Fred S. Rabe papers
Scope and Content
This collection contains requisitions, purchase orders, student time sheets, memoranda and correspondences from Fred S. Rabe and from Photography Services at Weber State University.
- Creation: Majority of material found in 1946-1979
- Other: Date Acquired
- Fred , Rabe (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
Biographical / Historical
Fred S. Rabe was born on March 5, 1918 in Ogden to Fred C. and Maude Stratford Rabe. He graduated from Ogden High School in 1936, Weber College in 1938, received a B.S. in agronomy from Brigham Young University, and an M.S. degree in earth sciences from the University of Utah in 1971. He completed post graduate work at Winona School of Photography in Warsaw, Indiana. He married Helen Smith on June 21, 1950, and had five children. Fred started his career at Weber State in 1945 as a physics, chemistry, and agronomy professor. In 1946 he started the photography department. He managed all of the photography services at Weber State including, photographing events and faculty, photographing students for the yearbook, taking photographs for the newspaper, and then developing and distributing all of those photographs. He was an advisor to the fraternity Alpha Rho Omega and a member of the WSC Alumni Association Emeritus Club. He was popularly known as the “Absent-minded professor” among the students. He died on October 21, 1982.
2 Linear Feet (5 document cases)
Language of Materials
Arranged into one series; Series 1: Office Files and Correspondence, 1946-1979
Physical Access Requirements
There are no physical access restrictions.
Technical Access Requirements
There are no technical access restrictions.
Material was acquired from Fred S. Rabe (1996-013).
Method of Acquisition
Received from Fred S. Rabe, 1996.
No accruals are expected.
- Joshua Nelson
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Weber State University Archives Repository
3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408