Franklin Stewart Harris oversize photographs and other material, 1913-1927
Scope and Contents
Contains oversize photographs by Harris, primarily of agricultural scenes in the American West. Images date from between 1913 and 1927.
- Harris, Franklin Stewart, 1884-1960 (creator, Person)
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Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
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Franklin Stewart Harris (1884-1960) was President of Brigham Young University from 1921 to 1945. During that time he helped the university grow both physically, with adding new buildings and also intellectually by hiring more teachers and establishing international connections for the University.
Franklin Stewart Harris was born August 29, 1884 in Benjamin, Utah. He moved with his family to the state of Chihuahua, Mexico in the 1890s to the Mormon colonies there. He would study at Brigham Young University and go on to Cornell to receive his doctorate. Harris served as president of Brigham Young University from 1921 until 1945. His administration was characterized by improvement in academics and by growth of the University's physical facilities, such as the construction of the Heber J. Grant Library building. Even with the financial pressures of the Great Depression from the late 1920s to the 1930s, Harris was able to help increase Brigham Young University attendance, library and campus facilities.
In 1945 Harris left Brigham Young University to be the president of the Utah State Agricultural College (what is now Utah State University). He died April 18, 1960 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Other Finding Aids
Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSSP340.xml
Photographic Archives numbers 2985-3022.