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Walter C. Neville papers

Identifier: 10-08---2016-079

Scope and Contents

This collection contains student term papers, student grade books, course syllabus, test work, course work and readings, and personal publications.


  • Creation: 1938 - 1968
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1938 - 1953
  • Other: Date acquired: 2016.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Walter C. Neville was born March 20, 1903, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born to Joseph W. Neville and Milfordetta Shipp. Neville graduated from East High School in 1920 and attended the University of Utah following his graduation. At the age of 26, Walter Neville served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 1926-1928 in California. Upon return from his mission, he graduated with his Bachelors in Sociology from the University of Utah in 1930.

On February 19th, 1932, Walter married Edith Francis Maw in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1932, Neville completed his Master’s Program in Sociology, at the University of Utah. While completing his Master’s, Walter Neville maintained various working positions with a Sociology Fellowship at the University of Utah from 1931-32, a Research worker for the U.S. Department of Commerce in 1934, and a Veteran Administration Advisor for the state of Utah in 1935. In 1933, Walter Neville was promoted to an Associate Professor of Sociology at Weber State College. Neville also had various years of education at the University of Chicago, and the University of Southern California from 1933-37, where he furthered his education in education and sociology.

In 1945, Walter Neville divorced his first wife Edith and was re-married to La Preal Aagard on March 26th, 1946. During this time Walter took a sabbatical to attend the University of Stanford to further his education and research.

Neville published six publications, “Abstract of Utah Population Trends” (1932), “Public Utilities in Utah” (1935), “Follow Up Study of Terminal Graduates of Weber College” (1941), “Follow Up Study of Weber College Students”, “Drop Out Study of Weber College Students”, and “Orientation Syllabus for Weber College.” Neville started his career at Weber State College as an instructor of Sociology in 1933 and was promoted to Associate professor in 1960. During this time he was able to work with his wife La Preal at Weber State College. While working at Weber State College, Neville participated in many committees including: advisor to the Sociology Club, Salary Committee (chairman), Utah Academy of Sciences Committee, Governors Committee on Aging, Utah Population Work Committee, and Sterling Scholarship Committee. Neville retired from Weber State College in 1971. He died June 15th, 1979 and is buried in Fountain Green, Utah.


5.45 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



This collection has four series. Series 1, Teacher and student registers, 1932-1953; Series 2, Student term papers, 1938-1939; Series 3, Personal publications, 1940-1968. Course and test work, 1939-1954; Series 4, Course and test work, 1939-1954. Original file names and order were maintained as much as possible.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

There are no physical access restrictions.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

There are no technical access restrictions.

Custodial History

Material was acquired from Aaron Burgin (2016-079).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Aaron Burgin 11/07/2016.


No accruals are expected.


Materials may be used for non-profit and educational purposes. Please credit the University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University. Reproduction for publication, exhibition, web display or commercial use is only permissible with the consent of the University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.

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Repository Details

Part of the Weber State University Archives Repository

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