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Brigham Young University. Department of Art

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1981-1996

Administrative History

The Department of Art (1981-1996) was a department within the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Art became a part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications in 1981. The department was previously named the Department of Art and Design. In 1996 the department merged with the Department of Design to form the new Department of Visual Arts. Department chairmen for Art included Robert L. Marshall (1981-1982; 1988-1995), Franz Johansen (1982-1985), Sherron D. Hill (1985-1988), and Michael D. Day (1995-1997).

The Department of Art serves two main purposes: (a) the preparation of creative leaders in the various fields of the plastic and graphic arts and (b) the building of an appreciative audience for these arts.

Citation

Brigham Young University Organizational History Project website, viewed Jul. 29, 2011 (Department of Art; established 1981; College of Fine Arts and Communications; previously the Department of Art and Design; merged with the Department of Design to form the new Department of Visual Arts, 1996; Department chairmen: Robert L. Marshall (1981-1982; 1988-1995), Franz Johansen (1982-1985), Sherron D. Hill (1985-1988), and Michael D. Day (1995-1997); purposes: (a) the preparation of creative leaders in the various fields of the plastic and graphic arts and (b) the building of an appreciative audience for these arts)

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

J. Roman Andrus papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 299
Scope and Contents Contains a brief history of the Brigham Young University Art Department. History written in 1957.

B. F. Larsen collection addendum, 1929-1970

 Series
Identifier: UA 556 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Contains personal papers, including art work, clippings, exams, postcards, art textbooks, articles, photos and slides, printed art, and correspondenc.

B. F. Larsen correspondence and mementos, 1910-1967

 Series
Identifier: UA 556 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains letters, newspaper clippings, printed programs, and published articles or items about B.F. Larsen, BYU Art Department and Utah art. Includes chronological correspondence, an autobiography, articles and reports, minutes, art notebooks, outlines and coures notes, and teaching materials.

Department of Art audio-visual materials, 1982-1995

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 940 Series 3 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents Collection of Art Department audio-visual materials including tracks for "My Neighbors," and the Museum of Art. Dated 1982-1995.

Department of Art chair records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 662
Abstract Contains correspondence of the Dean, Chair, and faculty meeting minutes. Also administrative records concerning curriculum, Mormon Arts Festival, part-time faculty, faculty advancement, and other items and issues.

Department of Art correspondence, 1967-1981

 Series
Identifier: UA 662 Series 1
Scope and Contents note General files, and correspondence with Robert L. Marshall, Lorin Wheelwright, and Lael Woodbury.

Department of Art exhibit slides, 1955-1995

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5532 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains exhibit slides of student art shows, faculty art shows, various galleries, Mormon Festival of Arts, and other Fine Arts exhibitions. Dated 1955-1995.

Department of Art faculty files, 1970-1979

 Series
Identifier: UA 662 Series 4
Scope and Contents note Advancement and research files.

Department of Art general files, 1960-1981

 Series
Identifier: UA 662 Series 3
Scope and Contents note Administrative files, including project files, audits, budgets, syllabi, proposals, curriculum files, Environmental Design merger files, and facilities.

Department of Art individual faculty files, 1967-1980

 Series
Identifier: UA 662 Series 5
Scope and Contents note Individual faculty files.