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Brigham Young University. Summer School

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1941-1973

Administrative History

The Summer School (1941-1973) was an administrative unit at Brigham Young University. The division was responsible for managing the summer academic program at the university.

Summer courses were initially offered at Brigham Young University beginning in the Cluff Administration (1892-1903), and expanded with the establishment of the Alpine Summer School in 1922. However, the Summer School was not formally established under this name as a university division until 1941. Administered by a dean or director, the Summer School coordinated and administered the academic program on campus and at the Aspen Grove. The unit was discontinued by 1973, with academic programs integrated into the overall university schedule.

Deans and directors of the Summer School included Asael C. Lambert (dean, 1941-1951), Ariel S. Ballif (acting dean, 1952-1956; director, 1957-1958), Howard T. Reid (acting director, 1955-1958), Dean A. Peterson (director, 1959-1963), Keith R. Oakes (director, 1964-1967), Dean A. Peterson (director, 1968-1972).

Citation

Brigham Young University annual catalogue, 1940: p. 6 ( A. C. Lambert, dean of the Summer Session)

Brigham Young University annual catalogue, 1941: p. 2 (Alpine Summer School Campus, Aspen Grove) p. 35 (organization of university includes College of Applied Science, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Commerce, College of Education, College of Fine Arts, Graduate School, Division of Religion, Summer School, Extension Division, and Research Division) p. 255 (A. C. Lambert, dean of summer school)

Brigham Young University annual catalogue, 1952: p. 9 (Ariel S. Ballif, acting dean of Summer School) p. 38 (first summer school established during Cluff Administration)

Brigham Young University annual catalogue, 1955: p. 38 (Howard T. Reid, acting director of Summer School; Ariel S. Ballif, acting dean of Summer School)

Brigham Young University catalog of courses, 1957: p. 12 (Howard T. Reid, acting director of Summer School) p. 17 (Ariel S. Ballif, director of Summer School)

Brigham Young University catalog of courses, 1959: p. 4 (Dean A. Peterson, director of Summer School)

Brigham Young University catalog of courses, 1964: p. 422 (Keith R. Oakes, director of Summer School)

Brigham Young University catalog of courses, 1968: p. 45 (Summer School; program of 5-week courses, with convocation at end) p. 517 (Dean A. Peterson, director of Summer School)

Brigham Young University general catalog, 1972: p. 41 (Summer School; program of 8-week courses; Summer School Office in Smoot Administration Building)

Information not found: Brigham Young University general catalog, 1974

Brigham Young University, 1975: vol. 2 p. 105 (Alpine Summer School; summer academic program operated at Aspen Grove beginning in 1922) p. 108 (first directors were Martin P. Henderson and Fred Buss)

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

The Alpinian

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA SC 107
Scope and Contents Yearbook produced for summer school students of Brigham Young University held at Aspen Grove.
Dates: Publication: 1939

Brigham Young University quarterly catalogs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1102
Scope and Contents Contains copies of the University's quarterly catalogue for each semester. The quarterlies contain a history of the university and of the departments and schools individually. They give a description of the courses offered that quarter along with general information on registration and, fees, and graduation. The same is given for both summer school and the home study program. The assorted quarterly catalogues for the various departments and schools of the university are similar to the general...
Dates: 1905-1956

College of Education student evaluations and reports

 Collection — Volume: 1
Identifier: UA 25
Scope and Contents This collection includes handwritten and typewritten student evaluations and reports on the Brigham Young University Summer School Conference concerning the improvement of education.
Dates: 1940

Curriculum collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 165
Scope and Contents Collection includes various reports and descriptions of courses offered by the University.
Dates: 1914-1919

Registrar's Office records

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 273
Scope and Contents Contains reports concerning enrollment and degrees conferred, private schools, course offerings, and the growth of summer school attendance (33 items). Materials date from between 1930 and 1946.
Dates: 1930-1946

Summer School dean records

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 279
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence and payroll reports concerning summer school faculty (14 items). Materials date from between 1950 and 1953.
Dates: 1950-1953

Summer School files from the office of Acting Director Howard T. Reid, 1957-1958

 Series
Identifier: UA 555 Series 1
Scope and Contents note Administrative subject files, including correspondence and memos, meeting minutes, reports, finances, clippings, etc.
Dates: Other: 1957-1958

Summer School files from the office of Director Dean A. Peterson, 1960-1963

 Series
Identifier: UA 555 Series 3
Scope and Contents note Administrative subject files, including correspondence and memos, meeting minutes, reports, finances, catalogs, statistics, clippings, etc.
Dates: Other: 1960-1963

Summer School files from the office of Director Dean A. Peterson, 1965-1971

 Series
Identifier: UA 555 Series 8
Scope and Contents note Administrative subject files, including reports, memos, budgets, catalog, ads, visiting faculty lists, accounts ledgers, payroll, articles, contracts, etc.
Dates: Other: 1965-1971

Summer School files from the office of Director Keith R. Oakes, 1964-1968

 Series
Identifier: UA 555 Series 5
Scope and Contents note Administrative subject files, including correspondence and memos, meeting minutes, reports, finances, photos, statistics, clippings, etc. Includes enrollment composition and annual reports.
Dates: Other: 1964-1968