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Brigham Young University. Department of History

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1921-

Administrative History

The Department of History (1921-) is an instructional unit at Brigham Young University.

The Department of History was established in 1921 as part of the College of Arts and Sciences, and was later transferred to College of Humanities and Social Sciences (1954), the College of Social Sciences (1965), and College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences (1981). It is responsible for providing instruction in history, including American and world history topics. Department chairs have included Christen Jensen (1921-1923, 1929-1948), William Snow (1924-1928), Russel B. Swensen (1949-1955), Richard D. Poll (1955-1958), Eugene E. Campbell (1958-1959, 1960-1968), De Lamar Jensen (1968-1973), Ted J. Warner (1973-1982), James B. Allen (1982-1987), Paul B. Pixton (1987-1994), Kendall W. Brown (1994-2000), Frank W. Fox (2000-2003), Neil L. York (2003-2006), Arnold H. Green (2006-2008), Shawn W. Miller (2008-2010), and Donald Harreld (2010- ).

Citation

Gustive O. Larson papers, 1921-1978

Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, June 27, 2007 (Department of History)

Brigham Young University Web site, viewed June 27, 2007 (Department of History; History Department)

BYU Organizational History, via WWW, Oct. 29, 2013: Dept. of History (est. 1921 in College of Arts and Sciences; later transferred to College of Humanities and Social Sciences (1954), the College of Social Sciences (1965), and College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences (1981); provides instruction in history, including American and world history topics; department chairs have included: Christen Jensen (1921-1923, 1929-1948), William Snow (1924-1928), Russel B. Swensen (1949-1955), Richard D. Poll (1955-1958), Eugene E. Campbell (1958-1959, 1960-1968), De Lamar Jensen (1968-1973), Ted J. Warner (1973-1982), James B. Allen (1982-1987), Paul B. Pixton (1987-1994), Kendall W. Brown (1994-2000), Frank W. Fox (2000-2003), Neil L. York (2003-2006), Arnold H. Green (2006-2008), Shawn W. Miller (2008-2010), and Donald Harreld (2010- ))

Found in 117 Collections and/or Records:

Thomas G. Alexander papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1970
Scope and Contents Contains the professional and personal papers of Thomas G. Alexander, dated 1954 to 2009. The professional papers include correspondence, reports, minutes, articles, awards, manuscript drafts, newspaper articles, posters, photographs, questionnaires, outlines, and audiocassettes. These materials pertain to research, students, committees, professional organizations, and courses taught by Dr. Alexander. The personal papers pertain to the U.S. Army and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

James B. Allen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2183
Abstract The collection of professional papers of James B. Allen, includes drafts and research files for various books, correspondence, class lecture notes and other papers. Manuscripts include those for The Story of The Latter-day Saints, The Company Town in the American West, Men with a Mission and Hearts Turned to the Fathers.

American Heritage lecture tapes

 Collection — Carton: 1
Identifier: UA 1380
Scope and Contents Contains audio tapes of American Heritage/Social Science 100 lectures from Fall 1979, Winter 1980, and Fall 1981.

Blair Holmes correspondence, 1957-2016

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3248 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains 13 bound volumes of correspondence regarding, or addressed to, Holmes. All correspondence is bound, transcribed, photocopied or otherwise prepared by Holmes. Dated 1957-2012, 2013-2016.

Blair Holmes journals, 1960-2016

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3248 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains fifty-six bound journals and missionary journals of Holmes that document his life experiences, which include his mission and family life. Dated 1960-2016.

Blair Holmes professional papers, 1972-1987

 Series
Identifier: MSS 3248 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains Holmes' dissertation, a collection of twenty-eight oral histories performed by History 200 students, and news and histories pertaining to Idaho. Dated 1972-1987.

Brigham Young University programs and faculty directories, approximately 1964-1992

 Series — Carton: 32
Identifier: MSS 2183 Series 8
Scope and Contents note Series contains Brigham Young University programs and faculty directories collected by James B. Allen, circa 1964-1992.

R. Lanier Britsch papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 959
Abstract This collection includes resumes, letters of recommendation, and correspondence while at the university as well as grades, old class rolls, reading lists, and other class material. Education Week and Kennedy Center records are included. He has included his dissertation, drafts of other writings, and faculty addresses.

Eugene E. Campbell papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2012
Scope and Contents This is a collection of the personal papers of Eugene Campbell (1915-1986). It includes correspondence, research notes, school works, photographs, and rough drafts of publications.

College of Family, Home, and Social Science audio-visual materials, 1980-1995

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 940 Series 3 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Collection of audio-visual materials from departments within in the College of Family, Home, and Social Science, including history films concerning World War II. Dated 1980-1995.