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Kenneth E. Weight papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5690

Scope and Contents

Materials consist of a Brigham Young University track warm-up cloak and pennant collected by Kenneth E. Weight. Materials also include a life history prepared by Weight, both printed and on a USB flash drive. The life history was completed in 1977 but published by his family in 2014. Dated 1919-2014.


  • 1919-2014


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 Kenneth E. Weight papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Kenneth Edward Weight (1899-1983) was a superintendent of Box Elder County Schools.

Kenneth E. Weight was born on May 28, 1899 in Springville, Utah, to parents Joseph Henry and Nancy Rheuama Johnson Weight. He attended Brigham Young University from 1919 to 1922, where he participated in the barsity track and basketball teams. He married Tryphena Brimhall on December 21, 1922, and they had three children together. He worked as a schoolteacher, working for the United States Forest Service during his summers. He received a master's degree from Brigham Young University in 1928. From 1937 to 1947, he was the principal of Provo High School, after which he served as the superintendent of Box Elder County Schools from 1949 to 1959. After he retired from education, he continued to serve the community as chairman of the Utah County Council on Aging from 1971 to 1976. He also served in a variety of church capacities throughout his life. He died on March 18, 1983.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

1 oversize box (1.66 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Belle Weight and Susannah Nilsson to the University Archives in July 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Belle Weight; July 2014.


University records (University Archives Collecting Policy February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Hannah Waddel; August 2014.

Processing Information

Donated; Susannah Nilsson; July 2014.

Register of Kenneth E. Weight papers
Hannah Waddel
2014 August 12
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. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US