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Brigham Young University. College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1954-1983

Administrative History

The College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences (1954-1983) was created under Brigham Young University and divided into two divisions one to instruct students in fields of biology and another to instruct in fields pertaining to agriculture.

The College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences, previously the College of Applied Science, was established within Brigham Young University in 1954 and continued in operation under its name until it was established as the College of Biology and Agriculture in 1983. Between 1954 and 1983 the deans and acting deans of the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences were as follows: Clarence Cottam (1954-1955), Raymond B. Farnsworth (1955-1959), Merrill J. Hallam (1959-1960 acting dean; 1960-1961 dean), Rudger H. Walker (1961-70), A. Lester Allen (1970-1982), and Bruce Nephi Smith (1982-1983).

The College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences was the administering body for the following departments: Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Bacteriology, Botany, Horticulture and Horticultural Specialties, Industrial Arts and Drawing, Zoology and Entomology, Agricultural Economics, Animal Science, Horticulture, Agronomy and Horticulture, Microbiology, Biological and Agricultural Education, Botany and Range Science, Zoology, Food Science and Nutrition, and Range Science. The college was administered by a dean under the direction of the president of the university.

Citation

BYU Organizational History Project, April 10, 2013 (Brigham Young University College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences (1954-1983); two divisions; fields of biology and agriculture; previously the College of Applied Science; renamed the College of Biology and Agriculture; acting deans of the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences were Clarence Cottam (1954-1955), Raymond B. Farnsworth (1955-1959), Merrill J. Hallam (1959-1960 acting dean; 1960-1961 dean), Rudger H. Walker (1961-70), A. Lester Allen (1970-1982), and Bruce Nephi Smith (1982-1983); administering body for the departments of Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Bacteriology, Botany, Horticulture and Horticultural Specialties, Industrial Arts and Drawing, Zoology and Entomology, Agricultural Economics, Animal Science, Horticulture, Agronomy and Horticulture, Microbiology, Biological and Agricultural Education, Botany and Range Science, Zoology, Food Science and Nutrition, and Range Science; administered by a dean under the direction of the president of the university).

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

College of Biology and Agriculture annual reports

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 729
Scope and Contents Includes annual reports 1982-1990; special report of 1988; reports on scholarly/research productivity 1990-1994.
Dates: 1982-1994

College of Biology and Agriculture photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 823
Scope and Contents Collection includes photographs of the deans, faculty, classes, facilities, and groups of the College of Biology and Agriculture as well as its predecessors, the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences and the College of Applied Sciences. Dated approximately 1885-2005.
Dates: approximately 1885-2005

College of Life Sciences dean records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1337
Scope and Contents Contains information tied to the College of Life Sciences. Included are curriculum papers and department correspondence concerning curriculum requests and changes. Also included are self-study documents, meeting minutes, and general correspondence. Also contained are administrative materials which contain Professional Developmental Committee and National Advisory Board files, annual reports, and academic statistics from various departments. Dates range from 1971 to 2007.
Dates: 1971-2007