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Transition Years of Snow College as Reflected in the Career of J. S. Christensen

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1982
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6wh2n45
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325496
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6wh2n45

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Title Transition Years of Snow College as Reflected in the Career of J. S. Christensen
Description keep score. I really felt important! He attended Utah Agricultural College the summers of 1923-24-25-26, and was awarded a Master's Degree in Account-ing. Mother and their three children went with him in 1923. He pitched a tent over a cement platform in a grove of trees (east of the campus where the library now stands). Each tent had an electrical outlet; mother cooked on a hot plate and washed clothes by hand. It was difficult for her, but for me it was an exciting adventure! His law degree was obtained through correspondence and summer school attendance at the University of Utah. Father's big roll-top desk stood in our dining room (also our family room). I marvel at how he could concentrate in the same room with noisy children laughing, quarreling, playing and talking. When dad was home the desk was open and bulging with books and papers; when he left, the top was rolled down-strictly off-limits to us. In 1929 at age 45 he passed the Bar Exam-ination-after five children had been born! In addition to his teaching load, he often served as registrar, treasurer, and bookstore manager simultaneously, besides serving on numerous committees. The practice of soliciting students was initiated early. President Noyes1 diary tells of many trips in wagons over dusty roads to speak in ward meetings, at schools, or to students individually.7 In father's time, at their own expense, faculty members were assigned areas. Many times mother went to keep him company. Once he took my brother, sister, and me to southern Utah and promised a trip to Bryce Canyon afterwards. Not only did we got to Bryce-but to Zion and to Grand Canyon! This trip was memorable because he was so busy teaching, practicing law, auditing books, and studying that we had few vacations-and little money. His idea of recreation was a long fast walk or attending movies (any kind-they were "relaxing " ). He also had an enormous yard east of our house (where Lawrence Hermansen's house stands). He became an enthusiastic gardener, with a huge vegetable garden surrounded by myriads of flowers. He had degrees in English, chemistry, accounting, and law, so he taught a wide range of subjects over the years. Class Bulletins reveal that he taught chemistry, algebra, English, physical and social sciences, literature, mathematics. elemen-tary and advanced accounting, finance. Pitman shorthand, typing, business English, business law, and theology.8 While Snow was -33-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325482
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6wh2n45/325482