M. Lynn Bennion papers, 1787-1982  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Bennion, Milton Lynn, 1902-
Title
M. Lynn Bennion papers
Dates
1787-1982 (inclusive)
Quantity
8 linear feet
Collection Number
Accn0531
Summary
The M. Lynn Bennion papers (1787-1982) contain journals, correspondence, articles, and educational materials concerning M. Lynn Bennion and his father, Milton Bennion. Both were educators and religious leaders in Salt Lake City.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

M. Lynn Bennion (b. 1902) and his father, Milton Bennion (1870-1953), are both noted for their contribution to educational studies both in Utah and nation-wide. Milton Bennion served as chairman of the National Council on Character Education for the National Education Association from 1921-1925. He was appointed Professor of Philsophy at the University of Utah in 1904 and later became the Dean of the School of Education from 1913-1941. He also served on the General Sunday School Board of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) for forty years. His son, M. Lynn Bennion received his Ed.D in 1936 from the University of California, Berkeley. He was Supervisor of LDS Church Seminaries from 1935-1945 and after became the Superintendent of the Salt Lake City School District until 1969. From then he was the Executive Secretary for the Society of Utah School Superintendents until 1981.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The M. Lynn Bennion papers (1787-1982) consist of correspondence, addresses, articles, contracts, journals, book reviews, education courses, a passport, and reports. Materials belonging to Milton Bennion are in the first nine boxes. The rest of the material relates to M. Lynn Bennion.

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Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: M. Lynn Bennion papers, ACCN 0531, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: ACCN 0531.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Milton Bennion Materials, 1897-1970Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Personal Materials
Box Folder
1 1
Biographical Material
1 2
Cora Lindsay Bennion
1 3
"Memories from the Milton Bennion Family"
1 4-5
"Memoirs"
1 6
Honorary Dr. of Education, University of Utah
1931
1 7
Teaching Certificates
1 8-9
Reed Holt Beckstead, "Philosophy & Educational Contributions of Bennion"
1954
Volume
1 1
The Life Philosophy and Educational Contributions of Milton Bennion
1954
Folder
1 10
Employment Contracts, University of Utah
1940
Volume
1 2
Milton Bennion Thesis
1897
Folder
1 11
Milton Bennion Memorial Foundation
1956-1970
1 12
News Clippings
1913-1960
1 13
Miscellaneous
1929-1950
2
Milton Bennion Missionary Journals and Notes
1889-1893
3
Milton Bennion Correspondence
1911-1952
Articles and Addresses
Box Folder
4 1
List of Publications
4 2
"Freshman Course In Ethics"
4 3
"Plan of Community Cooperation in Education"
4 4
"High School Course in Citizenship"
4 5
"After-the-War Changes in Education"
4 6
"Aim at Something"
4 7
"Aim: A Moral Society"
1933
4 8
"Aim: Develpoment of Personalities"
4 9
"Art, Universal"
1952
4 10
"Board of Education and Superintendent"
4 11
"Civilization and World Peace"
4 12
"The Contributions of Philosophy"
1938
4 13
"The Development of Civilization"
4 14
"Development of Moral Judgement"
4 15
"Direct Instruction in Citizenship"
1918
4 16
"E. E. Erickson, The Man"
4 17
"Economy in Education"
1927
4 18
"Education as a Function of the State"
4 19
"Education for World Understanding"
1952
4 20
"Education Problem from Parent's Viewpoint"
4 21
"Ethics as a School Study"
1926
4 22
"The Ethics of Taxation"
4 23
"Evolution and Higher Criticism Controversy at BYU"
4 24
"Financial Support of Public Education"
4 25
"Freedom Through Self-Discipline"
1952
4 26
"Function of School of Education"
4 27
"Gambling for the Glory of God"
4 28
"The Governor's Logic"
1913
4 29
"History of Ethics"
1926
4 30
"How Can School Revenues Be Increased"
4 31
"College Life: Make or Mar Character of Youth"
1924
4 32
"How Safe is Beer?"
4 33
"Freeing Education Administration from Politics"
4 34
"Developing Instrinsic Value of Moral Life"
1928
4 35
"Idealism in Practical Life"
4 36
"Ideals for Rollins College"
1927
4 37
"Ideals of Developing Character"
1927
4 38
"The Improvement of Teachers"
1916
4 39
"The Indispensable School Nurse"
4 40
"Molding the Course of Study"
4 41
"Interdependence of Democracy and Public Education"
1936
4 42
"Legal License vs. Wisdom"
4 43
"Let's Look Our Best"
1934
4 44
"The Liquor License Bill"
4 45
"The Liquor Problem-- Voluntary Abstinence"
1928
4 46
"Love Versus Hate"
1953
4 47
"Loyalty"
4 48
"The Metaphysical Basis of Morality"
4 49
"Character and Citizenship Training in Schools"
1924
4 50
"Need of Organized Teaching Body"
4 51
"Need of Vocational Guidance for Youth"
1938
4 52
"The New Culture"
4 53
"New Frontiers for US Youth"
4 54
"No Freedom Without Moral Force"
4 55
"On the Present War"
1917
4 56
"Orientation Through Social Ethics"
1931
5 1
"Ethics in Teacher Training"
1928
5 2
"Ethics in Teacher Training/ Social Studies"
1927
5 3
"Policy of the School of Education"
5 4
"Practical Ethics in High School and College"
1912
5 5
"Present Situation in SLC as it Concerns Voters"
1929
5 6
"Probable Moral Effects of the War"
1914
5 7
"Problem of Science and Religion"
1921
5 8
"The Professional Training of Teachers"
1917
5 9
"The Profit Motive in the Liquor Business"
5 10
"The Public School System"
5 11
"Public Support of Higher Education in Utah"
5 12
"The Purposes of Public Education"
5 13
"The Question as a Force in Education"
5 14
"Recent Progress in the Science of Education"
1929
5 15
"Responsible Parenthood"
5 16
"Sex Education"
5 17
"Shall the Laws Be Obeyed?"
5 18
"Significance of the Individual"
5 19
"Socialized Citizenship Through Education"
1926
5 20
"Spiritual Values, Are They Practical?"
5 21
"The Standards of Public Morality"
1927
5 22
"The State Authority Plan of Liquor Control"
5 23
"Summer Schools: An Opportunity for Live Teachers"
1918
5 24
"The Tax Situation in Utah"
1918
5 25
"Teacher-Training for International Understanding"
1931
5 26
"Teacher-Training for Church and State"
5 27
"Teaching Social Ethics in High School"
1928
5 28
"Teaching the Constitution in Jr. High"
5 29
"To State Committee of All Political Parties"
5 30
"Training of Teachers for Health Education"
1930
5 31
"The Trinity of Modern Educational Aims"
5 32
"Unwarranted Partisanship"
5 33
"The Utah Morality Codes"
1918
5 34
"Vocational Education as a part of Citizenship"
5 35
"Uncommon Honesty"
5 36
"Waste Not, Want Not"
1953
5 37
"What Can the Teacher Contribute to Pupil's Success?"
5 38
"What is Character?"
5 39
"Who is Responsible for Moral Training"
5 40
"Youth and the Liquor Problem"
1935
5 41
Pamphlets Written by Bennion
Religious Material
Box Folder
6 1
Deseret Sunday School Union Audit
1940
6 2
Forest Dale Ward Sunday School- 57 years
1949
6 3
"Chastity, Marriage, and Family"
1943
6 4
"Christ's Teachings Applied"
1952
6 5
"Christian Living: The Way Out"
1941
6 6
"Jesus, the Master Teacher"
1940
6 7
"The Latter-day Saint Melting Pot"
1952
6 8
"Moral and Religious Attributes Developed Through Scriptures"
6 9
"Richard E. Folland"
1949
6 10
"Woman's Part in Procreation"
1952
Character Education
Box Folder
7 1-2
Reports from Committee on Character Education
1921-1923
7 3-4
Character Education Bulletins
7 5-6
Character Education: University of Utah Home Study Course
7 7
"Character Best Developed by Worthy Purposes"
1926
7 8
"Character Education"
1927
7 9
"Character Education as A Community Responsibility"
7 10
"Character Education in the Home"
7 11
"Character Education Objectives"
1924
7 12
"The Cultivation of Moral Thoughtfulness"
7 13
"History of Movement for Citizenship Training"
1924
7 14
"Moral Instruction in the High School"
7 15
"Objectives of Character Education"
7 16
"The Problem of Moral Standards"
1927
7 17
"Life Purposes as Factors in Character Development"
7 18
"The Significance of the Individual in the Moral Order"
7 19
"Teacher-Training for Character Education"
1927
7 20
"The Uses of the Morality Codes"
1922
7 21
Miscellaneous Materials
Volume
7 1
Character Education Course
Writings and General Materials
Box Folder
8 1
Book Review, A Man Called Peter
8 2
Book Review, Barabbas
8 3
Book Review, Charles Evans Hughes
8 4
Book Review, The Foundations of Freedom
8 5
Book Review, God's Men
8 6
Book Review, Israel, Problems of Nation-Building
8 7
Book Review, Let's Live
8 8
Book Review, Man of the Family
8 9
Book Review, Marv
8 10
Book Review, Scandinavia Today
8 11-23
A Spiritual Philosophy of Life
1929-1930
8 24
Prayer at the Constitutional Convention
Copy of document, not original
1787
8 25
Notes on Psychological Lectures, Columbia University
1900-1901
8 26
Article Regarding George Thomas Library
8 27
Article Regarding Branch Normal School
8 28
Article Regarding the Social Welfare League
8 29
Articles on World Conference on Education
1923
8 30
Articles Regarding Elbert D. Thomas
1950
8 31
University of Utah Centennial Program
1950
8 32
Article by Ben M. Cherrington
8 33
Eccles Address, USAC Commencement
1951
8 34
Mayor Earl J. Glade Interview
1949
8 35
Religious Pamphlets
8 36
Miscellaneous
Personal Materials
Box Volume
9 1
Scrapbook
Folder
9 1
Egyptian Passport
1893

M. Lynn Bennion MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
10
Correspondence
Correspondence regarding Bennion's appointment as Superintendent of Salt Lake City Schools.
1944-1945
Salt Lake City (SLC) Schools Superintendent
Box Folder
11 1
Controversy Over Released Time Seminary
1956-1957
11 2
"The Urban Picture"
1968
11 3-7
SLC Schools' Volunteer Program
1968-1972
11 8-10
Correspondence on Robert Archuleta Incident
1968
11 11-13
Correspondence on James Peterson Incident
1968
11 14
Correspondence on Michael W. McKain Incident
1968
11 15
Correspondence on Joy Ray Incident
1974
Articles and Addresses
Box Folder
12 1
"A Costly Conflict Resolution Procedure"
12 2
"A Message to Teachers"
12 3
"Superintendent Views Professional Negotiations"
1968
12 4
"A Time to Stretch"
1975
12 5
"Accountability Proposals for Utah Schools"
12 6
"The Administrator and the Instructional Program"
12 7
"After Eleven Years of Superintending"
1956
12 8
"The April 20 School Election Proposals"
1954
12 9
"As We Perceive It"
1964
12 10
"The Battle for Democracy"
1945
12 11
"Beacon Heights Dedication"
1954
12 12
"The Contribution of Schools to Education"
1966
12 13
"Creating Interest in the Classroom"
12 14
"Education for Ethical Conduct"
1946
12 15
"Education that Sustains"
12 16
"Educational Television"
1959
12 17
"Educational Television Programs"
12 18
"Educational Theory"
1961
12 19
"Enduring Values in a Changing World"
12 20
"Essentials of School Finance"
12 21
"Glimpses of Europe"
1959
12 22
"God Bless America, With What?"
1945
12 23
"Harmony in Relationships"
1951
12 24
"He That Seeketh Me Early Shall Find Me"
12 25
"How to Involve Teachers in District Deliberations"
12 26
"Human Relations in School Work"
1947
12 27
"Humanizing School Administration"
12 28
"Implications of Human Relationship for Mental Health Schools"
1949
12 29
"Improving Democratic Practices in School Administration"
1950
12 30
"Increasing the Contribution of Schools to Education"
1962
12 31
"Increasing the Contribution of Teachers to Education"
12 32
"Leadership Role of School Superintendent"
12 33
"Legislative Goals for Education"
12 34
"Local Autonomy in School Finance"
1966
12 35
"Major Costs of Operating the Schools"
1956
12 36
"Modern Schools Require Creative Teachers"
12 37
"Needs and Responsibilities, SLC Board of Education"
1968
12 38
"Not By Knowledge Alone"
12 39
"Only Through Awareness"
1968
12 40
"Operationalizing a Concept"
1974
12 41
"Our Teachers Are Important People"
1949
13 1
"Positive Approach in Pupil Adjustment"
13 2
"Professional Responsibilities"
1954
13 3
"Legislative Proposal to Support Teacher Leadership"
13 4
"Prospective Teachers"
1959
13 5
"Purposes of Education"
1946
13 6
"Purposes To Be Served"
1951
13 7
"Qualities Essential to Creative Leadership"
13 8
"Quality and Equality in Education"
1958
13 9
"Readiness for Reading"
1949
13 10
"Recommended Points to Emphasize in Negotiations"
1968
13 11
"Relationship of Superintendent to Instructional Program"
13 12
"Relationship of the Principle and the Supervisor"
13 13
"Religious Stewardship for Today's Youth"
13 14
"Responsibilities of Administrators"
1965
13 15
"The Responsibilities of the School Board"
13 16
"Role of Administrator in Improvement of Instruction"
1954
13 17
"The Role of School Boards in US Education"
13 18
"School Daze"
1952
13 19
"The Search for a Purpose"
1960
13 20
"Some Fruits of Utah Legislative Session, 1965"
1965
13 21
"Sputnik and the Challenge of Education"
13 22
"State-School Separation"
1964
13 23
"The Superintendent as Social Engineer"
13 24
"The Teacher and Principal in Decision Making"
1967
13 25
"The Teacher as a Counselor"
1948
13 26
"Teacher Militancy and Quality Education"
1968
13 27
"Teaching with Pictures"
1947
13 28
"To Be or Not To Be"
1972
13 29
"Tribute to Richard P. Condie"
1974
13 30
"United Nations (UN) Principles"
13 31
"UN of Educators Conference Report"
1959
13 32
"What is the Call of the Teacher"
1966
13 33
"What Shall We Pay the Superintendent?"
13 34
"How Schools Can Promote UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization"
13 35
"World Peace"
13 36
"Your Contribution to an Expanding Enterprise"
1968
13 37
"Youth Looks Ahead"
13 38
Address to Western Music Educators Conference
1959
13 39
Dedication of Douglas School Auditorium
13 40
Address to Frontiersman
1968
13 41
Utah Education Association, Legislative Banquet Talk
1964
13 42
Untitled Address
13 43
Untitled Address Given at Mid-Year Institute
1969
13 44
Miscellaneous Addresses
Utah Educational Television Foundation (KUED)
Box Folder
14 1
Articles of Incorporation
14 2
Bylaws
1957
14 3
Organizational Chart
14 4-14
Committee Meeting Minutes
1951-1960
14 15
Membership List
14 16
Correspondence
1951-1958
14 17
Utah Educational Television History
14 18
National Citizens Committee for Educational Television
1952-1954
14 19-20
Joint Committee on Educational Television
1953-1954
14 21
Denver Area Conuncil for Education Telelvsion
14 22-25
Utah Survey on Educational Televsion
1962-1964
15
General Materials
The material in this box includes articles, summaries, correspondence, reports, surveys, memorandum and other material pertaining to KUED.
General Materials
Box Volume
16 1
Autobiography of M. Lynn Bennion
Folder
16 1
Cerfificate of School Administration
16 2
An Unusual Marriage: Tribute to Bennion
16 3
O.C. Tanner, Tribute to Bennion
16 4-7
Correspondence
1945-1972
16 8
News Clippings
16 9
Appointment as Chaplain
1937
16 10
Stewart Training School
1949
16 11
Vocational Training
16 12
United Service Organization Council of SLC
1943-1945
16 13
Pamphlets
16 14
Miscellaneous Material

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Education
  • Mormons--Diaries
  • Public schools--Utah--Salt Lake City
  • School management and organization
  • Personal Names :
  • Bennion, Milton Lynn, 1902- --Archives
  • Bennion, Milton, 1870-1953--Archives
  • Bennion, Milton, 1870-1953--Diaries
  • Corporate Names :
  • KUED-TV (Television station : Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Utah Educational Television Foundation
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Articles
  • Contracts
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Reports
  • Speeches