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Brigham Young University. Graduate School

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1929-1986

Administrative History

The Graduate School (1929-1986) was to develop, coordinate and operate the graduate programs at Brigham Young University. The Graduate School also worked with coordinating and planning so that undergraduate and graduate level classes would be compatible for the university. The Graduate School was renamed Graduate Studies.

The Graduate School was established in 1929 to fulfill the need of education past the bachelor's degree. It operated under the guidance of a Dean. It also was under the guidance of a faculty-based council; the Council of the Graduate School (1946-1950), the General Committee of the Graduate School (1950-1957), and the Graduate Council (1957- ). The School also was under review of the President of the University. The following have served as Deans of the Graduate School: Christen Jensen (1929-1949), Asahel Woodruff (1949-1953), Christen Jensen (1953-1954), George Hansen (1954-57), A. Smith Pond (1957-1959), Wesley P. Lloyd (1960-1970), Chauncey C. Riddle (1970-1980). In 1986, the collection of graduate programs was renamed Graduate Studies. The Graduate School served as the central administrative body for the graduate programs at Brigham Young University. It officiated admissions, graduation, and acted as a liaison between the departments, students, and University. The programs within the School offered degrees at the Masters and Doctoral level. The School, Council, and University president worked together to establish graduation requirements, curriculum guidelines, and admissions standards.

The Graduate School operated directly under a Dean. In addition to the Dean, the school also was under the administration of a faculty-based council, as well as the review of the University president.

Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:

Graduate Council minutes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 875
Scope and Contents Contains copies of the Graduate Council minutes, 1946-1973; Graduate School report, August 1962; and Graduate School procedures manual, September 1972.

Graduate School administrative records, 1972-1981

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1141 Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials focus on the administration of the Graduate School from 1972 to 1981. Materials include minutes of meetings, correspondence of the Graduate School administration, the curriculum, and committee minutes. The focus of the Administration was the coordination of the Graduate programs and the financial situation of the Graduate programs. Personal files from Dean Chauncey C. Riddle (1970-1980) are also included.

Graduate School history and mission records

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 296
Scope and Contents Contains a brief history by Christen Jensen, and two papers describing the administrative responsibilities and mission of the Graduate School.

Graduate School internship and research records, 1956-1976

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1352 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains materials pertaining to internships and research related to the Graduate School. The materials include reports, dissertations, and notes.

Graduate School meeting minutes

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 739
Scope and Contents Contains meetings of the Graduate Faculty, Graduate Council, President's monthly meeting, and with vice-presidents' Earl Crockett and Robert K. Thomas.

Graduate School office records, 1960-1981

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1352 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains materials pertaining to the activities of the Graduate School. The materials include correspondence, reports, manuals, awards, memorandums, and articles.

Graduate School records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1352
Abstract The collection contains materials from the Graduate School that pertain to internships and research. The materials include correspondence, reports, dissertations, notes, awards, and memorandums from 1956 to 1981.

Graduate School records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1101
Scope and Contents Collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, committee assignments, information on graduate programs, information supporting a review of graduate programs, and other files documenting the history of the Graduate School from 1954 to 1993.

Graduate School records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 118
Overview Collection includes correspondence to and from Deans Christen Jensen (1953-1954), George H. Hansen (1954-1957), and A. Smith Pond (1957-1959) concerning the graduate programs, policies and requirements for admittance. Also includes memorandums concerning graduate awards, nominations for honorary degrees and the religious influence and standards of Brigham Young University.

Graduate School records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1199
Scope and Contents Consists solely of Graduate Council meeting minutes from 1983-1986.