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Bertrand Fereday Harrison papers

Identifier: UA 1384

Scope and Contents

Contains the professional papers of Bertrand F. Harrison related to his role as a botany professor at Brigham Young University. Includes correspondence, memorandums, class outlines, notes, examinations, roll and grade books, committee and subcommittee minutes and agendas, and a review copy of a 1978 U.S. Department of Transportation Final Environmental Impact Statement for Utah Valley to Heber Valley. Materials are dated 1928 to 1981.


  • 1928-1981


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

Bertrand Fereday Harrison was born in Springville, Utah on February 20, 1908, to Winfred Homer and Martha Fereday Harrison. Bertrand graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's and master's degree in botany, and from the University of Chicago with a Ph.D. in botany. Bertrand married Lorna Jensen in 1931, and they had four children. Bertrand began teaching biology and botany at Brigham Young University in 1931, retiring in 1974, during which time he also served as department chair twice and as the acting dean of the graduate school. He taught summer field studies in Aspen Grove. In 1966, Bertrand received the Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Teaching Award. He continued to work and volunteer in the botany field after retirement. Bertrand died September 3, 2002, in Provo, Utah.


8 boxes (4 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 2007.


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

Related Materials

See also Bertrand F. Harrison lantern slides and negatives, circa 1920s-1940s (MSS 3237), and Oral history interview with Bertrand F. Harrison (UA OH 125).

Processing Information

Processed; Karen Glenn and Sydney Gee; July 2022. Replaced boxes, folders, and added file level description.

  • Two page memo on syllabus royalties.
Register of Bertrand Fereday Harrison papers
Jennifer Kim
2011 August 25
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US