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Brigham Young University. Department of Animal Science

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1964-2001

Administrative History

The Department of Animal Science (1964-2001) was a department within the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences at Brigham Young Unviersity.

The Department of Animal Science was established in 1964 by the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences. This newly created department replaced the Department of Animal Husbandry. The department was administered by a department chair, under direction of the college dean. The department was associated with the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences (1964-1983) and the College of Biology and Agriculture (1983-2001). In 2001, the department became a part of the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Department chairs included: R. Phil Shumway (1964-1975), Merlin Myers (1975-1976), Leon E. Orme (1976-1984), Keith D. Hoopes (1984-1986), Max V. Wallentine (1986-1989), N. Paul Johnston (1989-1995), Richard N. Thwaits (1995-2000), and David Kooyman (2000-2001).

The Department of Animal Science included courses on principles of animal production, fundamentals of animal breeding, feeds and feeding, livestock and meat evaluation and selection, animal physiology and anatomy, animal hygiene, consumer and institutional meats, meat and meat products, meat processing methods, horse husbandry, beef cattle production, sheep production, swine production, elements of dairying, milk and milk processing, poultry production, reproductive physiology of domestic animals, animal nutrition, animal breeding, and management of ranch resources.

Citation

Brigham Young University organizational history project website, viewed Jul. 26, 2011 (Department of Animal Science; established in 1964 by the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences; replaced the Department of Animal Husbandry; administered by a department chair, under direction of the college dean; associated with the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences (1964-1983) and the College of Biology and Agriculture (1983-2001); became a part of the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, 2001; Department chairs included: R. Phil Shumway (1964-1975), Merlin Myers (1975-1976), Leon E. Orme (1976-1984), Keith D. Hoopes (1984-1986), Max V. Wallentine (1986-1989), N. Paul Johnston (1989-1995), Richard N. Thwaits (1995-2000), and David Kooyman (2000-2001); courses on principles of animal production, fundamentals of animal breeding, feeds and feeding, livestock and meat evaluation and selection, animal physiology and anatomy, animal hygiene, consumer and institutional meats, meat and meat products, meat processing methods, horse husbandry, beef cattle production, sheep production, swine production, elements of dairying, milk and milk processing, poultry production, reproductive physiology of domestic animals, animal nutrition, animal breeding, and management of ranch resources)

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Clawson Y. Cannon papers from Brigham Young University, 1957-1976

 Series — Carton: 4, Folder: 5-11
Identifier: MSS 7793 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence and papers generated during Cannon's professorship at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Some of the materials that are included in the series are the following: official publications, research notes, interdepartmental correspondence, Social Security certificates, financial records, minutes from meetings of the Dairy Committee Meeting, letters of recommendation, and a list of publications generated by Cannon himself. The papers were created between April 15, 1957,...
Dates: 1957-1976

College of Biology and Agriculture records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 702
Scope and Contents Contains records, minutes, publications, and other material from the College of Biology and Agriculture, the Benson Institute, and the departments of the College. Materials date from between 1917 and 1986, with the bulk from 1950 to 1975.
Dates: 1917-1986; Majority of material found within 1950-1975

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture slides, approximately 1980

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5580 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains slides from the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture documenting the agricultural programs at Brigham Young University. Dated approximately 1980.
Dates: approximately 1980

Department of Plant and Animal Sciences administrative records, 1989-2006

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5580 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, self-study reports, course syllabi, annual reports, faculty curriculum vitaes, and other administrative materials from the Departments of Animal Science, Agronomy and Horticulture, and Plant and Animal Sciences. Dated 1989 to 2006.
Dates: 1989-2006

Department of Plant and Animal Sciences histories and catalogs, 1987-2007

 Series — Carton: 1
Identifier: UA 5580 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains topical histories of agriculture and landscaping, departmental histories for the Departments of Animal Sciences, Agronomy and Horticulture, and Plant and Animal Sciences at Brigham Young University, as well as graduate and undergraduate catalogs. Dated 1987 to 2007.
Dates: 1987-2007

Department of Plant and Animal Sciences records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5580
Scope and Contents Collection contains department histories, self-study reports, graduate and undergraduate catalogs, course syllabi, annual reports, faculty files, photographic slides, and other administrative materials from the Department of Plant and Animal Sciences, dated approximately 1980 to 2007.
Dates: approximately 1980-2007

Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1342
Scope and Contents Contains the records of the Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences. Records consist of correspondence, reports, budget outlines/plans, meeting minutes, information on employees, and student scholarship information. Dates range from 1956 to 2010.
Dates: 1956-2010

Graduate Studies records on Department of Animal Science, 1995-2000

 Sub-Series — Carton: 16, Folder: 9
Identifier: UA 1141 Series 6 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Materials are related to graduate programs of the Department of Animal Science from 1995 to 2000. Materials include department reviews, reports, and proposals for the program.
Dates: 1995-2000

R. Phil Shumway papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1917
Scope and Contents Lecture notes, articles, examinations, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and diagrams. The materials relate to one of Shumway's animal science classes.
Dates: 1949-1988