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Brigham Young University. College of Humanities

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1965-

Administrative History

The College of Humanities (1965- ) functions to provide a liberal education for students at Brigham Young University as well as opportunities for pedagogical preparation.

The College of Humanities was created in 1965, through a division of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The college consisted of four areas: the Department of English, the Department of Languages, a small inter-departmental program in humanities, and another inter-departmental program in Latin American Studies. In addition to providing degrees in the humanitites, the college prepares leaders and teachers in these subjects, initially emphasizing the study of languages, both English and foreign, and on the cultures and achievements in art and thought of the people who use these languages.

The College of Fine Arts and Communications has been the administering body for the following departments and schools: English, Humanities, Languages, Latin-American Studies, Linguistics, Classical and Asian Languages, French and Italian, Germanic and Slavic Languages, Spanish and Portuguese, Asian and Slavic Languages, Classical, Biblical, and Middle Eastern Languages. Germanic Languages, Humanities and Comparative Literature, American Studies, Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature, Linguistics and Special Languages, Mexican American Studies, Philosophy, Asian Studies, Asian and Near Eastern Languages, Germanic and Slavic Languages, Linguistics, French and Italian Languages, Spanish and Portuguese Languages, and Linguistics and English Language. The college is administered by a dean under the direction of the university president.

College deans have included Bruce B. Clark (1966-1982), Richard H. Cracroft (1982-1987), Todd A. Britsch (1987-1991), Marry Anne Rich (1992-1993), Randall L. Jones (1993-1998), Van C. Gessel (1998-1999), John R. Rosenberg (2006-2015), and J. Scott Miller (2015- ).

Citation

BYU Organizational History, via WWW May 10, 2012: College of Humanities (1965-, liberal education, pedagogical preparation, division of College of Humanities and Social Sciences, four areas: the Department of English, the Department of Languages, a small inter-departmental program in humanities, and another inter-departmental program in Latin American Studies, degrees, leaders and teachers, language study, cultures and achievements, administers over English, Humanities, Languages, Latin-American Studies, Linguistics, Classical and Asian Languages, French and Italian, Germanic and Slavic Languages, Spanish and Portuguese, Asian and Slavic Languages, Classical, Biblical, and Middle Eastern Languages. Germanic Languages, Humanities and Comparative Literature, American Studies, Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature, Linguistics and Special Languages, Mexican American Studies, Philosophy, Asian Studies, Asian and Near Eastern Languages, Germanic and Slavic Languages, Linguistics, French and Italian Languages, Spanish and Portuguese Languages, and Linguistics and English Language, deans Bruce B. Clark (1966-1982), Richard H. Cracroft (1982-1987), Todd A. Britsch (1987-1991), Marry Anne Rich (1992-1993), Randall L. Jones (1993-1998), Van C. Gessel (1998-1999), John R. Rosenberg (2006-2015))

LinkedIn, via WWW, September 4, 2020 (J. Scott Miller; dean, College of Humanities, 2015- )

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Brigham Young University vice-presidential records on colleges, 1982-1987

 Sub-Series — Box: 9, Folder: 1-10
Identifier: UA 679 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, internal audits, research reviews, advancement and admission procedures, and other information for colleges of the university, including the Biology and Agriculture, Education, Engineering and Technology, Family, Home and Social Sciences, Fine Arts and Communications, and Humanities. Also includes college audits and information on university buildings, 1982-1987.

College of Humanities administrative records, 1991-2006

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5390 Series 1
Scope and Contents note Contains reports, minutes, correspondence from the college dated 1991 to 2006. The materials pertain to the College Administrative Council meetings and retreats, Joseph F. Smith Building information, commencement, and faculty materials. Also contains materials related to area and foreign language studies, graduate studies, and stewardship evaluations, 1991-2006.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences correspondence, 1960-1962

 Series
Identifier: UA 464 Series 1
Scope and Contents note General correspondence, memos to department chairmen, correspondence with specific University officers, admissions and records correspondence, and communication with the Dean of students, the College of Education, general colleges and graduate schools, and staff policies and procedures. Dates range from 1960 to 1962.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences correspondence, 1954-1963

 Series
Identifier: UA 464 Series 3
Scope and Contents note Unlisted items, and correspondence with Dean Bradford, and Presidents Berrett, Edwards, Taylor, and Wilkinson.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences data processing reports, 1955-1965

 Series
Identifier: UA 464 Series 6
Scope and Contents note GPA surveys (university as a whole, by college, etc.), enrollment summaries and records, data processing sheets, and GPA semester summaries.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences faculty files, circa 1918-1962

 Series
Identifier: UA 464 Series 7
Scope and Contents note Personnel files on each individual qualifying faculty member. Includes information on new members, rehires, and part-time faculty.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences subject files, 1928-1962

 Series
Identifier: UA 464 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Class rolls, faculty load reports, budgets, staff of various departments, faculty evaluations, meeting minutes, inventories, payroll and treasury, etc.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences subject files, 1954-1962

 Series
Identifier: UA 464 Series 4
Scope and Contents note Department files, faculty files (part-time, prospective, etc.) and evaluations, catalogs, curriculum files, personnel lists, education requirements, budgets, accreditation, department reports, individual faculty files, graduate assistants, faculty teaching loads by quarter, summary of class rolls, etc.

College of Humanities dean records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1123
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, department files, administrative files, meeting minutes, reports and other materials that document the functioning of the Dean's Office of the College of Humanities.

College of Humanities dean records, 1991-1997

 Series — Carton: 5
Identifier: UA 5390 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Includes correspondence, reports, and department files from the tenure of Dean Randall L. Jones. The materials pertain to department and committee meetings, 1991-1997.