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Dayton, Dello G. Academic Affairs Vice President records

Dello G. Dayton Academic Affairs Vice President records 1934-1982

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Guide to the Dello G. Dayton Academic Affairs Vice President records

2901 University Circle
Ogden, UT, 84408-2901
Phone: 801-626-6388
Fax: 801-626-7045

Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was encoding in EAD by Archon 3.21 from an SQL database source on April 15th, 2014.
Language: The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Overview of the Collection

RepositoryWeber State University Archives2901 University CircleOgden, UT, 84408-2901URL: archives@weber.eduPhone: 801-626-6388Fax: 801-626-7045
CreatorDayton, Dello (1915-1981)
Collection TitleDello G. Dayton Academic Affairs Vice President records
Physical Description63.50

Arrangement of Materials:

Arranged into nine series by position: Series 1, History professor, 1946-1975; Series 2, Chairman of Social Science Division, 1953-1972; Series 3, Planning, 1960-1980; Series 4, Dean of Arts, Letters, and Science, 1961-1982; Series 5, Dean of Curriculum, 1967-1980; Series 6, Academic Affairs Vice President, 1972-1981; Series 7, Division of State History, 1960-1980; Series 8, Miscellaneous, 1944-1979; Series 9, Personal Education, 1934-1949; Series 10, Addendum files, 1963-1981.Each series is filled alphabetically and chronological. Information listed on the folder is not inclusive of its total contents. Some materials have been moved from one folder to another to keep the continuity of the information. For instance, in series 3 planning information regarding this issue has been taken from the different areas of the collection. However, there will still be some planning materials throughout the collection. Information on certain topics that are on the same subject located in different parts of the collection will have a see also to direct the researcher to those specific folders.See also abbreviations: als-Arts, Letters & Science                                          curr-Curriculum                                          educ-Education

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of office files from Dello G. Dayton’s tenure at Weber State College. Dr. Dayton served in five positions, History Professor, Chairman of the Social Science Division, Dean of Arts, Letters & Science, Dean of Curriculum and Academic Affairs Vice President.

Administrative History:

Dello Grimmett Dayton was born in Dingle, Idaho on July 23, 1915. He attended Cokeville High School in Cokeville, Wyoming and graduated in 1931. He married Verlie Broby Loosli, August 2, 1938 in Logan, Cache, Utah.

He attended Utah State University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree. He received his Masters in 1939 and Ph.D in 1951 in History from the University of California, Berkley, California. His professional activities include President of the Utah Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters and History. President of the Utah Conference on Higher Education. He was a member on a number of state and  college committees where he served as chair of many committees at Weber State. He was a member of several professional associations such as the Weber Historical Society and Utah Historical Society. He was the recipient of many awards, including the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship, the Outstanding Teacher  Award and the H. Aldous Dixon Memorial Award.

His community activities and services included the Bonneville Chapter of the Red Cross, past member of  the Ogden Chapter of the United Nations and a  member of the Kiwanis Club. His publications include articles in the “California Militia in Community Affairs,” California Historical Society, “Cooperation—An Imperative for the Educational Community,” The Leader. Book Reviews: (Guns on the Early Frontier)  by Carl P. Russell, (A Majority of Scoundrels) by Don Berry and The Galvanized Yankees by D. Alexander Brown.

He received a Reserved Commission as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army at Utah State University in 1938. He served in active duty during World War II and was recalled to active duty during the Korean conflict, but served in Europe as the Historical Officer for the Allied Land Forces Central Europe. He remained active in the reserves until his retirement in 1968.

Dello started teaching at Weber State in 1946. He held several positions including History Professor, Chairman of the Social Science Division, Dean of Arts, Letters & Science, Dean of Curriculum and Academic Affairs Vice President. He retired in December 1980 and passed away in January 1981.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Weber College.
Weber State College.
Academic Vice President, College or university.
Dean, College or University.
Social science teachers.


Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Administrative Information

Custodial History:

Material was acquired from the Office of the Academic Affairs Vice President (1998-024).

Preferred Citation:

[Item identification], Dello G. Dayton Academic Vice President records, 12-00-001, Weber State University Archives, Ogden, Utah.

Acquisition Information:

Received from the Office of the Academic Affairs Vice President in 1998.

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