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Waterstradt, Jean Anne



  • Existence: 1924-2011


Born in Plain City, Jean Anne moved with her parents to Ogden, where she grew up. She attended Ogden High School and Weber College where she edited the college newspaper, The Signpost. She continued her education at BYU, graduating with a BA in English in 1945. It was a matter of pride with her that she was immediately hired as a faculty member by Parley A. Christensen, chairman of the English Department, whose formal manner of teaching she adopted, always addressing her students by their last names. Granted a sabbatical leave in1955, she took a master's degree from the University of Southern California. Returning to BYU, she rose to the rank of full professor before retiring in 1989. She had a special interest in drama, particularly that of Eugene O'Neill, on whom she wrote her master's thesis. She was a skilled teacher of both literature and writing classes, as generations of former students will attest. - See more at:

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Jean Anne Waterstradt memorabilia

Identifier: 14-04-02-001

The collection maintains the original order, which is alphabetical by title and then chronological within each publication group.

Dates: 1941-1959 and 2008; Other: Date acquired: 2014-05-14