex were named in his honor. He died on August 30, 1953 in Provo, Utah.

Extent

4 boxes (2 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

The collection contains negatives and photographs of students, the mountains around Provo and Mount Timpanogos, and various pictures taken by John C. Swenson.

Arrangement note

The collection has been arranged into two series. I. John C. Swenson Nitrate Photograph Negatives, 1900-1929. II. John C. Swenson Photographs.

The collection has been left in its original order.

Appraisal note

Part of University Archives; college records (University Archives collecting policy February 2010).

Related Archival Materials note

See also John C. Swenson letters, 1904 (MSS SC 2375).

Processing Information note

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; August 2008.
Title
Register of John C. Swenson photograph collection
Status
Completed
Author
Matthew Leavitt
Date
2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States