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Brigham Young University. College of Family Living

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1954-1981

Administrative History

The College of Family Living (1954-1981) was an instructional unit at Brigham Young University. It was intended to prepare students for homemaking, careers related to homemaking, and enrichment of family life.

The College of Family Living was formed out of the College of Applied Science in 1954. During its first year, it was administered by a director, Royden C. Braithwaite. Its subsequent Deans were Marion C. Pfund, Jack B. Trunnell, Virgina F. Cutler, and Blaine R. Porter. The college administered the following departments: Clothing and Textiles, Economics and Management of the Home, Food and Nutrition, Homemaking Education, Housing Design, Human Development and Family Relationships, Housing and Home Management, Family Life Education, Child Development and Family Relationships, Home Economics Education, Environmental Design, Family Economics and Home Management, Food Science and Nutrition, Interior Design, Family Studies, Interior Environment, and Family Resource Management.

Citation

BYU Organizational History Project website, via WWW, Aug. 20, 2014 (Brigham Young University. College of Family Living; operated 1954-1981; formed from College of Applied Science; prepared students for homemaking careers and family life; director Royden C. Braithwaite; deans Marion C. Pfund, Jack B. Trunnell, Virgina F. Cutler, and Blaine R. Porter; administered Clothing and Textiles, Economics and Management of the Home, Food and Nutrition, Homemaking Education, Housing Design, Human Development and Family Relationships, Housing and Home Management, Family Life Education, Child Development and Family Relationships, Home Economics Education, Environmental Design, Family Economics and Home Management, Food Science and Nutrition, Interior Design, Family Studies, Interior Environment, and Family Resource Management)

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Collection on home economics

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 384
Scope and Contents Collection includes articles and correspondence regarding home economics students who fed themselves for fifty cents a day.

College of Family, Home and Social Sciences administrative records, 1956-1978

 Series
Identifier: UA 661 Series 1
Scope and Contents note Administrative files, including reports, audits, addresses, articles, bibliographies, brochures, programs, form letters, memos, and other correspondence, meeting minutes, course materials, newsletters, genealogical source material, etc.

College of Family, Home and Social Sciences administrative records, 1969-1979

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 661 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents note Contains administrative files, including committee materials, education guidelines, correspondence, faculty statistics, graduation applications, faculty meeting minutes and papers, and Abraham O. Smoot Public Service Award nominations.

College of Family, Home and Social Sciences faculty files, 1952-1978

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 661 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note Contains fFaculty files, and three magnetic tapes from the Rocky Mountain Assembly (panel discussion and lecture tapes).

College of Family, Home and Social Sciences general files, 1961-1998

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 661 Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note Contains administrative files, including correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, and financial information.

College of Family, Home and Social Sciences records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 661
Abstract This collection was originally PM 5, part of the Printed Matter collection in the Archives. A vertical file of sorts, PM 5 was designated as static, and was processed as a permanent collection October 1992. In 1954, Ernest Wilkinson organized the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. In 1965, the College was divided, and the College of Social Sciences was organized. In 1980, a major reorganization combined several departments in the College of Social Sciences, and Family Living into the...

College of Family, Home and Social Sciences records addendum, 1952-1998

 Series
Identifier: UA 661 Series 2
Scope and Contents note This collection was originally PM 5, part of the Printed Matter collection in the Archives. A vertical file of sorts, PM 5 was designated as static, and was processed as a permanent collection October 1992. In 1954, Ernest Wilkinson organized the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. In 1965, the College was divided, and the College of Social Sciences was organized. In 1980, a major reorganization combined several departments in the College of Social Sciences, and Family Living into the...

College of Family Living administrative records, 1954-1990

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 309 Series 1
Scope and Contents Collection of registration, enrollment, financial, and employment records, talks, department outlines, agendas, self-evaluation records, and other administrative records for the College of Family Living, 1954-1990.

College of Family Living correspondence, 1954-1966

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 309 Series 4
Scope and Contents Collection of off-campus and departmental correspondence, 1954-1966.

College of Family Living historical records, 1955-1977

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 309 Series 5
Scope and Contents Materials collected by Virginia Poulson for use in compiling a history of the College of Family Living, 1985-1975. Also includes a bound copy of the "History of College of Family Living: Ladies Work Department to College of Family Living 1875-1975" prepared by Virginia B. Poulson and assisted by John F. Bluth.