John A. Widtsoe Papers, 1907-1916  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Widtsoe, John Andreas, 1872-1952
Title
John A. Widtsoe Papers
Dates
1907-1916 (inclusive)
Quantity
103 boxes, (52.5 linear ft.)
Collection Number
USU_3.1/5-2
Summary
Papers of the fifth President of Utah State University, John Andreas Widtsoe. Includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, etc.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-8248
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions
Restrictions

Access to some files is restricted. Not available through interlibrary loan.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

A native of Daloe, Norway, John Andreas Widtsoe immigrated to the United States with his mother and younger brother Osbourne after converting to Mormonism. They arrived in Logan, Utah in November 1883. In 1889, Widtsoe entered the Brigham Young College, under the tutelage of BYC President Joseph M. Tanner. Tanner later served as President of the UAC from 1894 to 1899. Tanner helped effectuate Widstoe's attendance at Harvard University, where he graduated in 1894. After graduation, Widtsoe returned to Logan to head Chemistry work for Agricultural Experiment Station. In 1898, he enrolled at the University of Goettingen, Germany, and was awarded a Ph.D in 1899. Also in 1898, Widtsoe married Leah Eudora Dunford, whom he had first met while in Cambridge, England five years earlier. In 1900, the couple returned to Logan, where Widtsoe became Director of the Experiment Station.

Following the resignation of his mentor Joseph M. Tanner from the UAC presidency, a minority of the college's Board of Trustees championed Widtsoe as his successor. The board divided over Widtsoe's candidacy, with the majority supporting William J. Kerr. Widstoe continued directing the Experiment Station through 1905, when a disagreement with Kerr resulted in his dismissal. For the next two years, Widtsoe directed his energy to establishing an agricultural program at Brigham Young University in Provo. In 1907, he returned to Logan as the newly elected President of the UAC.

Widtsoe assumed the presidency amidst controversy, as the Board of Trustees again divided on his candidacy. This time, however, the Board supported his candidacy, and rather elected to dismiss President Kerr. Widtsoe also began his tenure as president following a legislative mandate that had restricted the College's curriculum. After 1907, the College was mandated to concentrate on agriculture, mechanical arts and domestic science, and was prohibited from offering courses in engineering, law, medicine or pedagogy, a curriculum that the State Legislature viewed as more appropriately being offered at the University of Utah.

Widtsoe served as College President through 1915, when he was selected to become the President of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The following collection of papers document Widtsoe's tenure as President of the UAC. The papers substantiate Widtsoe's attention to detail, as his influence is evident in practically all aspects of the institution. Each student registrant was obliged to personally meet with Widtsoe for a personal entrance interview. The collection is organized chronologically into broad categories including Staff Appointments, Board of Trustees, Buildings and Grounds, Student Affairs, General Business correspondence, Departmental correspondence, Extension , and Experiment Station. Included also is correspondence relative to Widtsoe's research interests in Irrigation and Dry-farming, which he continued pursuing despite the rigors of his administrative duties.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the John A. Widtsoe Papers must be obtained from the University Archivist and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation:3.1/5-2; John A. Widtsoe Papers; University Archives Collections Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:3.1/5-2, USUSC.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alumni, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
box
1
Box
1
1: Alumni Correspondence
1908, 1911-1912, 1914-1916
1
2: Alumni Association
1894-1907, 1910-1915
1
3: Alumni Banquet and Commencement
1908-1909

Applications, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Container(s) Description Dates
box
2
Box
2
1-4: Irrigation and Drainage
1908 November - 1910 April

Staff Appointments, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description Dates
box
3
Box
3
1: Administrative Offices
1915
3
2: Agronomy
1907-1911, 1913, 1915-1916
3
3: Agriculture
1907, 1913-1916
3
4: Soils and Physical Geology
1910-1911
3
5: Agricultural Economics
1912, 1914-1915
3
6: Animal Husbandry
1908, 1916
3
7: Art
1907-1909
3
8: Athletics and Recreation
1911, 1913-1916
3
9: Physical Education
1907-1913
3
10: Biological Science
1911-1913, 1915, 1917
3
11: Botany
1908, 1912-1914
3
12: Carpentry
1907, 1909
3
13: Chemistry
1907-1909, 1912-1916
3
14: Commerce Department
1907-1910, 1914-1916
3
15: Dairy Husbandry
1906-1908, 1912
3
16: Domestic Science
1907-1909, 1911-1914
3
17: Domestic Arts
1907-1909, 1915

Staff Appointments (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Container(s) Description Dates
box
4
Box
4
1: Economics
1908-1909, 1911-1913
4
2: Engineering
1908-1909, 1913, 1916
4
3: English
1903, 1907-1909, 1912-1915
4
4: Experiment Station
1909
4
5: Extension Service
1914-1915
4
6: Food and Dietetics
1913-1914
4
7: Blacksmithing
1907-1908, 1913
4
8: Geology
>1907-1912
4
9: History
1907-1910, 1912
4
10: Horseshoeing
1911
4
11: Horticulture
1907-1909, 1915
4
12: Irrigation and Drainage
1907-1909, 1912, 1914-1915
4
13: Languages
1907-1909, 1911-1915
4
14: Library
>1909-1910, 1912
4
15: Industrial Arts
1913
4
16: Math
1908-1909, 1911-1915
4
17: Mechanical Arts
1909, 1913
4
18: Mio1ogy and Zoology
1908
4
19: Miscellaneous
1907-1916, 1919
4
20: Music
1909-1912, 1914, 1916
4
21: Physics
1908-1909
4
22: Political Science
1904-1909
4
23: Poultry
1907-1909, 1914
4
24: Publicity Department
1913-1914
4
25: Stenography
1912, 1915
4
26: Teaching Agencies
1909, 1911-1916
4
27: Job Bureau Correspondence
1914-1916

Applications, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Container(s) Description Dates
box
5
Box
5
1: Applications
1907/1916
5
2: Applications
1907/1916
5
3: Teaching Agencies
1906-1915
5
4: Teaching Agencies
1906-1915
5
5-6: For Employment
1907-1916

School of Commerce through Biological Sciences, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 6

Container(s) Description Dates
box
6
Box
6
1: School of Commerce
1910-1911
6
2: Placement Center
1913-1915
6
3: Home Economics and Extension
1913-1914
6
4: Registrars Office
1914
6
5: Chemistry
1910-1911
6
6: Agricultural Engineering and Draftsman
1910-1911
6
7: Horticulture
1909-1911
6
8: Veterinary Science
1910
6
9: Languages
1910-1911
6
10: Mathematics
1909-1911
6
11: Animal Husbandry
1910-1911
6
12: Mechanical Arts
1908, 1910
6
13: Art
1910-1911
6
14: English and Speech
1910-1912
6
15: History
1910-1912
6
16: Domestic Science
1907, 1910-1911
6
17: Biological Sciences
1910-1912

Applications, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 7

Container(s) Description Dates
box
7
Box
7
1: Director of School of Domestic Science
1907/1916

Branch Agricultural, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 8

Container(s) Description Dates
box
8
Box
8
1: Cedar City Business--Roy F. Homer
1913-1914
8
2: Cedar City Business (continued)
1914-1916

Board of Education through Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 9

Container(s) Description Dates
box
9
Box
9
1: Board of Education
1910-1911, 1913-1916
9
2: State Dept. of Public Instruction
1914-1915
9
3: Superintendent of Public Instruction
1912-1915

Board of Trustees, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 10

Container(s) Description Dates
box
10
Box
10
1: Budget Estimates for Instructional Departments
1907-1908
10
2: Correspondence of Susa Young Gates (Relative to moral training for girls at A.C.U.)
1909
10
3: Secretary BexBell and CoBurn
1907-1909
10
4: Board of Trustees
1907-1909
10
5: Stohl--Board of Trustees
1909
10
6: John T. Caine, Registrar
1907-1909
10
7: Registrars Report
1907-1909
10
8: Report to the President of The Board of Trustees
1907
10
9: Members of the Board--John C. Sharp
1907-1909
10
10: Correspondence with Secretary
1907-1909
10
11: Registrars Report
1909-1911

Board of Trustees (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 11

Container(s) Description Dates
box
11
Box
11
1: Secretary
1909-1911
11
2: Mathouihab Thomas
1909-1912
11
3: Budget Equipment and Supplies
1911
11
4: Thomas Smart
1909-1911
11
5: Secretary to the President
1910-1912
11
6: Stohl--President of Board
1910-1912
11
7: By-Laws of Board
1903-1905
11
8: J.M. Peterson
1911
11
9: Board Minutes
1911
11
10: J.A. Hyde
1911
11
11: John Q. Adams
1910-1911
11
12: Charles S. Tingey
1911
11
13: J.W.N. Whitecotton
1910-1911
11
14: Augus T. Wright
1911-1912
11
15: John Dern
1910-1912
11
16: Lorenze N. Stohl
1910-1912
11
17: John L. Coburn
1909-1912
11
18: John C. Sharp
1909-1912
11
19: Thomas Smart
1911-1913
11
20: Mrs. Elizabeth C. McCune
1910-1911

Board of Trustees (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 12

Container(s) Description Dates
box
12
Box
12
1: Board Meetings
1908 December - 1912 January 11
12
2: John Dern
1912-1913
12
3: Typescript Bulletin XIV,4--Biannual Report
1912
12
4: Budget
1910-1913

Board of Trustees (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 13

Container(s) Description Dates
box
13
Box
13
1: Correspondence to Board
1909-1910, 1913-1916
13
2: Board Minutes
1911-1915
13
3: Budget
1911-1914
13
4: Secretary of College--Coburn
1912-1913, 1915

Members of the Board of Trustees, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 14

Container(s) Description Dates
box
14
Box
14
1: John Q. Adams
1913
14
2: John Dern
1913-1915
14
3: Mrs. Hazel Love Dunford
1913
14
4: Elizabeth C. McCune
1913
14
5: George T. O'Dell
1913-1916
14
6: John C. Sharp
1912-1915
14
7: L. N. Stohl
1914-1915
14
8: Mathouihab Thomas
1907/1916
14
9: Joseph Quinney to Widtsoe
1910, 1912-1914
14
10: J.W.N. Whitecotton
1913
14
11: Angus T. Wright
1913
14
12: Mrs. Susa Young Gates
1908-1909, 1914-1915
14
13: Correspondence "Problems"
1911-1914
14
14: Experiment Station
1907-1915
14
15: Biannual Report
[?] December 12
14
16: Registrars
1909-1913

Buildings and Grounds, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 15

Container(s) Description Dates
box
15
Box
15
1: Auditorium Tower
1912
15
2: Night Watchman
1908-1909, 1911, 1913-1916
15
3: Main Building
1911-1916
15
4: Repairs on Main Building
1910-1911
15
5: Power Plant
1911-1913
15
6: Equipment
1909-1911, 1913
15
7: Insurance
1908-1912
15
8: R.O. Larsen (Superindendent of of Buildings)
1909-1912
15
9: Charles Batt (Superintendent of Plants and Grounds
1907-1912
15
10: Heating Plant
1911
15
11: Inventory of President's Office
1911-1912
15
12: Jones' "Stokers"
1910-1911
15
13: Janitorial Help
1907-1909
15
14: Heat Regulators
1908-1909

Buildings and Grounds (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 16

Container(s) Description Dates
box
16
Box
16
1: Green House
1908, 1911-1916
16
2: Architects
1909-1916

Building Construction, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 17

Container(s) Description Dates
box
17
Box
17
1: Domestic Science
1908-1911
17
2: Remodelling
>1909
17
3: Chemistry Building
1913-1915
17
4: Correspondence on Materials and Formalities
1909, 1911-1915
17
5: Bids
1909-1912
17
6: Gustav Stickley
1909
17
7: Smart Gym
1910-1912, 1914
17
8: Greenhouses
1907-1916
17
9: Tennis Courts
1913
17
10: Remodelling of Women's Building
1908-1909
17
11: Power Plant
1907-1909

Business Correspondence, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 18

Container(s) Description Dates
box
18
Box
18
1: Correspondence
1907
18
2: Correspondence
1908
18
3: Correspondence
1909
18
4: Correspondence
1910

Business Correspondence, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 19

Container(s) Description Dates
box
19
Box
19
1: Correspondence
1911
19
2: Correspondence
1912
19
3: Correspondence
1913
19
4: Correspondence
1914
19
5: Correspondence
1915
19
6: Correspondence
1916

Correspondence with Religious Groups, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 20

Container(s) Description Dates
box
20
Box
20
1: Jewish
1912, 1914
20
2: Baptist
1909-1913, 1915-1916
20
3: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1907-1916

Committee on Student Employment, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 21

Container(s) Description Dates
box
21
Box
21
1: Committee on Student Employment
1911
21
2: Committee on Student Employment
1912
21
3: Committee on Student Employment
1913
21
4: Committee on Student Employment
1914
21
5: Committee on Student Employment
1915

Correspondence, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 22

Container(s) Description Dates
box
22
Box
22
1: Correspondence
1910-1913
22
2: Correspondence
1910-1916

Widtsoe's Book on Dry Farming, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 23

Container(s) Description Dates
box
23
Box
23
1: Correspondence and Notes
1909-1916
23
2: Speeches and Addresses
1915
23
3: Soil Care and Preparation
1911-1912
23
4: Agriculture
1909-1913
23
5: Book On Irrigation
1912-1914

Commencement and Baccalaureate, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 24

Container(s) Description Dates
box
24
Box
24
1: Commencement and Baccalaureate
1907-1916

Student Affairs, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 25

Container(s) Description Dates
box
25
Box
25
1: Health
1911
25
2: Student Committees and Entertainment
1907-1908
25
3: Students
1908-1909
25
4: Debating
1913
25
5: Intercollegiate Athletics
1912 Thanksgiving Game
25
6: Student Body Organization
1907-1916
25
7: Applications for Loans
1911-1913
25
8: Dormitory Petition
1907-1916
25
9: Science Club
1907-1916
25
10: Lighting of the "A" Electricity
1910-1912
25
11: Drama
1907, 1912-1913
25
12: Buzzer and Student Life
1907-1912
25
13: Graduate Employment
1907-1909, 1913

Special Conferences and Institutes, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 26

Container(s) Description Dates
box
26
Box
26
1: Expositions
1903-1905
26
2: International Dry Farming Congress
1910, 1912-1915
26
3: Farmer's Congress
1910, 1912-1913
26
4: Convention Conference
1906
26
5: Conservation Commission
1907, 1910-1914
26
6: Utah-California Exposition
1914-1915
26
7: Utah Teacher's Association
1906
26
8: Eugenics
1911-1914, 1916
26
9: Agricultural and Experimental Union
1907-1914
26
10: Association of Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations
1907-1916

Special Conferences and Institutes (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 27

Container(s) Description Dates
box
27
Box
27
1: National Child Labor Committee
1913-1915
27
2: Miscellaneous
1905, 1909-1911, 1914-1916
27
3: National Education Association
1908-1914
27
4: A1aska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
1909
27
5: Commission on Country Life-Liberty
1908
27
6: Conferences on International Arbitration
1909
27
7: National Irrigation Conference
1903-1904, 1908-1909

Departmental Correspondence, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 28

Container(s) Description Dates
box
28
Box
28
1: Alumni Association
1910
28
2: Faculty
1910
28
3: Rules of the Faculty
1910
28
4: Frank L. West--School of General Science
1907, 1912-1913
28
5: Experiment Station
1908-1909
28
6: Supplies and Equipment
1908-1911
28
7: Funk and Wagnall's
1908-1909
28
8: Departmental Budget
1912
28
9: LeGrande Humpherys
1915-1916
28
10: Dr. George R. Hill
1915-1916
28
11: John T. Caine
1912-1914
28
12: Franklin S. Harris
1915-1916
28
13: Board Report
1907-1908
28
14: Maintenance
1908-1909
28
15: Extension Service
1912-1913
28
16: Fine Arts
1907-1909
28
17: Physical Education
1907-1916
28
18: Languages
1908, 1910-1912
28
19: English
1907-1912
28
20: Music
1908, 1910-1913

Departmental Correspondence (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 29

Container(s) Description Dates
box
29
Box
29
1: Art
1907-1914
29
2: Home Economics
1909, 1912-1913
29
3: School of Commerce
1907-1909, 1912-1913
29
4: Mathematics
1908, 1911-1913
29
5: Accounting
1910-1912
29
6: Landscape Architecture
1910-1911
29
7: Civil Engineering
1907-1909, 1912-1913
29
8: Physics
1910-1912
29
9: Physiology and Bacteriology
1907-1912
29
10: Zoology and Entomology
1908-1913
29
11: Poultry
1907-1909
29
12: Veterinary Science
1907-1913
29
13: Animal Husbandry
1909-1916

Departmental Correspondence (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 30

Container(s) Description Dates
box
30
Box
30
1: Botany
1908-1912
30
2: Geology
1908, 1910-1913
30
3: Agronomy
1909-1911
30
4: Mechanica1 Arts
1909-1916
30
5: Domestic Science
1907-1912
30
6: Chemistry
1907-1915
30
7: Horticulture
1908, 1910-1912
30
8: Resignations
1907-1915

General Correspondence, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 31

Container(s) Description Dates
box
31
Box
31
1: General Correspondence
1907-1916

Irrigation and Dry Farming, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 32

Container(s) Description Dates
box
32
Box
32
1: Dry Farming Congress
1908
32
2: Dry Farming Congress
1909
32
3: Dry Farming Congress
1910
32
4: Dry Farming Congress
>1911
32
5: Dry Farming Congress
>1912
32
6: Dry Farming Congress
>1913

Irrigation and Dry Farming (cont.), >1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 33

Container(s) Description Dates
box
33
Box
33
1: Widtsoe's Dry Farming Woman's Congress
>1912
33
2: Program
>1912
33
3: Board of Governors
>1912
33
4: Name of Congress
>1912
33
5: Exhibits
1912
33
6: Miscellaneous
>1912
33
7: Committees
1911-1912
33
8: Finance
1912
33
9: Mass Meetings
1914-1916
33
10: Campaign
1912
33
11: Art and Photographs
1915
33
12: History of Experiment Station
1907-1916
33
13: University of Missouri
1914-1916
33
14: Institutes and Conferences
1907-1916

Extension Work, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 34

Container(s) Description Dates
box
34
Box
34
1: Jordon District
1913-1915
34
2: Granite District
1909-1910, 1912-1913
34
3: Farmer's Institute
1910-1911
34
4: Correspondence Registrations Courses
1912-1915
34
5: Farmer's Day (Ogden Chatauqua Association)
1911
34
6: Registrations (Correspondence Study)
1913-1914
34
7: L. M. Winsor
1911-1913
34
8: Farmer's "Round-up"
1911-1912

Extension Work (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 35

Container(s) Description Dates
box
35
Box
35
1: Farm Management Division
1912-1913
35
2: Lewis H. Merrill
1913-1914
35
3: Lewis H. Merrill (cont.)
1911-1912
35
4: General
1907
35
5: General
1908
35
6: General
1909

Extension Work (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 36

Container(s) Description Dates
box
36
Box
36
1: E. G. Peterson
1913
36
2: E. G. Peterson
1914
36
3: E. G. Peterson
1915
36
4: E. G. Peterson
1916

Extension Work (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 37

Container(s) Description Dates
box
37
Box
37
1: General Correspondence
1908
37
2: General Correspondence
1909
37
3: General Correspondence
1910
37
4: General Correspondence
1911
37
5: General Correspondence
1912
37
6: General Correspondence
1913
37
7: General Correspondence
1913
37
8: General Correspondence
1914
37
9: General Correspondence
1915

Ernest Morrison - Pamphlets and Books, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 38

Withdrawn from Collection

Agricultural Experiment Stations, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 39

Container(s) Description Dates
box
39
Box
39
1: Irrigation and Drainage
1908-1909
39
2: Bacteriology
1912-1913
39
3: Southern Utah
1908
39
4: M.S. Bulletin
1910, 1912-1913
39
5: Stations and Institutes
1907-1909
39
6: U.S.D.A
1909-1912
39
7: CUES
1907-1909
39
8: Merrill and McLauglin
1907-1909
39
9: E.D. Ball
1907-1912
39
10: John T. Cain III
1907-1909

Agricultural Experiment Stations (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 40

Container(s) Description Dates
box
40
Box
40
1: Joseph T. Atkin
1907-1909
40
2: Cattle Inventory
1908-1909
40
3: Fertilizers
1909
40
4: Veterinary Science
1907-1909
40
5: General Correspondence
1907
40
6: General Correspondence
1908
40
7: General Correspondence
1909
40
8: General Correspondence
1910
40
9: General Correspondence
1911
40
10: General Correspondence
1912
40
11: General Correspondence
1913
40
12: General Correspondence
1914
40
13: General Correspondence
1915

Faculty General Data, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 41

Container(s) Description Dates
box
41
Box
41
1: Data Reports
1907-1908
41
2: General Information
1908-1916, 1921

Daily Programs, Department Reports, and Time Cards, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 42

Inquiries to the President, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 43

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

(Filed only by year; file not dated in that year)

Container(s) Description Dates
box
43
Box
43
1: Filed under #302--several papers separated in years
1908
43
2: Continuation of papers filed under #302
1909

Inquiries to the President (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 44

Container(s) Description Dates
box
44
Box
44
1: Filed under #302 (dated by year only)
1909
44
2: Continuation of papers filed under #302
1909

Inquiries to the President (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 45

Container(s) Description Dates
box
45
Box
45
1: Filed under #302 (dated by year only)
1910
45
2: Continuation of papers filed under #302
1910

Inquiries to the President (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 46

Container(s) Description Dates
box
46
Box
46
1: Filed under #302 (dated by year only)
1911
46
2: Continuation of papers filed under #302
1911

Inquiries to the President (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 47

Container(s) Description Dates
box
47
Box
47
1: General
1907
47
2: General
1908
47
3: General
1909

Inquiries to the President (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 48

Container(s) Description Dates
box
48
Box
48
1: General
1910
48
2: General
1911
48
3: General
1912a

Inquiries to the President (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 49

Container(s) Description Dates
box
49
Box
49
1: General
1912b
49
2: General
1913

Inquiries to the President (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 50

Container(s) Description Dates
box
50
Box
50
1: General
1914
50
2: General
1915
50
3: General
1916

Inquiries to the President (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 51

Container(s) Description Dates
box
51
Box
51
1: Request for Widtsoe's Book
1912
51
2: Request for Catalogs
1912-1913
51
3: Winter Advertising
1908, 1911-1914
51
4: Work Promised
1911
51
5: Employment
1907-1909
51
6: Employment
1910-1912

American Farmer's School (Dry Farming) through Agricultural Homestead Act and Related Matters, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 52

Container(s) Description Dates
box
52
Box
52
1: American Farmer's School (Dry Farming)
1910-1911
52
2: Miscellaneous List of Catalogs Held For Picture Book
1907-1916
52
3: Agricultural Homestead Act and Related Matters
1907-1913

College Inventory, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 53

Letters of Recommendation, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 54

Container(s) Description Dates
box
54
Box
54
1: Letters of Introductions
1908-1914, 1916
54
2: Leave of Absence
1909, 1911-1912
54
3: Civil Service
1913
54
4: Letters of Recommendation
1907-1916
54
4a : For Years-
1907-1910
54
4b : For Years-
1911-1912
54
4c : For Year-
1913

Letters of Recommendation (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 55

Container(s) Description Dates
box
55
Box
55
1: Letter's of Recommendation
1914
55
2: Letter's of Recommendation
1915-1916

Library, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 56

Container(s) Description Dates
box
56
Box
56
1: Correspondence with Librarian
1909-1912
56
2: Books
1912-1913
56
3: General Correspondence
1907-1916

Military Science, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 57

Container(s) Description Dates
box
57
Box
57
1: Military Ball
1912
57
2: Military Science and Tactics
1910-1912
57
3: Department of War
1915-1916
57
4: General Correspondence
1907-1916

Logan City; Cache County Correspondence, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 58

Container(s) Description Dates
box
58
Box
58
1: Logan
1908-1915
58
2: J.A. Hyde
1910-1913
58
3: General
1907-1910, 1912-1916

National, State, and Regional Organizations, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 59

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

(Filed Alphabetically)

Container(s) Description Dates
box
59
Box
59
1: A
1907-1916
59
2: B
1907-1916
59
3: C-D
1907-1916
59
4: E
1907-1916
59
5: F
1907-1916
59
6: G-H
1907-1916
59
7: I-K
1907-1916
59
8: M
1907-1916

National, State, and Regional Organizations (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 60

Container(s) Description Dates
box
60
Box
60
1: N-O
1907-1916
60
2: P-R
1907-1916
60
3: S-T
1907-1916
60
4: U-Z
1907-1916

Newspaper and Advertising Correspondence, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 61

Container(s) Description Dates
box
61
Box
61
1: General Correspondence
1907-1916
61
2: Utah-Education Review
1910-1912
61
3: Deseret News
1913-1916
61
4: Deseret Farmer
1907-1912
61
5: Utah Farmer
1913-1916
61
6: Newspapers
1907, 1909-1913

Newspaper and Advertising Correspondence (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 62

Container(s) Description Dates
box
62
Box
62
1: Publicity Department
1914-1915
62
2: Newspaper Ads and Articles
1907-1915
62
3: School Advertisement
1908-1914

Personal Presidential Correspondence, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 63

Container(s) Description Dates
box
63
Box
63
1: Fletcher-Widtsoe
1909, 1912
63
2: Fairbanks-Widtsoe
1910-1912
63
3: Winter Advertising
1912-1914
63
4: Norwegian Memorial Fund
1913-1914
63
5: Van Wagner and Carrington Widtsoe
1913-1916
63
6: University Work Published
1911-1913
63
7: Willard Laugton-Widtsoe
1912
63
8: Reuben Hi11-Widtsoe
1912
63
9: Secretary-Widtsoe
1911, 1913-1915
63
10: Urgency Correspondence
1911-1912

Personal Presidential Correspondence (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 64

Container(s) Description Dates
box
64
Box
64
1: General
1907
64
2: General
1908
64
3: General
1909
64
4: General
1910
64
5: General
1911
64
6: General
1912a

Personal Presidential Correspondence (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 65

Container(s) Description Dates
box
65
Box
65
1: General
1912b
65
2: General
1913
65
3: General
1914

Personal Presidential Correspondence (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 66

Container(s) Description Dates
box
66
Box
66
1: General
1915
66
2: General
1916

Athletics and P.E., 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 67

Container(s) Description Dates
box
67
Box
67
1: Ray B. West--Athletic Committee
1910-1912
67
2: General
1907-1911
67
3: General
1912-1913
67
4: General
1914
67
5: General
1915-1916

A.C.U. Publications, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 68

Container(s) Description Dates
box
68
Box
68
1: Dummy For Farmer's Roundup
1912
68
2: Bulletin Mock-ups
1907, 1909
68
3: Experiment Station
1913-1916
68
4: Printers and Engravers
1907-1909
68
5: General
1907-1910
68
6: General
1911

A.C.U. Publications (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 69

Container(s) Description Dates
box
69
Box
69
1: General
1912
69
2: General
1913
69
3: General
1914-1915

Publishers, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 70

Container(s) Description Dates
box
70
Box
70
1: Year--
1907
70
2: Year--
1908
70
3: Year--
1909
70
4: Year--
1910
70
5: Year--
1911

Publishers (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 71

Container(s) Description Dates
box
71
Box
71
1: Year--
1912
71
2: Year--
1913
71
3: Year--
1914
71
4: Year--
1915
71
5: Year--
1916

Advertising and Publications, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 72

Container(s) Description Dates
box
72
Box
72
1: Pamphlets
1907-1916

Brochures, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 73

Correspondence Brochures, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 74-75

Public and Private Schools, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 76

Container(s) Description Dates
box
76
Box
76
1: Fellowships and Financial Aid
1910-1911
76
2: Recruitment
1910, 1912-1915
76
3: Intermountain Press Clipping Bureau
1907-1914, 1916
76
4: High School Graduates
1914
76
5: Agriculture in Secondary Schools
1910-1911
76
6: Utah Teacher's Association
1907-1909
76
7: Private Parochial Schools
1909-1912

Public and Private Schools (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 77

Container(s) Description Dates
box
77
Box
77
1: Schools
1908
77
2: Schools
1909
77
3: Schools
1910
77
4: Schools
1911
77
5: Schools
1912
77
6: Schools
1913
77
7: Schools
1914
77
8: Schools
1915
77
9: Schools
1916

Public and Private Schools (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 78

Container(s) Description Dates
box
78
Box
78
1: Church Schools
1907-1909
78
1a : Murdock Academy
1907-1909
78
1b : B.Y.U.
1907-1909
78
1c : B.U.C.
1907-1909
78
1d: L.D.S.U.
1907-1909
78
2: Salt Lake City Schools
1907-1909
78
3: Salt Lake County Schools
1908-1909
78
4: Logan City Schools
1907-1911
78
5: Summit County Schools
1908-1909
78
6: Sevier County Schools
1908-1909
78
7: Sanpete County Schools
1907-1909
78
8: Piute County Schools
1908-1909
78
9: Morgan County Schools
1908-1909
78
10: Millard County Schools
1908-1909
78
11: Public and Private Schools
1908-1909
78
12: Joab County Schools
1908-1909
78
13: Iron County Schools
1909
78
14: Grand County Schools
1908-1909
78
15: Garfield County Schools
1908-1909, 1911
78
16: Emery County Schools
1908-1909
78
17: Beaver County Schools
1908
78
18: box Elder County Schools
1907-1909
78
19: Cache County Schools
1908-1909
78
20: Carbon County Schools
1909
78
21: Davis County Schools
1908-1915
78
22: Tooele County Schools
1908-1909
78
23: Uintah County Schools
1908
78
24: Utah County Schools
1907-1909
78
25: Wasatch County Schools
1908-1909
78
26: Washington County Schools
1908-1909
78
27: Wayne County Schools
1908-1909
78
28: Weber County Schools
1908-1909
78
29: Ogden City Schools and Sacred Heart Academy
1907-1909

Railroads, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 79

Container(s) Description Dates
box
79
Box
79
1: Salt Lake Route
1913-1914
79
2: O.L. and I.R.R. Company
1916
79
3: O.S.L.R.R.
1915-1916
79
4: Oregon Short Line R.R.
1907-1913
79
5: Denver and Rio Grande R. R.
1907-1914
79
6: San Pedro, L.A. and Salt Lake R. R
1907-1915
79
7: Travel Passes
1913-1914

Railroads (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 80

Container(s) Description Dates
box
80
Box
80
1: General
1907-1910
80
2: General
1911-1913
80
3: General
1914
80
4: General
1915-1916

College Recruitment, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 81

Container(s) Description Dates
box
81
Box
81
1: Dummy and Cutouts
1907-1908
81
2: Campaign
1909
81
3: Advertising
1907-1909
81
4: Personal Visits
1907-1908

Registrar, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 82

Container(s) Description Dates
box
82
Box
82
1: Reports
1910-1911
82
2: General
1908-1916

State Agencies Correspondence, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 83

Container(s) Description Dates
box
83
Box
83
1: State Officials to House of Representatives
1912-1913
83
2: Legislature
1907-1911, 1914-1915
83
3: State Board of Examiners
1909-1910, 1912-1915
83
4: Secretary of State--Tingey
1907-1912
83
5: Governor Spry
1908-1916

State Agencies Correspondence (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 84

Container(s) Description Dates
box
84
Box
84
1: Stah State Conservation Commission
1909-1911
84
2: State Food and Dairy Commission
1909-1911
84
3: State Board of Land Commissioners
1908, 1910-1912
84
4: State Horticultural Commission
1907-1912
84
5: L.M. Winsor
1912
84
6: Caleb Tarmer--State Engineer
1907-1908
84
7: State Auditor
1907, 1910, 1912
84
8: State Bureau of Immigration, Labor, and Statistics
1911
84
9: State Veterinarian
1909, 1911
84
10: Representative Howell (Joseph)
1907-1912
84
11: Governor John C. Cutler
1907-1909

State Agencies Correspondence (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 85

Container(s) Description Dates
box
85
Box
85
1: Senator George Southerland
1909-1913
85
2: Senator Reed Smoot
1907,1909-1915
85
3: Utah Teacher's Association
1909-1911
85
4: Utah State Fair
1907-1909
85
5: State Board of Education
1907-1909
85
6: State.Board;of Education
1910-1912
85
7: State Board of Education
1913-1916

State Agencies Correspondence (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 86

Container(s) Description Dates
box
86
Box
86
1: General (by year)
1907-1912
86
2: General (by year)
1913-1916

Federal Agencies Correspondence, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 87

Container(s) Description Dates
box
87
Box
87
1: U.S. Post Office Department
1914-1915
87
2: Department of the Interior
1907, 1911-1916
87
3: Department of Commerce and Labor
1909-1915
87
4: House of Representatives
1911-1914
87
5: Commissioner of Indian Affairs
1909-1910, 1915
87
6: U.S. Geological Survey
1907-1914
87
7: Weather Bureau
1909-1914
87
8: Bills
1912
87
9: U.S. Department of Agriculture
1910-1912
87
10: U.S. Department of Education
1908-1916
87
11: General Data
1908-1915

Secretary to Financial Vice President, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 88

Container(s) Description Dates
box
88
Box
88
1: John L. Coburn
1913-1915
88
2: General
1907-1916
88
3: Inventory of President's Office
1910
88
4: Secretary's Reports
1910-1911

Student Affairs, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 89

Container(s) Description Dates
box
89
Box
89
1: Application for Domestic Science
1908-1914
89
2: Dry Farming Congress
1913-1915
89
3: Dormitory Correspondence
1907-1908
89
4: Student Rating For Graduation
1911-1913
89
5: Student Employment
1910-1915
89
6: Work Promised Students
1912-1913
89
7: Student Body Council
1912-1913
89
8: Foreign Student Correspondence
1909, 1913, 1915-1916
89
9: University Recognition and Awards
1910, 1914

Student Affairs (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 90

Container(s) Description Dates
box
90
Box
90
1: General (by year)
1907-1910
90
2: General (by year)
1911
90
3: General (by year)
1912
90
4: General (by year)
1913
90
5: General (by year)
1914

Student Affairs (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 91

Container(s) Description Dates
box
91
Box
91
1: General (by year)
1915
91
2: General (by year)
1916

Letters of Thanks and Invitations, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 92

Container(s) Description Dates
box
92
Box
92
1: Off Campus
1914-1915
92
2: Invitations
1912-1916
92
3: Letters of Thanks
1910-1911, 1913-1916

Summer and Night School, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 93

Container(s) Description Dates
box
93
Box
93
1: Night School
1908, 1912-1914, 1916
93
2: Summer School
1908-1913

USDA, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 94

Container(s) Description Dates
box
94
Box
94
1: (by year)
1907
94
2: (by year)
1908
94
3: (by year)
1909
94
4: (by year)
1910-1911
94
5: (by year)
1912

USDA (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 95

Container(s) Description Dates
box
95
Box
95
1: (by year)
1913
95
2: (by year)
1914

USDA (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 96

Container(s) Description Dates
box
96
Box
96
1: (by year)
1915
96
2: (by year)
1916
96
3: Forest Service
1907-1913

Other Universities and Colleges, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 97

Container(s) Description Dates
box
97
Box
97
1: Jardine-Widtsoe--Kanses to UAC
1912-1913
97
2: State Normal School
1907-1909
97
3: Other Experiment Stations
1909-1912
97
4: Invitations to Commencements
1911
97
5: University of Utah
1907-1916
97
6: General
>1907

Other Universities and Colleges (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 98

Container(s) Description Dates
box
98
Box
98
1: General
1908
98
2: General
1909
98
3: General
>1910
98
4: General
1911
98
5: General
1912

Other Universities and Colleges (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 99

Container(s) Description Dates
box
99
Box
99
1: General
1913
99
2: General
1914
99
3: General
1915
99
4: General
1916

Miscellaneous - Pamphlets, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 100

Withdrawn from Collection

Miscellaneous, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 101

Container(s) Description Dates
box
101
Box
101
1: Political Parties
1911-1913, 1915
101
2: J.B. Fairbanks
1907-1916
101
3: Logan City
1907-1916
101
4: Watterson R. Rothacker
1911
101
5: Utah State Fair
1910-1915
101
6: Utah State Educational Code Commission
1915
101
7: County Fairs and Livestock Judging
1911
101
8: Health--City and State
1909-1910, 1916
101
9: Utah Schools Committee on Credit
1915
101
10: Carnigue Foundation
1908-1909
101
11: Stock Exchange
1908-1911
101
12: L. H. Bailey
1912-1914
101
13: Commerce
1909-1912
101
14: Creamery
1912-1913
101
15: UEA
1909, 1912-1913, 1915
101
16: Invitations
1907, 1909, 1912-1913
101
17: Recruitment
1912-1914
101
18: Letters of Thanks
1908-1913

Miscellaneous (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 102

Container(s) Description Dates
box
102
Box
102
1: Rhodes Scholarship Trust
1908-1909
102
2: NEA
1910-1913
102
3: AuxilIary Organizations
1907, 1914-1916
102
4: Cafeteria
1909-1911
102
5: Alumni
1912
102
6: Resignations
1912-1915
102
7: Consolidation
1907-1908, 1910-1916
102
8: World War I
1915-1916
102
9: National Copper Bank
1911-1913
102
10: Summer School
1909-1914
102
11: Star Valley Correspondence
1914-1915
102
12: J. L. Horne-Widtsoe
1914
102
13: Inquiries to President
1912-1915
102
14: General
1907-1910
102
15: General
1911-1912

Miscellaneous (cont.), 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 103

Container(s) Description Dates
box
103
Box
103
1: General
1913-1914
103
2: General
1915-1916
103
3: General
1917
103
4: General
1921-1924

Addendum to Widtsoe papers, 1907-1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 104

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

This addition is out of chronilogical order with the preceding material

Container(s) Description Dates
box
104
Box
104
1: Rocky Mountain Farming, papers concerning
1906-1907
104
2: Summer School
1914
104
3: Relief Society of the LDS Church, correspondence
1912-1914
104
4: Home Economics and Domestic Science, materials gathered to document the history of the department's development. Possibly for the quarter centennial. Includes photographs of early instructors and graduates
1915
104
5: High School recruitment
1915
104
6: Home Economics, Housekeepers and Womens' Clubs
1907-1916
104
7: Curricular proposals to the president for the expansion of departments
1907-1916
104
8: Duchesne Experiment Station, a proposal to use Indian Reservation Lands to construct an Agricultural Experiment Station in the Uintah Basin
1915
104
9: Carroll, W.E. correspondence, incoming and outgoing
1915
104
10: Correspondence relating to Widtsoe's efforts to get his textbook on Elementary Agriculture published
1915
104
11: Registrar's Office
1915
104
12: College Regulations. Appears to be a synopsis of changes over a period of 25 years
1907-1916
104
13: Miller, Robert, correspondence between the president and Miller Floral Company, Farmington, UT
1914

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  • Subject Terms :
  • >USU -- Strategic planning.
  • Dry Farming -- Utah
  • USU -- Accreditation.
  • USU -- Administration.
  • USU -- Alumni.
  • USU -- Athletics (Intercollegiate)
  • USU -- Awards and honors.
  • USU -- Budgets.
  • USU -- Buildings and grounds.
  • USU -- Business affairs.
  • USU -- Commencement.
  • USU -- Councils and committees.
  • USU -- Development.
  • USU -- Diversity.
  • USU -- Enrollment -- Statistics.
  • USU -- Faculty and staff.
  • USU -- Finance.
  • USU -- Goals and objectives.
  • USU -- Graduation.
  • USU -- History (President's Office)
  • USU -- Memoranda.
  • USU -- Policies and procedures.
  • USU -- Presidents.
  • USU -- Program development.
  • USU -- Research.
  • USU -- Statistics.
  • USU -- Student affairs.
  • USU -- Student activities.
  • USU -- Town and gown.
  • USU -- Tuition.
  • Personal Names :
  • Utah State University. Office of the President.
  • Widtsoe, John Andreas, 1872-1952 -- Archives.
  • Corporate Names :
  • >Snow College (Ephraim, Utah) -- History -- Sources.
  • Southern Utah University -- History -- Sources.
  • Utah State University -- History -- Sources.
  • Utah State University. Office of the President -- Archives.
  • Geographical Names :
  • College presidents -- Utah -- Logan -- Archives.
  • Universities and colleges -- Utah -- Logan -- Archives.