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Paul H. Thompson records

Identifier: 03-17---001

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of office files from President Thompson's tenure at Weber State University.


  • Creation: 1980-2004
  • Other: Date acquired: 1994


Conditions Governing Access

There are no physical access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

There are multiple files throughout the collection that are restricted. Please contact Archives for further information.

Biographical or Historical Information

Paul Harold Thompson was born in Ogden, Utah, on November 28, 1938, the son of Harold and Elda Thompson. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah in 1964, with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He received both his Master'€™s (1966) and Doctoral (1969) degrees in Business Administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business.


110.68 Linear Feet (258 document cases, 3 flat document case, 2 RC boxes)

Language of Materials



The collection has been arranged into sixteen series by topic. Each series is arranged alphabetically or chronologically as appropriate. Most folder titles were kept as labeled by Thompson'€™s office staff, but not all contents were verified. Of particular importance are the Office Files and Correspondence series, which detail most of the regular operations of Thompson’s office. Series 1, Athletics, 1990-2003; Series 2, Board of Regents, 1989-2002; Series 3, Board of Trustees, circa 1980s-2003; Series 4, Calendars, 1989-2004; Series 5, Commencement, 1980-2002; Series 6, Correspondence, 1990-2003; Series 7, Financial, 1989-2003; Series 8, Miscellaneous, undated; Series 9, Office Files, 1984-2003; Series 10, Policies and Procedures, undated; Series 11, President's Council, 1992-2003; Series 12, President's signature, 1990-2001; Series 13, Publications, circa 1992-1998; Series 14, Special Events, 1981-1998; Series 15, Strategic Planning Task Force, circa 1985-1996; Series 16, Total Quality Management, 1990-1995.

Technical Access Requirements

There are no technical access restrictions.

Custodial History

Material was acquired from the President's Office (1994-10, 1995-10, 1999-13, 1999-22, 1999-28, 2000-10, 2000-15, 2000-29, 2000-35, 2000-37, 2000-40, 2000-41, 2000-45, 2001-01, 2001-07, 2001-16, 2001-30, 2001-31, 2002-28, 2003-01, 2003-39, 2004-02, 2004-16, 2004-17, 2004-24, 2004-27, 2004-38, 2005-11, 2005-21, 2005-24).

Source of Acquisition

Office of the President

Method of Acquisition

Received from the Office of the President, 1994-2005.

Accruals and Additions

Accruals are expected

Publication Rights

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.

Melissa Johnson, 2010
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Repository Details

Part of the Weber State University Archives Repository

3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408