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Dello G. Dayton Academic Affairs Vice President records

Identifier: 12-00---002

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of office files from Dello G. Dayton’s tenure at Weber State College. Dr. Dayton served in five positions, History Professor, Chairman of the Social Science Division, Dean of Arts, Letters & Science, Dean of Curriculum and Academic Affairs Vice President.


  • Creation: 1934-1982
  • Other: Date acquired: 1998


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical or Historical Information

Dello Grimmett Dayton was born in Dingle, Idaho on July 23, 1915. He attended Cokeville High School in Cokeville, Wyoming and graduated in 1931. He married Verlie Broby Loosli, August 2, 1938 in Logan, Cache, Utah. He attended Utah State University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree. He received his Masters in 1939 and Ph.D in 1951 in History from the University of California, Berkley, California. His professional activities include President of the Utah Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters and History. President of the Utah Conference on Higher Education. He was a member on a number of state and  college committees where he served as chair of many committees at Weber State. He was a member of several professional associations such as the Weber Historical Society and Utah Historical Society. He was the recipient of many awards, including the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship, the Outstanding Teacher  Award and the H. Aldous Dixon Memorial Award. His community activities and services included the Bonneville Chapter of the Red Cross, past member of  the Ogden Chapter of the United Nations and a  member of the Kiwanis Club. His publications include articles in the “California Militia in Community Affairs,” California Historical Society, “Cooperation—An Imperative for the Educational Community,” The Leader. Book Reviews: (Guns on the Early Frontier)  by Carl P. Russell, (A Majority of Scoundrels) by Don Berry and The Galvanized Yankees by D. Alexander Brown. He received a Reserved Commission as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army at Utah State University in 1938. He served in active duty during World War II and was recalled to active duty during the Korean conflict, but served in Europe as the Historical Officer for the Allied Land Forces Central Europe. He remained active in the reserves until his retirement in 1968. Dello started teaching at Weber State in 1946. He held several positions including History Professor, Chairman of the Social Science Division, Dean of Arts, Letters & Science, Dean of Curriculum and Academic Affairs Vice President. He retired in December 1980 and passed away in January 1981.


63.50 Linear Feet (141 document cases)

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Arranged into nine series by position: Series 1, History professor, 1946-1975; Series 2, Chairman of Social Science Division, 1953-1972; Series 3, Planning, 1960-1980; Series 4, Dean of Arts, Letters, and Science, 1961-1982; Series 5, Dean of Curriculum, 1967-1980; Series 6, Academic Affairs Vice President, 1972-1981; Series 7, Division of State History, 1960-1980; Series 8, Miscellaneous, 1944-1979; Series 9, Personal Education, 1934-1949; Series 10, Addendum files, 1963-1981. Each series is filled alphabetically and chronological. Information listed on the folder is not inclusive of its total contents. Some materials have been moved from one folder to another to keep the continuity of the information. For instance, in series 3 planning information regarding this issue has been taken from the different areas of the collection. However, there will still be some planning materials throughout the collection. Information on certain topics that are on the same subject located in different parts of the collection will have a see also to direct the researcher to those specific folders. See also abbreviations: als-Arts, Letters & Science                                           curr-Curriculum                                           educ-Education

Physical Access Requirements

There are no physical access restrictions.

Technical Access Requirements

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Custodial History

Material was acquired from the Office of the Academic Affairs Vice President (1998-024).

Source of Acquisition

Office of the Academic Affairs Vice President

Method of Acquisition

Received from the Office of the Academic Affairs Vice President in 1998.

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.

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Repository Details

Part of the Weber State University Archives Repository

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