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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SLTTI Information Handout
SLTTI Information Handout
Informal handout created to inspire people to let the general public know about Trade Tech., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Salt Lake Kiwanis Club, May 4, 1978
Salt Lake Kiwanis Club, May 4, 1978
Remarks made by President Jay L. Nelson about Utah Tech at the Salt Lake Kiwanis Club Event on May 4, 1978., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Socio-Economic Trends Presentation given September 14, 1962
Socio-Economic Trends Presentation given September 14, 1962
Presentation given about Socio-economic Trends in trade tech education, specifically in Utah, in relationship to SLTTI., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Speech given at the AVA Convention - Denver, Colorado, 1966
Speech given at the AVA Convention - Denver, Colorado, 1966
Speech given by President Jay L. Nelson at the AVA Convention at Denver, Colorado on December 7, 1966. Although the speech begins with an anecdote about Brigham Young, the main focus of the speech is "supervising to get better teaching." Nelson even defines a supervisor as "one who directs the activities of others and that his principal objective is the improvement of instruction." Combined with the "supervisor's ten commandments" this speech advocates for good supervisory techniques in education., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Thamer (Tim) Hite Outstanding Alumni Award, February 28, 1969
Thamer (Tim) Hite Outstanding Alumni Award, February 28, 1969
This speech delivered by President Jay L. Nelson was to honor Tim Hite for receiving the Outstanding Alumni Award. Hite began as a student at SLAV, and in 1962 received his teaching certificate in Trade and Industrial Education and began his teaching career in the Barbering department at SLTTI in 1962. Winner of numerous awards for his hair cutting and hair styling, Hite has also now received the Utah Tech's top award to an alumnus., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
The Need for Salt Lake Trade Technical Institute
The Need for Salt Lake Trade Technical Institute
This presentation on the Need for SLTTI was given on two occasions by President Jay L. Nelson. The first occasion was a presentation to the Salt Lake Rotary Club on Tuesday, October 5, 1965. The second occasion was a presentation to the Kiwanis Club given on December 2, 1965. Originally accompanied by 35mm slides, this speech begins with an anecdote about Brigham Young and is followed with a history of the College and the importance of Trade Tech in Utah., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Photoshop.
The Need to Prepare Individuals for a Job
The Need to Prepare Individuals for a Job
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." Aimed at a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints audience, the presentation ends with "your dream of financial security and success woulc well being in a high school vocational class, a business choool or a technical college or at some other institution which places emphasis on preparation for jobs rather than on academic degress.", Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Tribute to Four Teachers and Two Outstanding Alumni
Tribute to Four Teachers and Two Outstanding Alumni
This speech honors four teacher - Harriet Vigen (Buisness), Evan Jensen (Commercial Art), Martin Knuteson (Barbering), and Don Wellard (Welding) - who all began teaching at the College when it was established in 1948. The speech is given at an Alumni Association function and as such the Alumni and Alumnae are the audience. In addition this speech salutes two outstanding alumni for 1966, graduates of Trade Tech who have distinguised themselves in their chosen fields - Richard Fielden and Paul Gundersen., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Tribute to Martha Parish
Tribute to Martha Parish
A speech given by President Jay L. Nelson on March 18, 1976 celebrating Martha Parrish's 21 years at the College as a Practical Nursing instructor., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
UTC Accomplishment Exercises, August 17, 1967
UTC Accomplishment Exercises, August 17, 1967
The keynote speech given by Orson "Bud" Jacobson at the UTC Accomplishment Exercises from August 1967. Addressed to the graduates, the speech includes various anecdotes and inspirational sayings focused around the concept of attitude., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
UTC Accomplishment Exercises, May 26, 1967
UTC Accomplishment Exercises, May 26, 1967
A speech given at the UTC Accomplishment Exercises from 1967. Addressed to the graduates, the speech includes various anecdotes and inspirational sayings, in particular the concepts: Success Requires a Plan; establish High Priniciples and Live By Them; and Be Proud of Your Occupation and Your Jobs., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
UTC Advisory Council Recognition Banquet 1977
UTC Advisory Council Recognition Banquet 1977
Remarks made by President Jay L. Nelson at the Utah Technical College at Salt Lake Advisory Council Recognition Banquet of April 22, 1977. Highlighted in particular are the Craft Advisory Committees and Joint Apprenticeship Committees., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
UTC All Personnel Meeting of September 11, 1975
UTC All Personnel Meeting of September 11, 1975
President's Report Outline for UTC All Personnel Meeting of September 11, 1975. The outline highlights: 1. Enviable Reputation (of the College); 2. Utah's Growth and Development; 3. Articulation of Instruction; 4. College Advising Program; 5. Individualized Instruction., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
UTC Graduation Activities, June 2, 1978
UTC Graduation Activities, June 2, 1978
The first portion are comments made by President Jay L. Nelson at the Graduation Breakfast, mostly in jest. The second portion is comprised of the actual Graduation Exercises comments. The third portion is the list of Platform Guests present for the Graduation Exercises. Also included are the comments about the Distinguished Service Awards presented to Helen B. Ure, State Senator Warren E. Pugh, and Dr. Walter D. Talbot. The last portion is the introduction given to the primary speaker, Dr. Kenneth McFarland., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
UTC Graduation Comments - Outline and Lamplighter Anecdote, August 27, 1971
UTC Graduation Comments - Outline and Lamplighter Anecdote, August 27, 1971
Outline of comments / graduation speech given by President Jay L. Nelson on the occasion of Utah Tech's August 1971 Graduation. Also included is the Lamplighter anecdotal story., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
UTC Graduation Exercises, June 1, 1973
UTC Graduation Exercises, June 1, 1973
Speech given to Utah Tech Graduates at the Graduation Exercises held at Highland High School on June 1, 1973 at 7:30 PM. The speech has the theme of success. Included is the list of Platform Guests at the Graduation Exercises., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
UTC Graduation Exercises, June 2, 1972
UTC Graduation Exercises, June 2, 1972
Speech given to Utah Tech Graduates at the Graduation Exercises held at Cottonwood High School on June 2, 1972 at 7:30 PM. The speech begins with a history of the different locations and buildings that have and currently do constitute Utah Tech., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
UTC Graduation Speech, August 16, 1968
UTC Graduation Speech, August 16, 1968
Introductory remarks made at the August 1968 Utah Tech Graduation Exercises by President Jay L. Nelson., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
UTC Graduation Speech, June 4, 1971
UTC Graduation Speech, June 4, 1971
Speech given to Utah Tech Graduates at the Graduation Exercises held at Cottonwood High School on June 4, 1971 at 7:30 PM., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
UTC Information Handout and Humorous Guide for Employee Appraisal
UTC Information Handout and Humorous Guide for Employee Appraisal
The first and third pages are informal handouts created to inspire people to let the general public know about Utah Tech. The second page is a humorous "guide to employee performance appraisal" intended to help bring a bit of levity to what can be a stressful situation., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
UTC Institute 1977 Remarks
UTC Institute 1977 Remarks
Humorous remarks made by President Jay L. Nelson akin to comments often made at a convocation to inspire faculty and staff at the beginning of a new school year., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
UTC Recognition Banquet Speech
UTC Recognition Banquet Speech
This document begins with an outline for the recognition banquet speech delivered by President Jay L. Nelson on April 18, 1969. Following the outline is the actual speech delivered by Nelson which highlights outstanding students who were asked to return to the College as teachers: Tim Hite, Douglas Jordan, Paul Gundersen, Mary Lee Williams, Jerry Fullmer, Neal Grover, Joseph Yenchik. Other staff of important note are mentioned as are individuals remembered in memoriam., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
UTC Summer Graduation Exercises, August 25, 1978
UTC Summer Graduation Exercises, August 25, 1978
A speech given by President Jay L. Nelson at the 1978 Utah Tech Summer Graduation Exercises. Addressed to the graduates, the speech includes various anecdotes and inspirational sayings., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
UTC Summer Graduation Exercises, August 26, 1977
UTC Summer Graduation Exercises, August 26, 1977
Speech given by President Jay L. Nelson at the 1977 Utah Tech Summer Graduation Exercises. Included is a list of the platform guests for the graduation exercises. Addressed to the 150 graduates, the speech identifies graduates receiving Certificates, Diplomas, and the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Also mentioned are the graduation exercises for 44 Licensed Practical Nurses which occurred the previous night., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
UTC's Memorial Service for President Dwight D. Eisenhower
UTC's Memorial Service for President Dwight D. Eisenhower
On Monday, March 31, 1969 at 11:00 AM, Utah Tech held a memorial service in memory of former President Dwight David Eisenhower. This was the date that President Richard Nixon proclaimed as a national day of mourning in honor of Former President Eisenhower. Governor Rampton had asked Utah Schools to conduct memorial services. President Jay L. Nelson delivered the Moment of Silence and Comments portion of the program. Both the Program and the comments made by President Nelson are included in this document., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Unveiling of the Jay L. Nelson Administration Building
Unveiling of the Jay L. Nelson Administration Building
Comments made by President Jay L. Nelson at the unveiling of the Administration Building at the Redwood Road Campus., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Utah Conference on Higher Education Panel Comments by Jay L. Nelson
Utah Conference on Higher Education Panel Comments by Jay L. Nelson
Should Manpower Needs Dictate Higher Education Curriculum? - panel comments presented by Jay L. Nelson at the Utah Conference on Higher Education, September 11, 1972. In many ways these comments are an argument for the need for community and technical colleges., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Utah Technical College at Salt Lake Awards Banquet Winner, 05-28-1976
Utah Technical College at Salt Lake Awards Banquet Winner, 05-28-1976
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.
Utah Vocational Association Mid-Winter Conference, February 22, 1969
Utah Vocational Association Mid-Winter Conference, February 22, 1969
Speech given by Jay L. Nelson for the Utah Vocational Association Mid-Winter Conference Banquet on February 22, 1969 welcoming individuals to the conference and thanking the executive committee for selecting the UTC Campus as the convention center., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Utah's Educational Horizons, November 20, 1975
Utah's Educational Horizons, November 20, 1975
A list of "questions for consideration" presented at Utah's Educational Horizons, November 20, 1975 at the University of Utah. These questions revolve around the purpose of education and the justification for Trade or Vocational Schools such as Utah Tech., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
Vica Club Banquet, March 1968
Vica Club Banquet, March 1968
Speech highlighting Utah Tech after the College had been open for 20 years. It begins with an anecdote about Abe Saperstein and the Harlem Globetrotters. The remainder of the speech focuses on the topics: Success requires a plan; Establish high principles and live by them; Establish realistic objectives; and Be proud of your occupation and your jobs., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
What is Practical Education?
What is Practical Education?
Commencement speech given by T. H. Bell, U.S. Commissioner of Education at the Graduation Exercises of Utah Technical College at Salt Lake city; Utah Special Events Centers, Salt Lake City, June 3, 1976, 7:30 PM. The speech covers briefly the history of the College from when its appropriation was vetoed by the Governor of Utah and it almost closed through to the creation of the Redwood Road Campus. The primary theme of the speech is the relationship between Liberal Arts Education and vocational or "Practical" Education., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.
William A. Thiriot Funeral Remarks December 14, 1964
William A. Thiriot Funeral Remarks December 14, 1964
Remarks made by President Jay L. Nelson at the funeral of William "Bill" A. Thiriot on December 14, 1964. The speech includes remarks about Thiriot's responsibilities at Salt Lake Vocational School and Trade Tech, his unique personal traits, and tributes to Bill. Nelson describes Bill as "one of the most dedicated, quiet, unassuming, efficient individuals" that he had ever known., Scanned on Canon imageRunner Advance C5051; digital files converted to TIFF format using Adobe Acrobat.

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