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E. Mark Bezzant collection of Asian artifacts

Identifier: AR 355Bez

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of Asian artifacts collected by E. Mark Bezzant. Items are from China, Korea, and Japan; materials include: opium boxes, Buddha shrines, toothpick boxes, dishes, pots, boxes, an incense censor, a porcelain flute, and silver coins.


  • 1426-1949 (unverified)


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Conditions Governing Access note

Access to the collection is open with assistance from the archivist or staff.

Conditions Governing Use note

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.

Biographical/Historical note

Dr. E. Mark Bezzant began his work in education long before he was member of the Utah Valley State College faculty. After graduating from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and a Secondary Teaching Certificate, he began work as a Debate, Economics, and Law teacher at Pleasant Grove High School for about seven years. In 1982, he changed focus and became a counselor for the high school. He later served as the principal for North Sanpete High School for two years. He started his career at Utah Valley State College in 1991, where over the next eighteen years he held five different positions at the school. These positions included: Director of the Utah Valley State College School, College and University Partnership; Executive Director of the Utah Valley State College School, College and University Partnership; Executive Director of Utah Valley State College Strategic Planning and Institutional Research; Assistant Vice President of Utah Valley State College Strategic Planning, Institutional Research, Institutional Effectiveness, School, College and University Partnerships, and Student Services; and Utah Valley State College Assistant Vice President and Assistant to the President for School, College and University Partnerships. He was able to earn his Masters Degree in Educational Administration and his Doctorate Degree in Educational History and Reform from Brigham Young University while working at Utah Valley State College. He also took an interest in the history of the school. He began to collect papers and photographs that were of significance to the school and to interview faculty and staff that played a major role in the school's history. By the time he retired, he was commonly known as the unofficial historian of the school.


6.67 Linear Feet (4 containers)


This collection consists of Asian artifacts collected by E. Mark Bezzant.

Arrangement note

This collection is arranged according to object type.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of E. Mark Bezzant

Related Archival Materials note

AR 152.5 E. Mark Bezzant collection

Acknowledgment of Bias and Harmful Content

The Sutherland Archives recognizes there are materials in our collections that may be offensive or harmful. Materials may contain language or depictions that are racist, sexist, Eurocentric, ableist, homophobic, etc. We present such materials unaltered to preserve context and to present a complete historical record. Sutherland Archives staff is making efforts to update our finding aids to acknowledge offensive content.

Processing Information

Dates marked "unverified" have been provided by a donor-appointed appraiser and have not been verified.

Finding aid prepared by Aimee Bastarache, Assistant Archivist
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Repository Details

Part of the Fulton Library George Sutherland Archives Repository

800 West University Parkway
MS 145
Orem Utah 84058 United States