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Wilson W. Sorensen papers

 Collection
Identifier: AR 102

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of materials collected by Wilson W. Sorenson. It includes personal papers; materials related to Utah Valley University under the names: Central Utah Vocational School, Utah Trade Technical Institute, and Utah Technical College; materials related to external governing boards; external sources of information about the school; writings and other sources; newspaper clippings; photographs and slides; yearbooks; and scrapbooks.

Dates

  • 1930 - 2007

Creator

Language of Materials

English

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

Wilson W. Sorensen began his career in vocational education at the Central Utah Vocational School in 1941 as the purchasing agent and treasurer. He assumed the role of president of the school in 1946 and remained president until retiring in 1982. During that time the vocational school changed location several times, had four name changes, and continued to grow in terms of both number of students attending and in types of training and courses offered. By the time Sorensen retired, there was a new Orem Campus in addition to the Provo Campus of the Utah Technical College, and general education classes had been added to complement the vocational courses. Sorensen continued to be active and involved with Utah Valley State College for years after his retirement.

Extent

38.25 Linear Feet (55 containers)

Abstract

This collection consists of materials collected by Wilson W. Sorenson. It includes personal papers; materials related to Utah Valley University under the names: Central Utah Vocational School, Utah Trade Technical Institute, and Utah Technical College; materials related to external governing boards; external sources of information about the school; writings and other sources; newspaper clippings; photographs and slides; yearbooks; and scrapbooks.

Arrangement note

The series arrangement is as follows: 1. Wilson W. Sorensen personal papers; 2. Central Utah Vocational School; 3. Utah Technical College; 4. External Governing Boards; 5. External Sources of Information About The College; 6. Wilson W. Sorensen writings, other sources; 7. Wilson W. Sorensen newspaper clippings; 8. Wilson W. Sorensen photographs and slides; 9. Wilson W. Sorensen yearbooks Utah Technical College At Provo; 10. Wilson W. Sorensen scrapbooks; 11. Wilson W. Sorensen acetate negatives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of the Office of the President.

Related Archival Materials note

AR 103 J. Marvin Higbee papers AR 601 Faculty Senate collection--Individual Files--Wilson W. Sorensen (Box 9 Fol. 25)

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
Under Revision
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

  • 2011: Reformatted into EAD. Aimee Bastarache, Assistant Archivist
  • 2021 April 04: Series added: rewards given to Wilson Sorensen. Rebekah Westrup, Archives Specialist
  • 2021 August 25: Imported into ArchivesSpace. Aimee Bastarache, Archives Librarian
  • 2022 January: Revised for DACS compliance, Amy Roberts, Archives Specialist
  • 2022 February: Edited for description and organization errors; Amy Roberts, Archives Specialist, and Blake McDonald, Archives Aide.
  • 2022 October: Additional materials added (Boxes 47-55) by Amy Roberts, Archives Specialist.

Repository Details

Part of the Fulton Library George Sutherland Archives Repository

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