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Brigham Young University. Department of Zoology and Entomology

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1925 - 1972

Administrative History

The Department of Zoology and Entomology (1925-1972) was a department at Brigham Young University which focused on various branches of biological sciences.

The Department of Zoology and Entomology was established and placed in the College of Arts and Sciences when the Department of Biology was abolished in 1925. In 1972 it was renamed the Department of Zoology. Department chairmen were Vasco M. Tanner (1927-1957), C. Lynn Hayward (1958-1961), D. Elden Beck (1962-1965), A. Lester Allen (1966-1970).

The Department of Zoology and Entomology was responsible for teaching courses in zoology and entomology. The courses included: zoology, hygiene and sanitation, entomology, heredity and eugenics, invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology, insect morphology and classification, human physiology, practical lecture on health, and graduate courses in advanced undergraduate courses. By 1954 the department also taught courses in: anatomy, genetics, mammalogy, ornithology, ichthyology, herpetology, and parasitology.

The Department of Zoology and Entomology was a department with in the College of Arts and Sciences. In 1954 the department was placed under the direction of the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences until 1972.

Citation:
BYU Organizational History Project, via WWW, viewed May 14, 2013 (The Department of Zoology and Entomology (1925-1972), Brigham Young University, established and placed in the College of Arts and Sciences when the Department of Biology was abolished in 1925, 1972 it was renamed the Department of Zoology, department chairmen were Vasco M. Tanner (1927-1957), C. Lynn Hayward (1958-1961), D. Elden Beck (1962-1965), A. Lester Allen (1966-1970), the Department of Zoology and Entomology was responsible for teaching courses in zoology and entomology, courses included zoology, hygiene and sanitation, entomology, heredity and eugenics, invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology, insect morphology and classification, human physiology, practical lecture on health, and graduate courses in advanced undergraduate courses, by 1954 the department also taught courses in anatomy, genetics, mammalogy, ornithology, ichthyology, herpetology, and parasitology, the Department of Zoology and Entomology was a department with in the College of Arts and Sciences, in 1954 the department was placed under the direction of the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences until 1972)

The Great Basin naturalist, July 25, 1939: t.p. (Department of Zoology and Entomology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah)

Info from UPB, 3/21/94 (The Dept. of Zoology and Entomology was a forerunner to Dept. of Zoology)

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

D. Elden Beck papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 3061
Overview

Collection contains teaching materials Beck used in the classroom and photographs related to his profession.

Dates: 1922-1964

D. Elden Beck course material, 1926-1964

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3061 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Material contains notes, papers, addresses, and reports used by Beck for courses in invertebrate zoology, zoology, and parasitology, among other subjects.

Dates: Other: 1926-1964

D. Elden Beck letters and other material, 1924-1964

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3061 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Materials contain personal and professional correspondence belonging to Beck, as well as professional career fieldnotes, guidebooks, reports, books, and articles relating to Entomology and Zoology.

Dates: Other: 1924-1964

Department of Zoology academic and faculty materials, 1959-2001

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1195 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence, reports, course materials, and scrapbook materials pertaining to the faculty and courses of the Department of Zoology. Dated 1959-2001.

Dates: 1959-2001

Department of Zoology awards, 1984-1999

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1195 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Materials include awards given to faculty of the Department of Zoology. Dated 1984-1999.

Dates: 1984-1999

Department of Zoology minutes, 1960-1978

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1195 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Materials include meeting minutes from the Department of Zoology. Dated 1960-1978.

Dates: 1960-1978

Department of Zoology records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1195
Scope and Contents

Materials include minutes, awards, correspondence, reports, and course information pertaining to the faculty, courses, and administrative functions of the Department of Zoology. Dated 1959-2001.

Dates: 1959-2001

General zoology syllabus

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 44
Scope and Contents

Includes general zoology laboratory manual, by the Department of Zoology and Entomology.

Dates: 1940

History of the Department of Zoology and Entomology and the Department of Zoology at Brigham Young University / compiled by William W. Winder

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8972
Scope and Contents

Contains a history of the departments responsible for instruction on zoology at the university, as well as reminiscent accounts from faculty members and copies of curriculum vitae. Includes an electronic copy on DVD. Compilation produced by Winder in 2016.

Dates: 2016 October

Physical Plant Department records on the Biology Laboratory, 1964

 Sub-Series — Carton: 13, Folder: 5
Identifier: UA 1330 Series 3 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains records from the Tolboe Construction of the Biology Lab, 1964.

Dates: 1964

Additional filters:

Type
Archival Record 6
Collection 4
 
Subject
Colleges and Universities 6
Education 6
Letters 5
Reports 5
Courses and lectures 4