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C. Riley Nelson papers

Identifier: MSS 8028

Scope and Contents

Contains course material, administrative material, and special project materials collected by Nelson while teaching at University of Texas at Austin from 1989-2000 and at Brigham Young University from 2000-2004. The course materials focus on classes pertaining to biology and zoology and the special projects include papers and research on entomology. The administrative materials are from the University of Texas at Austin from 1997-2000 and are related to the Department of Biology, 1979-2004.


  • 1979-2004


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 the C. Riley Nelson paper must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

C. Riley Nelson (1956-) is a biology professor in Texas and Utah.

Charles Riley Nelson graduated from high school from Box Elder High School in Brigham City, Utah in 1974. He attended Utah State University, graduating in 1980 with his Bachelor's of Science in Biology and obtained his Master's of Science in Biology in 1984. He obtained his PhD in Zoology in 1986 from Brigham Young University and was granted his Tilton Postdoctoral Fellow in Entomology from the California Academy of Sciences in 1989. He was a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin from 1989-2000. His teaching focused on biology, and in particularly aquatic entomology. He began teaching as an assosciate professor at Brigham Young University in 1999 in the Department of Life Sciences.


9 cartons (9 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Contains three series: 1. Course materials, 1979-2004. 2. Project records, 1982-2003. 3. Administrative notes, 1997-2000.

Original order is largely maintained. Materials are arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

Written and compiled by Nelson during his teaching career at University of Texas at Austin from 1989-2000 and at Brigham Young University from 2000-2004. Materials transferred to Records Management.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Record Management; 2012.


Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Joshua Barton; April 2012.

Register of C. Riley Nelson papers
Joshua Barton
2012 April 9
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States