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Andrew Karl Larson collection Edit


WASH 016


  • 1978-1981 (Creation)


  • 3 Files (Whole)
    Housed with Small Collections.



  • Abstract

    This collection contains three folders of drafts and correspondence for The Education of a Second Generation Swede, and Lines for Judith.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Andrew Karl Larson, was born in 1899 in Washington, Utah. His father and grandfather were called to the Dixie Mission by the LDS church in 1861. On his mother’s side, a great-grandfather was sent to colonize Washington in 1857. Larson attended Dixie Junior College in St. George, Utah and graduated in 1922. He continued his education at BYU where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Larson taught at Washington School, Hurricane High School, and Dixie College where he was the Director of the Division of Social Sciences. In 1965 Larson retired from Dixie College and passed away eighteen years later in 1983. During his life Larson wrote seven books with topics covering history, poetry, and an autobiography.

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection is comprised of drafts for two of Andrew Karl Larson’s books and two Dixie Yearbooks signed by students and staff for Larson. The Education of a Second Generation Swede was published in 1979, while the index draft and correspondence, donated by Reuben Joseph Snow, was written in 1978. The letters between Larson and Snow, document their efforts to get the index finished on time for publication. The other book, Lines for Judith, has a typescript draft and handwritten drafts of the book of poetry which was named for his daughter, Judith.

  • Bibliography

    Larson, Andrew Karl. Lines for Judith. Saint George, UT: Art Press, 1981.

    Larson, Andrew Karl. The Education of a Second Generation Swede: An Autobiography. Salt Lake City: Deseret Press, 1979.

  • Arrangement

    This collection is arranged alphabetically by book title.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item description & date, WASH 016, Andrew Karl Larson Collection, Dixie State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Reproduction and use of the materials in this collection are subject to copyright law. Dixie State University Library Special Collections and Archives holds the copyright to unpublished material in the collection that is not in the public domain. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from the Special Collections Librarian and Archivist and a correct citation provided. A user may be asked to submit a "Request for one-time use of photocopies or reproductions" form in order to obtain reproductions.


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