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Brigham Young University. Department of Family and Local History Studies

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1978 - 1985

Biography

The Department of Family and Local History Studies was a research and teaching institute at Brigham Young University. It was formed in 1978 from the Institute of Genealogical Research in the College of Social Sciences. The department taught classes on genealogical research and prepared students to conduct family history work. In 1985, it became the Center for Family and Community History.

Citation:
Family history & genealogical research syllabus, 1979, c1980 (a.e.) t.p. (Brigham Young University, Department of Family and Local History Studies)

Daily Universe, December 5, 1986, p. 5 (Dr. G. Wesley Johnson, director of the Center for Family and Community History)

Daily Universe, August 10, 1978 (Ben Bloxham, Director of Family and Local History Studies)

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Center for Family & Community History records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1191
Scope and Contents Contains administrative records such as letters, agendas, minutes, reports, and financial, event, and publishing records, particularly dealing with the opening of the Center for Family & Community History and development of family history curriculum and related university events; and documenting the activities of G. Wesley Johnson, who was instrumental in building and then directing the Center. Also contains project records from the Center for Family & Community History and its...
Dates: 1866-1991; Majority of material found within 1960-1991

Center for Family & Community History scrapbooks, 1980-1990

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1191 Series 7
Scope and Contents

Contains a scrapbook on the Center for Family & Community History. Includes clippings, fliers, schedules, brochures, and programs. Dated 1980 to 1990.

Dates: 1980-1990

Department of Family and Local History Studies records

 Collection
Identifier: UA5363A
Scope and Contents

Contains oral histories on audiocassette related to the migration from members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as records on the operations of the Department of Family and Local History Studies. Materials date from between 1982 and 1988.

Dates: 1982-1988