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Brigham Young University. Extension Division

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1921-1957

Administrative History

The Extension Division (1921-1957) was the unit at Brigham Young University responsible for coordinating distance education and extension work.

The Extension Division was established in 1921 in a reorganization of the earlier Extension Department. It was charged with providing educational services to those outside the university campus, such as off-campus programs, lectures, classroom offerings, and correspondence courses. Directors of the division included Lowry Nelson (1921-1936), Harrison R. Merrill (1936-1939), Carlton Culmsee (1939-1944), Gerrit de Jong (Acting Director, 1944-1946), Thomas L. Broadbent (Acting Director, 1946-1947), and Harold Glen Clark (1947-1957). In 1957 the unit was renamed as Adult Education and Extension Services.

Citation

BYU organizational history project, via WWW, Nov. 12, 2013: Extension Division (est. 1921; previously known as Extension Department; provided educational offerings to those beyond the university campus; included off-campus programs, lectures, classroom offerings, and correspondence courses; directors include Lowry Nelson (1921-1936), Harrison R. Merrill (1936-1939), Carlton Culmsee (1939-1944), Gerrit de Jong (Acting Director; 1944-1946), Thomas L. Broadbent (Acting Director; 1946-1947), Harold G. Clark (1947-1957); renamed Adult Education and Extension Services in 1957)

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Adult Education and Extension Services director additional papers and faculty terminations, 1952-1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 3 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Materials contain administrative files, including correspondence and memos, meeting minutes, reports, financial information, and other records. Dated from 1952 to 1970.
Dates: 1952-1970

Adult Education and Extension Services director correspondence and memorandums, 1924-1964

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains administrative files, including correspondence and memos, meeting minutes, reports, financial information, and other records. Dated from 1924 to 1964.
Dates: 1924-1964

Adult Education and Extension Services director correspondence and memorandums, 1956-1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains administrative files, including correspondence and memos, meeting minutes, reports, financial information, and other records. Dated from 1956 to 1970.
Dates: 1956-1970

Adult Education and Extension Services director records, 1924-1970

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contain the papers of Dr. Harold Glen Clark, who served as director of the Extension Division and Adult Education and Extension Services, and as dean of the Division of Continuing Education, 1946-1971. There are 48 containers of material involving two series of records, each arranged alphabetically, and some additional material added after the register was completed, which is located in the last three containers. The papers of four predecessor directors or acting directors, Harrison R. Merrill,...
Dates: 1924-1970

Collection on Leadership Week

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 5682
Scope and Contents Collection contains speeches from Brigham Young University Leadership Week. The materials contain role play scenarios, stories, and gospel teaching methods for improvement of teaching. Also contains devotionals for Leadership Week and lectures related to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dated 1954-1964.
Dates: 1954-1964

Division of Continuing Education annual reports, 1955-1989

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1088 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains annual reports of the division, including information on enrollment, faculty and staff, finances, programs, relations with the Church Educational System, regional centers, and study abroad. Materials date from between 1955 and 1989.
Dates: 1955-1989

Division of Continuing Education centennial history, 1921-2005

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1088 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains materials from the division's centennial history, including the final publication, drafts, memorandums, and other items dating from between 1921 and 2005.
Dates: 1921-2005

Division of Continuing Education course catalogs, 1921-1996

 Series — Box: 10, Folder: 1-3
Identifier: UA 1088 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains photocopies of excerpts from the university course catalogs from 1921 to 1996. Entries include information on the division's programs and services, as well as staff and faculty listings.
Dates: 1921-1996

Division of Continuing Education department records, 1921-2005

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1088 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains articles, reports, and staff meeting minutes from the division from 1921 to 2005. Includes self studies and comparative analyses of the division's programs.
Dates: 1921-2005

Division of Continuing Education faculty records, 1929-1998

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1088 Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains the reports, letters, and articles from the faculty of the division from 1929 to 1998. Includes information on the organization of the division, faculty lists, and financial data. Also includes notes on continuing education topics.
Dates: 1929-1998