Jay L. Nelson Papers

These are the papers of College President Jay L. Nelson. Primarily documents donated to the SLCC Archives by Bruce Nelson, these papers include lectures, speeches, funerary remarks, and presentations given at conferences.


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"Hire Education" - A Step in the Right Direction!
"Hire Education" - A Step in the Right Direction!
Speech Presented to the Rotary Club in Pocatello, Idaho 1976. Speech, Hire Education - A Step in the Right Direction, presented to the Rotary Club in Pocatello, Idaho 1976. The speech focuses on Nelson's belief that "a major thrust of the total system of education should be to prepare students for their life's work... students should be steered into studies that will lead to employment.", Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
25th Anniversary Dinner Response from President Jay L. Nelson
25th Anniversary Dinner Response from President Jay L. Nelson
Response from President Jay L. Nelson to Speeches at the Dinner Honoring Nelson as President for 25 years., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
A Response to the KSL Radio Commentary of June 29, 1965
A Response to the KSL Radio Commentary of June 29, 1965
SLTTI's Official Response to Commentary on the Subject of Combining SLTTI with a Junior College. This response highlights the conflation of trade-techincal schools and junior colleges which often occurs, especially from "young people because of inadequate understanding of the post high school problem by the people to whom the public looks for information." Overall, this response advocates the need of both trade-techinical education and junior college educations with the understanding that it is not as simply as blending these two types of educations into one., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
A Tribute to Harriet B. Vigen
A Tribute to Harriet B. Vigen
A speech given by President Jay L. Nelson on March 8, 1975 celebrating Harriet B. Vigen's 25 years at the College as a Vocational Business Educator culminating with the presentation to Vigen of the symbol of the College on behalf of the Alumni Association. Included are a discussion of the many positions held by Vigen as well as awards and memorandum about her many achievements., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Address of Donald B. Holbrook given at UTC Graduation Exercises, June 2, 1972
Address of Donald B. Holbrook given at UTC Graduation Exercises, June 2, 1972
Keynote speech for the Utah Tech Graduation Exercises on June 2, 1972. Speech given by Donald B. Holbrook., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Aeronautics and Missile Fabrication Conference Introductory Remarks
Aeronautics and Missile Fabrication Conference Introductory Remarks
Introductory remarks made by President Jay L. Nelson at the November 14, 1968 Aeronautics and Missile Fabrication Conference., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Alcot E. Anderson Funeral Remarks
Alcot E. Anderson Funeral Remarks
Remarks made by President Jay L. Nelson at the funeral of Algot "Al" E. Anderson on March 6, 1965. The speech includes remarks about Algot's responsibilities at Trade Tech, his unique personal traits, and tributes to Al., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
All Personnel Meeting of September 11, 1976
All Personnel Meeting of September 11, 1976
Welcome Remarks by President Jay L. Nelson for the All Personnel Meeting of September 11, 1976 at Utah Tech. The welcoming remarks are akin to convocation remarks - welcoming back faculty and staff for a new year. References are made to the 25th anniversary dinner the past may and to the changes in the physical campus., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Alumni Fellowship Banquet Speech
Alumni Fellowship Banquet Speech
This is a speech given by President Jay L. Nelson at the Alumni Fellowship Banquet on March 2, 1973 at 7:30 PM., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Burton A. Talmage Memorial Service
Burton A. Talmage Memorial Service
Remarks made by President Jay L. Nelson at the funeral of Burton A. Talmage on June 19, 1984. The speech includes remarks about Talmage's responsibilities at Salt Lake Vocational School, SLTTI, and Trade Tech, his unique personal traits, and tributes to Burt. Talmage began his career at the College as Manager of the Bookstore at SLAVS. Slowly more and more responsibilities were added to his position culminating in the poisitions of Vice President for Promotion and Development as well as Vice President for Business., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Clinton Erwin Day, April 2, 1973.
Clinton Erwin Day, April 2, 1973.
A speech given by President Jay L. Nelson in Memoriam for the death of Clinton Erwin Day, an instructor at UTC., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Curricular Implications of Manpower Data (Education and Employment, Where is the Balance?)
Curricular Implications of Manpower Data (Education and Employment, Where is the Balance?)
Talk entittled, Curricular Implications of Manpower Data (Education and Employment, Where is the Balance?), given by President Jay L. Nelson at the Utah Conference on Higher Education on September 15, 1972., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Dale S. Cowgill Inaugural Ceremonies January 17, 1979
Dale S. Cowgill Inaugural Ceremonies January 17, 1979
Remarks made by Jay L. Nelson at the Inaugural Ceremonies for Dale S. Cowgill on January 17, 1979., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Dedication Remarks for Construction Trades Building at Redwood Campus April 1977
Dedication Remarks for Construction Trades Building at Redwood Campus April 1977
Remarks made by President Jay L. Nelson at the dedication of the Construction Trades Building at Redwood Campus on April 22, 1977 at 3 pm., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Educational Accountability
Educational Accountability
Speech on Educational Accountability delivered on December 7, 1971 at the American Vocational Association Convention., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Edward C. Hitchcock, UTC Awards Banquet
Edward C. Hitchcock, UTC Awards Banquet
A speech given by President Jay L. Nelson at the May 28, 1976 Awards Banquet for Utah Technical College at Salt Lake where Edward C. Hitchcock was honored. A member of the data processing advisory committee of Utah Tech he was previously a member of the busniess advisory committee., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Eternal Candle Anecdote Given at Recognition Banquet, May 12, 1972
Eternal Candle Anecdote Given at Recognition Banquet, May 12, 1972
Eternal Candle story anecdote given as part of a speech at the Recognition Banquet, May 12, 1972., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Evan E. Jensen Funeral Remarks
Evan E. Jensen Funeral Remarks
A speech given by President Jay L. Nelson at the funeral for Evan E. Jensen, a member of the College's original faculty. Evan taught commercial art in the day and evening classes as well as being involved with all of the catalogs published during his tenure. Attached are the funeral service program and an Interoffice Memo "In Memoriam" on UTC stationery referenced in Nelson's speech., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Excerpts from Speeches at the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Dinner Honoring President Jay L. Nelson
Excerpts from Speeches at the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Dinner Honoring President Jay L. Nelson
This document contains excerpts from a speeches given by Governor Calvin L. Rampton and Lyle K Campbell at the 25th Anniversary Dinner honoring President Jay L. Nelson., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
February 26, 1977 College Dinner and Open House Jovial Remarks
February 26, 1977 College Dinner and Open House Jovial Remarks
A speech of humorous gifts given to administrative staff in honor of their excellent service. Specific staff highlighted include: Eugene Overson, Verlaine Zito, Joe Johnson, Grant Smart, Amy Tomita, Jim Schnirel, Ace Martin, Geoff Brugger, Bryan Gardner, Ruth Foulks, Ferris Johnsen, and Kathryn Beebe., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Final Charge, UTC Graduation Exercises, June 1, 1973
Final Charge, UTC Graduation Exercises, June 1, 1973
Final Charge given to Utah Tech Graduates at the Graduation Exercises held at Highland High School on June 1, 1973 at 7:30 PM., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Getting Things Done: Trade Tech Motivational Speech
Getting Things Done: Trade Tech Motivational Speech
Motivational remarks made by President Jay L. Nelson for Trad Tech focusing on the anecdote about a high school class touring the White House., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Governor's Craftsman Awards Banquet 1978
Governor's Craftsman Awards Banquet 1978
Remarks made by President Jay L. Nelson at the governor's Craftsman Awards Banquet on April 12, 1978., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Greetings for Utah Vocational Association Mid-Winter Conference Banquet, February 21, 1969
Greetings for Utah Vocational Association Mid-Winter Conference Banquet, February 21, 1969
Speech given by Jay L. Nelson for the Utah Vocational Association Mid-Winter Conference Banquet on February 21, 1969 welcoming officers to the event., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Howard B. Gundersen, Recognition Speech
Howard B. Gundersen, Recognition Speech
This speech recognizes the achievements of Howard B. Gundersen (as the first president of the College and his later achievements). In particular are the mention of specific faculty hired under Gundersen - Don Wellard, Parker Pratt, Harriet Vigen, Evan Jensen, and Florence Piacitelli - as well as the difficulties the College and Gundersen faced under J. Bracken Lee's term as Governor of Utah. Included is an anecdote of Governor J. Bracken Lee stating that the "growth and development of your College is tremendous. You've succeeded in spite of me!", Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Howard Facer, Retirement Comments
Howard Facer, Retirement Comments
This speech honors Howard Facer on his retirement from the College. Facer's association with the College began when he enrolled in the building technology deparments of Salt Lake Area Vocational School in January of 1954. He enjoyed full-time employment at SLAVS beginning in June 1955., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Introduction for Bill Howard, Guest Speaker for Graduation Breakfast, June 1973
Introduction for Bill Howard, Guest Speaker for Graduation Breakfast, June 1973
Introduction to Guest Speaker Bill Howard given by President Jay L. Nelson at the Utah Tech Graduation Breakfast on June 1, 1973., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Jay L. Nelson Administration Building Dedication Remarks
Jay L. Nelson Administration Building Dedication Remarks
Opening remarks made at the dedication for the Jay L. Nelson Administration Building at Redwood Campus on May 11, 1967. Partly an introduction for the platform guests, the remarks also give an overview of the history of the College from its humble beginnings in a former laundry building., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
John H. Klas and Mrs. Alberta Henry Awards Banquet, May 29, 1975
John H. Klas and Mrs. Alberta Henry Awards Banquet, May 29, 1975
Introduction for two key individuals (John H. Klas and Mrs. Alberta Henry) at the Utah Tech May 1975 Awards Banquet., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
June 11, 1970 Panel Comments at National Conference on Accreditation
June 11, 1970 Panel Comments at National Conference on Accreditation
Panel Comments presented by Jay L. Nelson, President, Utah Tech, given at the National Conference on Accreditation of Public Postsecondary Occupational Education in Atlanta, Georgia on June 11, 1970. The comments are focused upon the recent accreditation of Utah Tech, the evaluation instrument utilized and a variety of questions such as: should accreditation be done by a national or a regional group; do you need both institutional accreditation and program accreditation; and issues revolving around degrees granted to students without GEDs or high school degrees., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
L.P.N. Graduation Speech presented by Gene Larson for Class No. 47, August 1973
L.P.N. Graduation Speech presented by Gene Larson for Class No. 47, August 1973
Keynote speech given at the Licensed Practical Nursing Graduation for Class No. 47, August 1973., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Madge W. Harvey Funeral Remarks
Madge W. Harvey Funeral Remarks
A speech given by President Jay L. Nelson at the funeral for Madge W. Harvey, a former cosmetology instructor at the College when it was known as Salt Lake Area Vocational School., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
March 25, 1978 Electrical Completion Ceremony Dinner Remarks
March 25, 1978 Electrical Completion Ceremony Dinner Remarks
Remarks made by Jay L. Nelson at the Electrical Completion Ceremony dinner on March 25, 1978., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
March 4, 1978 Recognition Banquet Remarks
March 4, 1978 Recognition Banquet Remarks
Comments made at the Recognition Banquet of March 4, 1978. Comments center around the anecdote of the Eternal Candle with a surprise Candelabra., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Outstanding Alumni Award for Barrett Steadman, February 28, 1969
Outstanding Alumni Award for Barrett Steadman, February 28, 1969
This speech delivered by President Jay L. Nelson was to honor Barrett Steadman for receiving the Outstanding Alumni Award. Steadman began as a student at SLAV in 1949 ans served as student body president in 1950 and 1951 while earning his certificate of accomplishment in auto mechanics. He was also the first preseident of the college's alumni association., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Outstanding Alumnus Introduction for Keith L. Hales, March 8, 1975
Outstanding Alumnus Introduction for Keith L. Hales, March 8, 1975
A speech given by President Jay L. Nelson on March 8, 1975 celebrating Keith L. Hales as an Outstanding Alumnus. As a 1954 graduate of the electricity program at Utah Tech and a current member of te Electricity Advisory "Committee at the College (1975), President Nelson's introduction of Keith Hales highlights his activities at the College as well as in his personal life., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Outstanding Alumnus Introduction of Archie D. Shaw, March 8, 1975
Outstanding Alumnus Introduction of Archie D. Shaw, March 8, 1975
A speech given by President Jay L. Nelson on March 8, 1975 celebrating Archie D. Shaw a an Outstanding Alumnus. As a 1967 graduate of the printing program at Utah Tech, Shaw continued his association with the College after his graduation including a stint as Alumni Association President in 1970. President Nelson's introduction of Archive Shaw highlights his activities at the College as well as in his personal life., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Parker M. Pratt Funeral Remarks
Parker M. Pratt Funeral Remarks
A speech given by President Jay L. Nelson at the funeral for Parker M. Pratt, a former Auto Mechanics instructor at the Salt Lake Area Vocational School. Pratt continued his association with the College from 1949 until his retirement in 1972 (when the College was known as Utah Technical College). Attached are the funeral service program, a photograph of Parker Pratt, an Interoffice Memo (May 15, 1972) from Jay L. Nelson regarding Mr. Pratt's selection as an Outstanding Teacher to be honored by the Salt Lake Kiwanis Club, and a letter from Jay L. Nelson to Mr. Pratt regarding his retirement from the College., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Platform Guests List for UTC Graduation Exercises, June 7, 1974
Platform Guests List for UTC Graduation Exercises, June 7, 1974
List of platform guests for Utah Tech Graduation Excercises, June 7, 1974., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Ralph E. Hugglestone, UTC Awards Banquet
Ralph E. Hugglestone, UTC Awards Banquet
A speech given by President Jay L. Nelson at the May 28, 1976 Awards Banquet for Utah Technical College at Salt Lake where Ralph E. Huddlestone was announced as the decal winner. There was a contest to design an automobile rear-window decal boosting Utah Tech, and Huddlestone was the winner., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Redwood Campus College Center Dedication
Redwood Campus College Center Dedication
Opening remarks made at the dedication for the College Center at the Redwood Road Campus on April 26, 1974. President Nelson's remarks discuss the project and in particular the committee which spear-headed the College Center project. Following this are notes for remarks at the dedication of the new student center by Dr. G. Homer Durham, Commissioner of Higher Education. The document ends with further remarks given at the dedicatory program at the college center by another speaker., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Redwood Campus Institute of Religion Ground Breaking Ceremonies
Redwood Campus Institute of Religion Ground Breaking Ceremonies
Outline of the Ground Breaking Ceremonies for the LDS Institute of Religion at the Redwood Campus in 1968. Includes a brief history of the buildings at the Redwood Campus; a nod to the future of the College as well as future buildings to be built at the Redwood Campus; a history of the Deseret Club at the College; and thanks to support and influence of the LDS Church leadership., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Remarks about the state of affairs at SLTTI
Remarks about the state of affairs at SLTTI
This document of a speech given by President Nelson emphasizes the importance of Salt Lake trade Technical Institute and its relationship with tax payers. It also outlines what SLTTI does, the type of classes offered, the populations of individuals served and how the Day School and the Evening School are differentiated. There is also an emphasis on the relationship between the College and the larger community., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Remarks at Monument Park West Stake about Vocational Education, May 16, 1970
Remarks at Monument Park West Stake about Vocational Education, May 16, 1970
This is a speech given by President Jay L. Nelson about the value of education - specifically the value of Trade School education based on statistical information about the value of higher education in relationship to the job market in the 1970s. The emphasis of his comments are on "where you can find tremendous opportunities for occupational success." This is followed by a very brief encapsulated view of the activities of Utah Tech and the options provided by Utah Tech., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Richard "Don" Wellard Funeral Remarks
Richard "Don" Wellard Funeral Remarks
A speech given by President Jay L. Nelson at the funeral for Richard "Don" Wellard, a member of the College's original faculty. Wellard taught welding at the College for 26 years. During the first evaluation of instructors conducted at the College, Wellard was one of two instructors were selected as an outstanding teacher and recognized by the state board for vocational education., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Richard S. Prows and Marvin L. Hendrickson
Richard S. Prows and Marvin L. Hendrickson
The first presentation is for Richard S. Prows, the first recipient of Utah Tech's Distinguished Service Award. The second presentation is for Marvin L. Hendrickson, who was the recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus award., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
SLTTI Accomplishment Exercises, May 27, 1965
SLTTI Accomplishment Exercises, May 27, 1965
A speech given by President Jay L. Nelson at the 1965 Salt Lake Trade Tech Institute Accomplishment Exercises. Addressed to the graduates, the speech includes various anecdotes and inspirational sayings, in particular an anecdote about an Indian Boy looking for the secret to happiness., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
SLTTI Graduation Speech, May 27, 1966
SLTTI Graduation Speech, May 27, 1966
A speech given by President Jay L. Nelson at the 1966 Salt Lake Trade Tech Institute Graduation Exercises. Addressed to the graduates, the speech includes various anecdotes and inspirational sayings, in particular an anecdote about Abraham Lincoln., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.

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