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
SPCreference@lists.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.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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

Permission to publish material from the M. Lynn Bennion papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: M. Lynn Bennion papers, Accn 531, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations:Accn 531.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Milton Bennion Personal Materials, 1897-1970Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
box
1
Folder
1
Biographical Material
2
Cora Lindsay Bennion
3
"Memories from the Milton Bennion Family"
4-5
"Memoirs"
6
Honorary Dr. of Education, University of Utah
1931
7
Teaching Certificates
8-9
Reed Holt Beckstead, "Philosophy & Educational Contributions of Bennion"
1954
Volume
1
The Life Philosophy and Educational Contributions of Milton Bennion
1954
Folder
10
Employment Contracts, University of Utah
1940
Volume
2
Milton Bennion Thesis
1897
Folder
11
Milton Bennion Memorial Foundation
1956-1970
12
News Clippings
1913-1960
13
Miscellaneous
1929-1950

Milton Bennion Missionary Journals & Notes, 1889-1893Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Milton Bennion Correspondence, 1911-1952Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Milton Bennion Articles and Addresses, 1913-1953Return to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Container(s) Description Dates
box
4
Folder
1
List of Publications
2
"Freshman Course In Ethics"
3
"Plan of Community Cooperation in Education"
4
"High School Course in Citizenship"
5
"After-the-War Changes in Education"
6
"Aim at Something"
7
"Aim: A Moral Society"
1933
8
"Aim: Develpoment of Personalities"
9
"Art, Universal"
1952
10
"Board of Education and Superintendent"
11
"Civilization and World Peace"
12
"The Contributions of Philosophy"
1938
13
"The Development of Civilization"
14
"Development of Moral Judgement"
15
"Direct Instruction in Citizenship"
1918
16
"E. E. Erickson, The Man"
17
"Economy in Education"
1927
18
"Education as a Function of the State"
19
"Education for World Understanding"
1952
20
"Education Problem from Parent's Viewpoint"
21
"Ethics as a School Study"
1926
22
"The Ethics of Taxation"
23
"Evolution and Higher Criticism Controversy at BYU"
24
"Financial Support of Public Education"
25
"Freedom Through Self-Discipline"
1952
26
"Function of School of Education"
27
"Gambling for the Glory of God"
28
"The Governor's Logic"
1913
29
"History of Ethics"
1926
30
"How Can School Revenues Be Increased"
31
"College Life: Make or Mar Character of Youth"
1924
32
"How Safe is Beer?"
33
"Freeing Education Administration from Politics"
34
"Developing Instrinsic Value of Moral Life"
1928
35
"Idealism in Practical Life"
36
"Ideals for Rollins College"
1927
37
"Ideals of Developing Character"
1927
38
"The Improvement of Teachers"
1916
39
"The Indispensable School Nurse"
40
"Molding the Course of Study"
41
"Interdependence of Democracy and Public Education"
1936
42
"Legal License vs. Wisdom"
43
"Let's Look Our Best"
1934
44
"The Liquor License Bill"
45
"The Liquor Problem-- Voluntary Abstinence"
1928
46
"Love Versus Hate"
1953
47
"Loyalty"
48
"The Metaphysical Basis of Morality"
49
"Character and Citizenship Training in Schools"
1924
50
"Need of Organized Teaching Body"
51
"Need of Vocational Guidance for Youth"
1938
52
"The New Culture"
53
"New Frontiers for US Youth"
54
"No Freedom Without Moral Force"
55
"On the Present War"
1917
56
"Orientation Through Social Ethics"
1931

Milton Bennion Articles and Addresses, 1912-1953Return to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Container(s) Description Dates
box
5
Folder
1
"Ethics in Teacher Training"
1928
2
"Ethics in Teacher Training/ Social Studies"
1927
3
"Policy of the School of Education"
4
"Practical Ethics in High School and College"
1912
5
"Present Situation in SLC as it Concerns Voters"
1929
6
"Probable Moral Effects of the War"
1914
7
"Problem of Science and Religion"
1921
8
"The Professional Training of Teachers"
1917
9
"The Profit Motive in the Liquor Business"
10
"The Public School System"
11
"Public Support of Higher Education in Utah"
12
"The Purposes of Public Education"
13
"The Question as a Force in Education"
14
"Recent Progress in the Science of Education"
1929
15
"Responsible Parenthood"
16
"Sex Education"
17
"Shall the Laws Be Obeyed?"
18
"Significance of the Individual"
19
"Socialized Citizenship Through Education"
1926
20
"Spiritual Values, Are They Practical?"
21
"The Standards of Public Morality"
1927
22
"The State Authority Plan of Liquor Control"
23
"Summer Schools: An Opportunity for Live Teachers"
1918
24
"The Tax Situation in Utah"
1918
25
"Teacher-Training for International Understanding"
1931
26
"Teacher-Training for Church and State"
27
"Teaching Social Ethics in High School"
1928
28
"Teaching the Constitution in Jr. High"
29
"To State Committee of All Political Parties"
30
"Training of Teachers for Health Education"
1930
31
"The Trinity of Modern Educational Aims"
32
"Unwarranted Partisanship"
33
"The Utah Morality Codes"
1918
34
"Vocational Education as a part of Citizenship"
35
"Uncommon Honesty"
36
"Waste Not, Want Not"
1953
37
"What Can the Teacher Contribute to Pupil's Success?"
38
"What is Character?"
39
"Who is Responsible for Moral Training"
40
"Youth and the Liquor Problem"
1935
41
Pamphlets Written by Bennion

Milton Bennion Religious Material, 1940-1952Return to Top

Container(s): Box 6

Container(s) Description Dates
box
6
Folder
1
Deseret Sunday School Union Audit
1940
2
Forest Dale Ward Sunday School- 57 years
1949
3
"Chastity, Marriage, and Family"
1943
4
"Christ's Teachings Applied"
1952
5
"Christian Living: The Way Out"
1941
6
"Jesus, the Master Teacher"
1940
7
"The Latter-day Saint Melting Pot"
1952
8
"Moral and Religious Attributes Developed Through Scriptures"
9
"Richard E. Folland"
1949
10
"Woman's Part in Procreation"
1952

Milton Bennion Character Education, 1921-1927Return to Top

Container(s): Box 7

Container(s) Description Dates
box
7
Folder
1-2
Reports from Committee on Character Education
1921-1923
3-4
Character Education Bulletins
5-6
Character Education: University of Utah Home Study Course
7
"Character Best Developed by Worthy Purposes"
1926
8
"Character Education"
1927
9
"Character Education as A Community Responsibility"
10
"Character Education in the Home"
11
"Character Education Objectives"
1924
12
"The Cultivation of Moral Thoughtfulness"
13
"History of Movement for Citizenship Training"
1924
14
"Moral Instruction in the High School"
15
"Objectives of Character Education"
16
"The Problem of Moral Standards"
1927
17
"Life Purposes as Factors in Character Development"
18
"The Significance of the Individual in the Moral Order"
19
"Teacher-Training for Character Education"
1927
20
"The Uses of the Morality Codes"
1922
21
Miscellaneous Materials
Volume
1
Character Education Course

Milton Bennion, 1787-1951Return to Top

Container(s): Box 8

Container(s) Description Dates
box
8
Folder
1
Book Review, A Man Called Peter
2
Book Review, Barabbas
3
Book Review, Charles Evans Hughes
4
Book Review, The Foundations of Freedom
5
Book Review, God's Men
6
Book Review, Israel, Problems of Nation-Building
7
Book Review, Let's Live
8
Book Review, Man of the Family
9
Book Review, Marv
10
Book Review, Scandinavia Today
11-23
A Spiritual Philosophy of Life
1929-1930
24
Prayer at the Constitutional Convention
Copy of document, not original
1787
25
Notes on Psychological Lectures, Columbia University
1900-1901
26
Article Regarding George Thomas Library
27
Article Regarding Branch Normal School
28
Article Regarding the Social Welfare League
29
Articles on World Conference on Education
1923
30
Articles Regarding Elbert D. Thomas
1950
31
University of Utah Centennial Program
1950
32
Article by Ben M. Cherrington
33
Eccles Address, USAC Commencement
1951
34
Mayor Earl J. Glade Interview
1949
35
Religious Pamphlets
36
Miscellaneous

Milton Bennion, 1893Return to Top

Container(s): Box 9

Container(s) Description Dates
box
9
Volume
1
Scrapbook
Folder
1
Egyptian Passport
1893

M. Lynn Bennion, Correspondence, 1944-1945Return to Top

Container(s): Box 10

Correspondence regarding Bennion's appointment as Superintendent of Salt Lake City Schools.

M. Lynn Bennion Salt Lake City (SLC) Schools Superintendent, 1956-1974Return to Top

Container(s): Box 11

Container(s) Description Dates
box
11
Folder
1
Controversy Over Released Time Seminary
1956-1957
2
"The Urban Picture"
1968
3-7
SLC Schools' Volunteer Program
1968-1972
8-10
Correspondence on Robert Archuleta Incident
1968
11-13
Correspondence on James Peterson Incident
1968
14
Correspondence on Michael W. McKain Incident
1968
15
Correspondence on Joy Ray Incident
1974

M. Lynn Bennion Articles and Addresses, 1945-1975Return to Top

Container(s): Box 12

Container(s) Description Dates
box
12
Folder
1
"A Costly Conflict Resolution Procedure"
2
"A Message to Teachers"
3
"Superintendent Views Professional Negotiations"
1968
4
"A Time to Stretch"
1975
5
"Accountability Proposals for Utah Schools"
6
"The Administrator and the Instructional Program"
7
"After Eleven Years of Superintending"
1956
8
"The April 20 School Election Proposals"
1954
9
"As We Perceive It"
1964
10
"The Battle for Democracy"
1945
11
"Beacon Heights Dedication"
1954
12
"The Contribution of Schools to Education"
1966
13
"Creating Interest in the Classroom"
14
"Education for Ethical Conduct"
1946
15
"Education that Sustains"
16
"Educational Television"
1959
17
"Educational Television Programs"
18
"Educational Theory"
1961
19
"Enduring Values in a Changing World"
20
"Essentials of School Finance"
21
"Glimpses of Europe"
1959
22
"God Bless America, With What?"
1945
23
"Harmony in Relationships"
1951
24
"He That Seeketh Me Early Shall Find Me"
25
"How to Involve Teachers in District Deliberations"
26
"Human Relations in School Work"
1947
27
"Humanizing School Administration"
28
"Implications of Human Relationship for Mental Health Schools"
1949
29
"Improving Democratic Practices in School Administration"
1950
30
"Increasing the Contribution of Schools to Education"
1962
31
"Increasing the Contribution of Teachers to Education"
32
"Leadership Role of School Superintendent"
33
"Legislative Goals for Education"
34
"Local Autonomy in School Finance"
1966
35
"Major Costs of Operating the Schools"
1956
36
"Modern Schools Require Creative Teachers"
37
"Needs and Responsibilities, SLC Board of Education"
1968
38
"Not By Knowledge Alone"
39
"Only Through Awareness"
1968
40
"Operationalizing a Concept"
1974
41
"Our Teachers Are Important People"
1949

M. Lynn Bennion Articles and Addresses, 1946-1974Return to Top

Container(s): Box 13

Container(s) Description Dates
box
13
Folder
1
"Positive Approach in Pupil Adjustment"
2
"Professional Responsibilities"
1954
3
"Legislative Proposal to Support Teacher Leadership"
4
"Prospective Teachers"
1959
5
"Purposes of Education"
1946
6
"Purposes To Be Served"
1951
7
"Qualities Essential to Creative Leadership"
8
"Quality and Equality in Education"
1958
9
"Readiness for Reading"
1949
10
"Recommended Points to Emphasize in Negotiations"
1968
11
"Relationship of Superintendent to Instructional Program"
12
"Relationship of the Principle and the Supervisor"
13
"Religious Stewardship for Today's Youth"
14
"Responsibilities of Administrators"
1965
15
"The Responsibilities of the School Board"
16
"Role of Administrator in Improvement of Instruction"
1954
17
"The Role of School Boards in US Education"
18
"School Daze"
1952
19
"The Search for a Purpose"
1960
20
"Some Fruits of Utah Legislative Session, 1965"
1965
21
"Sputnik and the Challenge of Education"
22
"State-School Separation"
1964
23
"The Superintendent as Social Engineer"
24
"The Teacher and Principal in Decision Making"
1967
25
"The Teacher as a Counselor"
1948
26
"Teacher Militancy and Quality Education"
1968
27
"Teaching with Pictures"
1947
28
"To Be or Not To Be"
1972
29
"Tribute to Richard P. Condie"
1974
30
"United Nations (UN) Principles"
31
"UN of Educators Conference Report"
1959
32
"What is the Call of the Teacher"
1966
33
"What Shall We Pay the Superintendent?"
34
"How Schools Can Promote UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization"
35
"World Peace"
36
"Your Contribution to an Expanding Enterprise"
1968
37
"Youth Looks Ahead"
38
Address to Western Music Educators Conference
1959
39
Dedication of Douglas School Auditorium
40
Address to Frontiersman
1968
41
Utah Education Association, Legislative Banquet Talk
1964
42
Untitled Address
43
Untitled Address Given at Mid-Year Institute
1969
44
Miscellaneous Addresses

M. Lynn Bemmion Utah Educational Television Foundation (KUED), 1951-1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box 14

Container(s) Description Dates
box
14
Folder
1
Articles of Incorporation
2
Bylaws
1957
3
Organizational Chart
4-14
Committee Meeting Minutes
1951-1960
15
Membership List
16
Correspondence
1951-1958
17
Utah Educational Television History
18
National Citizens Committee for Educational Television
1952-1954
19-20
Joint Committee on Educational Television
1953-1954
21
Denver Area Conuncil for Education Telelvsion
22-25
Utah Survey on Educational Televsion
1962-1964

M. Lynn Bennion UT Educational TV Foundation (KUED)Return to Top

Container(s): Box 15

The material in this box includes articles, summaries, correspondence, reports, surveys, memorandum and other material pertaining to KUED.

M. Lynn Bennion, 1937-1972Return to Top

Container(s): Box 16

Container(s) Description Dates
box
16
Volume
1
Autobiography of M. Lynn Bennion
Folder
1
Cerfificate of School Administration
2
An Unusual Marriage: Tribute to Bennion
3
O.C. Tanner, Tribute to Bennion
4-7
Correspondence
1945-1972
8
News Clippings
9
Appointment as Chaplain
1937
10
Stewart Training School
1949
11
Vocational Training
12
United Service Organization Council of SLC
1943-1945
13
Pamphlets
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