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Brigham Young University. Speech Department (1929-1953)

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1929-1953

Administrative History

The Department of Speech (1929-1953) was an instructional unit at Brigham Young University.

The department was created under the direction of the College of Fine Arts in 1929, replacing the former Department of Public Speaking and Dramatic Art. Department chairmen included Alonzo J. Morley (1930), T. Earl Pardoe (1931-1951), and Harold I. Hansen (1952-1953).

The Department of Speech was responsible for the teaching of the following courses: principles of speech, open forum discussion, speech analysis, elementary elocution, Classical Literature, dramatic monologue, interpretative literature, dialogue and scene presentation, representative dialect, practical phonetics, advanced speech composition, religious public speaking, argument and debate, impersonation, play production, stage craft, history of dramatic production, dramatic technique, public speaking, voice and speech improvement, and methods of teaching speech.

The department was administered by the department chairman, under the direction of the college dean.

Citation

BYU Organizational History Project, via WWW, viewed Sept. 11, 2013 (Department of Speech; 1929-1953; part of College of Fine Arts; responsible for courses in speech and dramatic arts; replaced the former Department of Public Speaking and Dramatic Art; department chairmen included Alonzo J. Morley (1930), T. Earl Pardoe (1931-1951), Harold I. Hansen (1952-1953); responsible for the teaching principles of speech, open forum discussion, speech analysis, elementary elocution, Classical Literature, dramatic monologue, interpretative literature, dialogue and scene presentation, representative dialect, practical phonetics, advanced speech composition, religious public speaking, argument and debate, impersonation, play production, stage craft, history of dramatic production, dramatic technique, public speaking, voice and speech improvement, and methods of teaching speech; administered by chairman, under direction of college dean)

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Department of Theatre and Film production records, 1938-1991

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1180 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains materials related to the production of plays performed by the Department of Theatre and Film. Materials include scripts, production notes, financial records, and call sheets. Dated 1938-1991.
Dates: 1938-1991

Department of Theatre and Film records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1180
Scope and Contents Contains materials from the Department of Theatre and Film from 1938 to 1997. The materials focus on theatrical and film productions. It documents the day-to-day functioning of the department, the theatrical productions put on by the department, the student film festival Final Cut, and the activities of various faculty members.
Dates: 1938-1997

Department of Theatre and Media Arts scrapbook

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5645
Scope and Contents Contains various clippings, publications, and other materials from the department. Materials focus on the productions and activities of the department. Dates range from 1952 to 2005.
Dates: 1952-2005

Wayne B. Hales collection of Brigham Young University photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2199
Abstract Six photograph albums, accompanied by ten boxes of photograph negatives, which document Brigham Young University faculty, students, buildings, and events, including dramatic and musical productions. The images, collected by Hales, were taken by himself, Walter Cottam, and others. Includes images relating to the Alpine Summer School, Mount Timpanogos, Aspen Grove, Utah Lake, and the city of Provo. Individual images are numbered in the first four volumes, and correspond to the numbering of the...
Dates: approximately 1926-1940

Speech Department photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 766
Scope and Contents Photographs of cast members and scenes from plays sponsored by the Department of Public Speaking, 1920-1928; and the Department of Speech, 1929-1937. Some of the images are accompanied by programs.
Dates: 1920-1937