Utah Valley University Digital Collections
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Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-
Hyrum Johnson, a native of Utah Valley, taught industrial arts classes in Spanish Fork and Pleasant Grove before becoming the first "director" of the institution. He was a highly respected craftsman and teacher. His enthusiasm and dedication to vocational education and his "never-say-die" attitude were instrumental in getting the Central Utah Vocational School started. However, the pressures and problems that occurred during the war production training years were a great burden to Hyrum and this caused his health to deteriorate. He went on paid leave in 1944. In his place, Lorenzo E. Peterson served for a short while as the Acting Director but he, too, left the school, leaving Wilson Sorenson, the treasurer and purchasing agent, to take over in his place.
Content Description +/-
Collection contains one photograph of President Johnson with a labeled envelope, and a facsimile of a painting of President Johnson.
Collection Use +/-
Restrictions on Access:
Access to the collection is open with assistance from the archivist or staff.
Restrictions on Use:
Open for Research. Copyright for official University records is held by Utah Valley University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Administrative Information +/-
Collection contains only one series: Hyrum E. Johnson portraits.
Gift of the office of the President
Johnson, Hyrum E.
0.5 Linear feet; 1 box
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Author of the Finding Aid:
Finding aid prepared by Aimee Bastarache, Assistant Archivist
EAD Creation Date:
4 December 2012
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Central Utah Vocational School--History.
Colleges and Universities
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