Table of Contents
Collection Overview +/-
Collection Inventory +/-
box 1, folder 1: Biographical notes
box 1, folder 2: Biographies -- Duddy, Frank E., Jr.
box 1, folder 3: Biographies -- Jackson, Sheldon
box 1, folder 4: Biographies -- McNiece, Robert G.
box 1, folder 5: Biographies -- Millspaugh, Jesse
box 1, folder 6: Biographies -- Reherd, Herbert W.
box 1, folder 7: "Building for the future"
box 1, folder 8: Correspondence
box 1, folder 9: Emil's Almanac
box 1, folder 10: Historical charts
box 1, folder 11: History notes
box 1, folder 12: Interview
box 1, folder 13: "I remember ..." (drafts)
box 1, folder 14: "I remember ..." (final-bound)
box 1, folder 15: "I remember ..." (final-unbound)
box 1, folder 16: "I remember ..." (notes)
box 2, folder 1: Name ledger
box 2, folder 2: Reflections
box 2, folder 3: Speeches
box 2, folder 4: Utah Historical Quarterly
box 2, folder 5: Wasatch Front
box 2, folder 6: Westminster College deans (binder)
box 2, folder 7: Westminster College deans (unbound)
box 2, folder 8: Westminster College presidents (bound)
box 2, folder 9: Westminster College presidents (unbound)
box 2, folder 10: Westminster College history -- Appendices
box 2, folder 11: Westminster College history -- Brief
box 2, folder 12: Westminster College history -- draft Introduction and Chapter 1
box 2, folder 13: Westminster College history -- draft Chapter 2
box 2, folder 14: Westminster College history -- draft Chapter 3
box 2, folder 15: Westminster College history -- draft Chapter 4
box 2, folder 16: Westminster College history -- draft Chapter 6
box 2, folder 17: Westminster College history -- draft Chapter 7
box 3, folder 1: Westminster College history -- 1968-1980
box 3, folder 2: Westminster College history -- Highlights
box 3, folder 3: Westminster College history -- 1995
box 3, folder 4: Westminster College history -- Notes
box 3, folder 5: Westminster College history -- Outline and notes
box 3, folder 6: Westminster College history -- Reherd (Nyman's edit)
box 3, folder 7: Westminster College history -- short history (draft)
box 3, folder 8: Westminster College history -- short history (final)
Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-
Emil Nyman, 1892-1982: Emil Nyman was born May 17, 1892 in Ramsey, Montana to Charles Nyman and Emma Christina Nielson (Nilsdotter) Nyman. Nyman was graduated from the Salt Lake Collegiate Institute, a forerunner of Westminster College, and later from the University of Utah in 1914 with a degree in sociology and philosophy. He later received a master’s degree in psychology.
In 1917, he married Helen Van Pelt in Salt Lake City; she was the daughter of Henry V. Van Pelt, a trustee and treasurer of Westminster College from 1899-1936. The Nymans' son Van and daughter Marion were both graduated from Westminster Junior College in 1938. It was in this connection that Emil became acquainted with Westminster's President H.W. Reherd, and as a trustee of Third Presbyterian Church, with President Robert D. Steele. Nyman and Steele worked together in 1946 to consolidate Third Church and the Westminster Church on the west side to form the Wasatch Presbyterian Church.
Nyman taught various subjects for 14 years in Utah high schools; he was then elected an elementary school principal in the Salt Lake School System, a position he held for 23 years. In his final year as principal, he was President of the Utah Elementary School Principals Association. He was president and treasurer of the Utah Retired Teachers Association, president of the University of Utah Emeritus Club, and served on the Utah Mental Health Board and Services for the Aging.
After retiring as a high school principal in 1957, Emil Nyman first came to Westminster College as a part-time instructor in the Department of Education, under the administration of President Frank E. Duddy, Jr.
In 1969, Dr. Manford Shaw named Nyman Westminster College archivist, a position he held until his death in May, 1982. During the administrations of President Shaw and President Helmut Hofmann, Emil Nyman closed the monthly council meetings by reading a paragraph on college history or a bit of philosophy.
In 1973, Emil Nyman was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree. As Westminster College's archivist, he wrote many college biographies, compiled in a scrapbook entitled "I remember" and a history of the college's first 100 years. The Salt Lake Tribune published a feature article on May 20, 1982, written just days before his death, stating he wasn't thinking of retirement soon from the college with which he had been associated since 1905, an association that earned him the nickname "Mr. Westminster".
Sources for Nyman biographical note:
Content Description +/-
This collection consists of the drafts, notes, and the completed versions of Emil Nyman's writings on Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah) dating approximately from 1965-1995. Emil Nyman was College Archivst from 1969 until his death in 1982. The writings include Emil's almanac, Deans of Westminster College, "I Remember...," Presidents of Westminster College, and the Westminster College History. Of particular strength within the collection is the biographical information about prominent people associated with the college.
Collection Use +/-
Restrictions on Access:
Open to public research.
Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
Twenty-four hours advance notice is encouraged.
Restrictions on Use:
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material must be obtained from the director of the Giovale Library.
Emil Nyman Westminster College Library Archivist's writings, ca. 1965-1995, ACC-085B, Giovale Library Archives, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Administrative Information +/-
Arranged alphabetically by subject and/or title.
Minimally processed May 2007 by Patricia Lyn Scott.
Nyman, Emil, 1892-1982
Collection materials are in English.
1 linear foot
Language of the Finding Aid:
Author of the Finding Aid:
Finding aid written May 2007 by Patricia Lyn Scott; expanded with biographical note written September 2012 by Sarah J. Shaw.
EAD Creation Date:
2013 June 18 by Sarah Shaw
Describing Archives : A Content Standard (DACS)
Related collections and photographs in Giovale Library Archives:
Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah : 1902-1983)--Administration
Form or Genre Terms:
Duddy, Frank E. (Frank Edward), 1917-1986
Salt Lake City (Utah)--History--Sources