Oscar Jesperson papers
Scope and Contents note
This collection contains materials used or collected by Oscar Jesperson during his tenure at what is now Utah Valley University. Material types include documents, photographs, negatives, slides, cassette tapes, floppy discs, and ephemera. Document types include correspondence, minutes, agendas, articles, job postings, curriculum and course materials, salary and pay information, newsletters, materials related to the development of programs and departments, audits, evaluations, calendars, resumes, concurrent enrollment and tenure files, etc.
- Jesperson, Oscar Fernando, Jr. (Person)
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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.
Oscar F. Jesperson, Jr. taught at what is now Utah Valley University for thirty-five years, from 1972-2007. At various times he taught classes in English, geography, government, history, music, and psychology. During the sixteen years he spent as department chair he transformed the General Studies department into the History and Political Science department. He served as the president of the Goodwill Association for twenty years, and was selected as Teacher of the Year by the Alumni Association twice (1979 and 1997). He received his B.A. in History from San Francisco State University and his M.A. in United States History and Junior College Administration from Brigham Young University.
6 Linear Feet (12 boxes)
This collection contains materials used or collected by Oscar Jesperson during his tenure at what is now Utah Valley University.
Series arrangement is as follows: 1. correspondence; 2. minutes/agendas; 3. newspaper/articles; 4. job postings; 5. newsletters; 6. curriculum/courses; 7. pamphlets; 8. salary/pay info; 9. LDS Institute of Religion; 10. 4-Year degree development - History; 11. conference/seminar materials; 12. photographs/negatives and slides; 13. Mongolia; 14. Asian studies; 15. Eastern studies; 16. cassette tapes; 17. awards; 18. policy/procedure; 19. budget; 20. floppy discs; 21. program development; 22. concurrent enrollment; 23. Topaz; 24. strategic planning; 25. tenure; 26. Oscar Jesperson transcript; 27. retirees; 28. political science program; 29. National Center for the Study of History; 30. Phi Alpha Theta; 31. ephemera; 32.audit report; 33. central Utah project; 34. faculty/committees; 35. maps; 36. fact sheets/timelines; 37. monthly themes; 38. mission statement; 39. class materials; 40. calendars; 41. program review; 42. accreditation; 43. distance education; 44. tentative master plan; 45. enrollment/statistics; 46. audit; 47. cooperative education/placement; 48. proposals/applications; 49. programs/invitations; 50. manuscript; 51. notes; 52. cheating/plagiarism; 53. evaluations; 54. resumes; 55. vita/biographies; 56. semester conversion; 57. economic impact; 58. housing; 59. blueprints/plans; and 60. miscellaneous.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Gift of Oscar Jesperson.
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- Audiocassettes Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Floppy disks Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Jesperson, Oscar Fernando, Jr.
- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Teachers--Utah Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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- Finding aid prepared by Aimee Bastarache, Archives Assistant
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- 2022 February: Edited for description and organization errors; Amy Roberts, Archives Specialist, and Blake MacDonald, Archives Aide.