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Oral history interview with Lowry Nelson

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA OH 1

Scope and Contents

Interview by Hollis Scott with Lowry Nelson, first director of the Brigham Young University Extension Services, concerning the development of the Extension Center, and Social Unit systems at BYU, 1921-1935. Also includes activities since leaving BYU. Includes sound recording and transcript.

Dates

  • 1963

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Oral history interview with Lowry Nelson must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Lowry Nelson (1893-1986) was a sociology professor and academic administrator in Utah.

Lowry Nelson was born on April 16, 1893 in Ferron, Utah. He served as secretary to the president of Utah State Agricultural College from 1917 to 1919. In 1921 he became editor of the magazine Utah Farmer. From 1923-1934 he was Extension Division's director at Brigham Young University. In 1924 he married Florence Newell. In 1929 he also held the position of Dean of the College of Applied Science. In 1934 Dr. Nelson organized the social welfare division of the Utah Emergency Relief Administration. From 1937-1958 he was rural sociologist at the University of Minnesota. Nelson became a member of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Farm Tenancy Committee in 1936. He died in 1986.

Extent

1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language

English

Appraisal

University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

General

Recorded in Provo, Utah.

Creator

Title
Register of Oral history interview with Lowry Nelson
Status
Completed
Author
Jennifer Kim
Date
2011 August 22
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