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W. Fred Arbogast served as President of Westminster College from 1963 to 1968, during which time Bamberger Hall was constructed and the W.T. Nightingale Memorial Library was opened (the first free-standing library on campus). He also served as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Utah Council for Higher Education.
William Fredrick Arbogast was born on August 6, 1906, in Pueblo, Colorado to William Theodore and Lottie Druscilla (nee Larson) Arbogast. Fred's sister Margaret was born in 1909, also in Pueblo, Colorado. By the time his sister Mable was born (in 1923) the family had moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. A member of the 1926 Junior College Class of Westminster College, he received a B.S. from the University of Utah, an M.S. from the University of Denver, and an Ed.D. from the University of Utah. Dr. Arbogast's religious affiliation was with the Methodist Church. At age 24, he married Edna Domgaard on November 26, 1930 in Salina, Sevier County, Utah. She was born in Manti, Utah
Before serving as President of Westminster College, Arbogast was a teacher at and a principal of numerous elementary, middle, and high schools in the Salt Lake area, including East High School (from 1952-1956) and Highland High School. Upon his resignation as President of Westminster College in 1968, he served as director of Federal Government Programs for Westminster College. In 1970, Arbogast received an honorary degree (Doctor of Letters) from Westminster College at the Summer Commencement. Arbogast House (at the southwest corner of 1200 East and 1700 South on the campus) was named for President Arbogast. He died July 9, 1984 at age 77.
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This small collection consists of correspondence and speeches by W. Fred Arbogast, 8th President of Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah from 1963-1968.
Two of the three letters are addressed to President Arbogast and appear to be personal and unrelated to the college. The last letter is from Mr. Arbogast, and relates to providing information for a "History of Westminster".
The speeches consist mainly of introductions of speakers at Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies. There are also three convocation addresses on the subject of becoming the person you want to be.
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Open to public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
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W. Fred Arbogast Westminster College President's correspondence and speeches, 1964-1976, ACC-040, Giovale Library Archives, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Arranged alphabetically by record type, thereafter chronologically by date.
Processed by Rebekah Sappington in October 2008.
Arbogast, W. Fred (William Fredrick), 1906-1984
Collection materials are in English.
0.2 linear feet
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Finding aid written October 2008 by Rebekah Sappington; biographical note written June 2012 by Sarah Shaw.
EAD Creation Date:
2012 June 2 by Sarah Shaw
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Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah : 1902-1983)--Administration
College presidents--Utah--Salt Lake City--Archives
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Arbogast, W. Fred (William Fredrick), 1906-1984--Archives
Salt Lake City (Utah)--History--Sources