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Hyrum E. Johnson papers

Identifier: AR 101

Scope and Contents note

Collection contains one photograph of President Johnson with a labeled envelope and a facsimile of a painting of President Johnson.


  • 1941-1946


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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

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 Sorensen, the treasurer and purchasing agent, to take over in his place. Johnson served as president of the Central Utah Vocational School from 1941 to 1946.


0.46 Linear Feet (1 container)


Collection contains one photograph of President Johnson with a labeled envelope and a facsimile of a painting of President Johnson.

Arrangement note

Collection contains only one series: Hyrum E. Johnson portraits.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of the office of the President

Acknowledgment of Bias and Harmful Content

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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
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Orem Utah 84058 United States