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Brigham Young University. College of Arts and Sciences

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1921-1954

Administrative History

The College of Arts and Sciences (1921-1954) administered over various liberal education departments at Brigham Young University.

The College of Arts and Sciences, previously known as the School of Arts and Sciences, was established in 1921 to provide a broad liberal education for students. The college also provided specialized studies in engineering, medicine, law, religion, politics, and social leadership. In 1925, some of its departments were transferred into the newly-established College of Fine Arts. The College of Arts and Sciences continued to operate until 1954 when it split into three separate colleges: the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences, and the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences. Between 1921 and 1954 the deans of the college were Martin P. Henderson, Carl F. Eyring, and George H. Hansen.

Citation

BYU Organizational History Project website, via WWW, May 4, 2012: College of Arts and Sciences (liberal education departments, 1921-1954, previously School of Arts and Sciences, specialized studies engineering, medicine, law, religion, politics, social leadership, 1925 departments transferred to College Fine Arts, 1954 split into College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences, and the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences, deans Martin P. Hendersen, Carl F. Eyring, George H. Hansen)

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Brigham Young University salaries records

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 258
Scope and Contents Collection includes summary of regular annual salaries of professors, associate professors and instructors.

Carl F. Eyring papers

 Collection — Volume: 1
Identifier: UA 106
Scope and Contents This collection includes a holograph draft of a thesis concerning electric waves, written by Carl F. Eyring while attending Brigham Young University.

Department of Communications building project records, 1920-1999

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1215 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Contains records related to the building projects of the Department of Communications, including brochures of funding information, funding proposals, and budgeting. Also contains pictures of project models and correspondence regarding the projects. Includes records about the planned Gordon B. Hinckley Communications Center, including a floor plan and details about conceptual design, as well as records on the Eagle Gate plaza and office towers and the Harris Fine Arts Center, 1920-1999.

Department of Communications faculty records, 1953-1973

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1215 Series 7
Scope and Contents note Contains faculty files from the Department of Communications, including correspondence and lists of publications. Also contains curriculum vita as well as evaluations and employment recommendation records, 1953-1973.

Department of Communications records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1215
Overview A collection of American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) records; records concerning the building of a new communications building; meeting minutes; general Department of Communications records, such as scholarship information, ASJSA Roundtable information, and department information; materials used for communications classes; correspondence; and faculty data sheets.

Department of Communications records, 1938-1998

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1215 Series 4
Scope and Contents note Contains various records relating to the Department of Communications, including press handouts and news clippings from the Washington Post, Denver Post, and Daily Universe. Also contains various publications, including Comm World, a journal published by the Department of Communications at Brigham Young University. Includes various records relating to the general management of the department, including records on accreditation, enrollment, and employment. Also includes self-studies,...

Department of Communications records on American Society of Newspaper Editors, 1920-1995

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1215 Series 1
Scope and Contents note Contains revision drafts of "Gods Within the Machine: A History of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, 1923-1993," a study written by Brigham Young University communications professor Paul A. Pratte. Also contains related research records, including minutes, correspondence, the organization's bulletin, journal articles, and presidents' speeches and records, 1920-1995.

Carl F. Eyring papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 507
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence concerning research projects, annual department budgets, personal opinions as to the future of BYU. Also includes records of a farewell reception and address given in behalf of President and Mrs. Howard S. McDonald, 1943-1950.

Carl F. Eyring physics gradebook

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 176
Scope and Contents This collection includes lists, names, final test scores, student grades, and the curve used to determine the grades.