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Leland H. Creer portrait

 Collection
Identifier: 03-12---001

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a portrait of Leland Creer.

Dates

  • 1935-1937

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical or Historical Information

Leland H. Creer was born on April 19, 1895 in Spanish Fork, Utah. He graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor's degree in 1916, and received his master's degree from the same school in 1920. He received a Doctorate in History from the University of California in 1926. He taught at Spanish Fork High School from 1916-1917, Granite High School from 1917-1920, and was President of Gila College in Thatcher, Arizona, from 1920-1924. While teaching at Granite High School, Creer married Ruth Ridd, who died in 1930. He married Verona Morrison in 1931, and they had three children. He was a faculty member of the University of Washington from 1926-1935. In 1931 he was a visiting professor at the University of Hawaii. From 1935-1937 he served as president of Weber College. During his tenure he improved the administrative structure, improved the college library, and sought to improve faculty and staff salaries. From 1937-1963 he was part of the History Department at the University of Utah. He served as chair of the History Department from 1942-1963. Creer was an active member of many professional, civic, and educational organizations. He was a member of the board of the Utah State Historical Society from 1949-1965, serving as president from 1957-1961. He died in Salt Lake City on March 25, 1968.

Extent

1.66 Linear Feet (1 flat document case)

Physical Access Requirements

There are no physical access restrictions.

Technical Access Requirements

There are no technical access restrictions.
Author
Kandice Newren
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Repository Details

Part of the Weber State University Archives Repository

Contact:
3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408