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Brigham Young University. Department of Chemistry

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1920 - 1994

Administrative History

The Department of Chemistry (1920-1994) was an instructional unit at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Chemistry was established and made a department within the School of Arts and Sciences in 1920 when the Church Teachers College was split. In 1921 the department became part of the College of Arts and Sciences, and was later transferred to the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences in 1954. In 1973, the department was moved into the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. The department was disbanded in 1995 to form the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Department chairs included Charles E. Maw (1920-1945), Joseph K. Nicholes (1946-1956), H. Smith Broadbent (1955-1958), Keith P. Anderson (1958-1960); Albert D. Swenson (1960-1964); Loren C. Bryner (1964-1966); J. Rex Goates (1966-1968); K. LeRoi Nelson (1968-1972); Richard T. Hawkins (1973-1975); Eliot A. Butler (1975-1978); Nolan F. Mangelson (Acting Chair 1978-80, Chair 1980-1981); J. Bevan Ott (1981-1990); and Earl M. Woolley (1990-1994).

Citation:
Register to the records of the Department of Chemistry, 1971: t.p.

Email from the Dept., Jan. 16, 2002 (Dept. of Chemistry changed name to Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry in 1994)

BYU Organization Project website, via WWW, July 7, 2014 (Department of Chemistry; est. within the School of Arts and Sciences in 1920; 1921, department became part of College of Arts and Sciences; later transferred to the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences in 1954; 1973, department moved into College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences; disbanded in 1995, became Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; chairs included Charles E. Maw (1920-1945), Joseph K. Nicholes (1946-1956), H. Smith Broadbent (1955-1958), Keith P. Anderson (1958-1960); Albert D. Swenson (1960-1964); Loren C. Bryner (1964-1966); J. Rex Goates (1966-1968); K. LeRoi Nelson (1968-1972); Richard T. Hawkins (1973-1975); Eliot A. Butler (1975-1978); Nolan F. Mangelson (Acting Chair 1978-80, Chair 1980-1981); J. Bevan Ott (1981-1990); and Earl M. Woolley (1990-1994))

Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

Jim Hinkson laboratory notes

 File — Volume 1
Identifier: UA 14
Scope and Contents

Includes a lab book for chemistry class by Jim Hinkson, 1956-1957.

Dates: 1956-1957

Leo P. Vernon faculty papers, approximately 1950-1960

 Series
Identifier: UA 510 Series 8
Scope and Contents

Faculty papers of Leo P. Vernon, collected while working in the Department of Chemistry at Brigham Young University. Includes minutes, reports, application forms, and notes. Dated 1950 to 1960.

Dates: approximately 1950-1960

Oral history interview with Hugh W. Peterson

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 45
Scope and Contents

Interview by Leonard R. Grover with Hugh W. Peterson concerning his experiences at Brigham Young University, with the faculty, the chemistry department, and the administration. Also talks about his family, and his association with Geneva Steel, and his work with the Church Welfare Committee of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Includes transcript and sound recordings.

Dates: 1980

Oral history interview with Loren C. Bryner

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 62
Scope and Contents

Interview by Jay Beck with Loren Bryner concerning his schooling, employment at Brigham Young University and Kennecott, and his involvement in science organizations. Includes sound recordings and transcript.

Dates: 1980

Hugh Wickman Peterson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1975
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, an autobiography, examinations, memoranda, speeches, photographs, certificates, and memorabilia. The materials relate to Peterson's teaching career and his association with the Brigham Young University Chemistry Department. Also included is Peterson's PhD dissertation.

Dates: 1888-1980

Production Department records, 1933-1976

 Series
Identifier: UA 510 Series 7
Scope and Contents

Contains the records of the Production Department, consisting of groups of research obtained on various topics, mainly food production. Dated 1933 to 1976, though documents earlier than the late 1950s are gathered research in that time period and not documents produced by the Chemistry Department.

Dates: 1933-1976

Reed M. Izatt class notes and materials, 1947-2006

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5654 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains lecture notes, tests, and grading rubrics for quizzes, assignments, and tests related to the classes and lectures on chemistry and chemistry-related topics given by Izatt as a professor at Brigham Young University from 1947-2006.

Dates: 1947-2006

Reed M. Izatt notes on the history of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 1946-2007

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5654 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Materials document the history of the Brigham Young University Department of Chemistry. They include histories written by faculty, faculty remembrances, and graduate lists. Materials date from 1946 to 2007.

Dates: 1946-2007

Reed M. Izatt papers on the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 1961-2004

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5654 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Documents the history of the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Brigham Young University. Materials include memos, meeting minutes, Izatt's faculty portraits, and department reports related to the routine activities of both the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Chemistry from 1961-2004.

Dates: 1961-2004

Reed M. Izatt personal correspondence, 1953-2009

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5654 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Materials document Izatt's interactions with family, friends, and students. They include letters of recommendation, congratulations, condolences, and personal updates. Materials date from 1953 to 2009.

Dates: 1953-2009