Dr. Joseph A. Geddes was born in Plain City, Utah on November 27, 1884. His education consisted of an A.B. from Brigham Young College and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Dr. Geddes was an instructor at the Oneida Academy in Preston, Idaho from 1910-1912 and principal between 1914-1919. After working as a professor at Brigham Young College from 1922-1926 he came to Logan as an associate professor in the economics and sociology department. He was promoted to the head of the department in 1931 and as the director of the social work division in 1938. He was an active member of the Consumer's Cooperative Association where he served as chairman of the State Self-Help Cooperative Association as well as on the board of directors and the executive committee.
In 1914 Geddes married Grace Woolley and the couple would have five children. He died on March 31, 1981 in Centerville, Utah.
The Joseph A. Geddes collection consists of 13 photographs taken from the 1910s to the 1950s. Included are two photographs of Oneida Stake Academy faculty and eleven images that were probably taken during Geddes' tenure at Utah State University.
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Permission to publish material from the Joseph Arch Geddes photograph collection> must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.Preferred Citation :
Joseph Arch Geddes photograph collection, 1915-1965. (P0112). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.
Organized numerical by photo number.
Acquisition Information :
Gift of Dr. Joseph Arch Geddes.Processing Note :
Register completed by Kellie Buckner, October 2003.Related Materials :
Joseph Arch Geddes papersCOLL MS 75
Detailed Description of the Collection