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E. Mark Bezzant papers

 Collection
Identifier: AR 152 .5

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of materials collected by E. Mark Bezzant. It includes personal papers, professional papers, materials related to campus development, materials related to the history of Utah Valley University, and materials related to the Bunnell Pioneer Home.

Dates

  • 1938-2009

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for Research

Conditions Governing Use note

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 UVSC 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 school counselor for the high school. He later served as the principal for North Sanpete High School for two years. He started his career at UVSC in 1991, where over the next eighteen years he held five different positions at the school. These positions included: Director of the UVSC School, College and University Partnership; Executive Director of the UVSC School, College and University Partnership; Executive Director of UVSC Strategic Planning and Institutional Research; Assistant Vice President of UVSC Strategic Planning, Institutional Research, Institutional Effectiveness, School, College and University Partnerships, and Student Services; and UVSC 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 UVSC. 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.

Extent

9.5 Linear Feet (19 boxes)

Abstract

This collection consists of materials collected by E. Mark Bezzant. It includes personal papers, professional papers, materials related to campus development, materials related to the history of Utah Valley University, and materials related to the Bunnell Pioneer Home.

Arrangement note

The series arrangement is as follows: Series 1: E. Mark Bezzant Personal Papers Series 2: E. Mark Bezzant Professional Papers Series 3: Campus Development Series 4: History of Utah Valley University Series 5: Bunnell Pioneer Home

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of E. Mark Bezzant

Related Archival Materials note

AR 355Bez E. Mark Bezzant collection of Asian artifacts

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.

Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Catherine McIntyre, Archivist
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 26 October 2020: Wasatch Scrapbooks removed from collection, to be added to Barbara von Diether Colletion, AR 600von.

Repository Details

Part of the Fulton Library George Sutherland Archives Repository

Contact:
800 West University Parkway
MS 145
Orem Utah 84058 United States