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Hal Elliott papers, 1957-2014

Identifier: 10-02-001-Unprocessed

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers of Harold Elliott that pertain to his courses at Weber State University. Included are syllabi, outlines, texts and textbooks, and other similar items.


  • Creation: 1957-2014
  • Other: Date acquired: 2014-05-01


Conditions Governing Access

Some files are restricted due to personal nature of contents.

Biographical or Historical Information

Harold Marshall Elliott, born in 1943 in Sebring, Florida. Following his family's relocation to California, he graduated from Burlingame High School and pursued higher education at the College of San Mateo, where he earned an associate's degree in social science. His academic pursuits continued at San Francisco State University, where he obtained both his bachelor's and master's degrees in History and Geography between 1962 and 1970. In addition to his academic endeavors, Elliott served his country as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1967. Subsequently, he pursued doctoral studies at the University of Oklahoma from 1972 to 1978, earning a Ph.D. in Social Geography with minors in Anthropology and Far Eastern History. Upon completing his doctoral degree, Elliott embarked on a teaching career at Weber State University, where he made significant contributions as a Geography Professor. During his tenure at Weber State University, Elliott not only served as the geography department chair but also played a pivotal role in establishing and shaping the geography department. His dedication extended beyond teaching, as he served as an advisor and coordinator for the Ethnic Studies Program, showcasing his commitment to diversity and inclusion in academia. Throughout his career, Elliott remained actively engaged in professional geographic organizations at both national and international levels, including the Association of American Geographers, National Council on Geographic Education, Utah Geographical Society, and The Geological Society of America. After dedicating approximately three decades to teaching and academic leadership, Harold Marshall Elliott retired from Weber State University in 2014, leaving behind a legacy of scholarly excellence, mentorship, and institutional development.


32.52 Linear Feet (59 full hollingers, 2 half hollingers, 1 shoe box, 2 flat document, 2 RC boxes, 1 flat file folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged in 4 series, all of which contain subseries. The arrangement of the collection is as follows, Series 1: Personal Materials, 1957-2014 Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1976-2011; Subseries 2: Education records, 1962-2013; Subseries 3: Genealogy, 1989-2014; Subseries 4: Military 1965-2014; Subseries 5: Miscellaneous, 1979-2012: Subseries 6: Personal Membership Societies, 1957-2014; Subseries 7: Photographs and Negatives, no date. Series 2: Professional Materials, 1973-2014 Subseries 1: Aviation documents, 1981-1991; Subseries 2: Conference and Professional Organizations, 1977-2002; Subseries 3: Correspondence, 1984-2012; Subseries 4: Department Information, 1984-2013; Subseries 5: Dissertation, no date; Subseries 6: Miscellaneous, 1968-2014; Subseries 7: Personal Research and Publications, 1973-1989; Subseries 8: Serials, 1964-1995; Subseries 9: Teaching and Professional notes, no date; Subseries 10: Oversized materials, no date Series 3: Course materials, 1972-2012 Subseries 1: Assignments/Exams and Course Outlines, 1993-2012; Subseries 2: Geography of Asia Documents, 1997-2011; Subseries 3: Geography of North America Documents, 1972-1984; Subseries 4: Urban Geography, no date; Subseries 5: Geography Course documents, 1978-2013; Subseries 6: Serials, no date; Subseries 7: Miscellaneous, no date; Subseries 8: Slide and Negatives, no date Series 4: Multi-media, 1986-1994

Physical Access Requirements

There are no physical access restrictions.

Technical Access Requirements

There are no technical access restrictions.

Custodial History

Material was acquired from Hal Elliott (2014-024).

Source of Acquisition

Hal Elliott

Method of Acquisition

Acquired from Hal Elliott, 2014.

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.

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Repository Details

Part of the Weber State University Archives Repository

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