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Brigham Young University. Department of Physical Education

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1920-1942

Administrative History

The Department of Physical Education (1920-1942) was an instructional unit at Brigham Young University. The department taught courses in athletics, hygiene, and recreation.

The first physical education class was implemented at Brigham Young Academy in 1887, though it was not until 1910 under the Church Teachers College that a Department of Physical Education was established. It was then placed in the School of Arts and Sciences in 1920. In 1921 the department remained with the College of Arts and Sciences, but in 1932 was transferred to the College of Education. In 1942, it was renamed and reorganized as the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.

Department chairs included Eugene L. Roberts (1920-1928), Charles J. Hart (1929), G. Ott Romney (1930-1936), and Charles J. Hart (1937-1942).

Citation

BYU Organization History Project, via WWW, July 10, 2020 (Department of Physical Education; est. 1920; first physical education class at Brigham Young Academy, 1887; implemented activity and recreation in lives of students; part of School of Arts and Sciences (1920-1921), College of Arts and Sciences (1921-1932), and College of Education (1932-1946); renamed and reorganized as Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 1946; chairs, Eugene L. Roberts (1920-1928), Charles J. Hart (1929), G. Ott Romney (1930-1936), and Charles J. Hart (1937-1942))

Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation department chair records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 561
Scope and Contents Contains Charles J. Hart's correspondence, resource and research material, genealogy information, Timp Hike files, and general department files. Charles J. Hart was chairman of the department from 1937-1962.
Dates: 1931-1971

Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation general correspondence and subject files, 1922-1971

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 561 Series 1
Scope and Contents note Administrative files, including correspondence, reports, programs, minutes, memos, requirements, statistics, student evaluations, clippings, inventories, pamphlets, and course materials.
Dates: 1922-1971

Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation resource and research material, 1951-1971

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 561 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Administrative files, including sample class materials, student papers, a history of BYU physical education programs and athletics, and various studeis in physical education.
Dates: 1951-1971

Department of Physical Education course outlines

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 398
Scope and Contents This collection contians course and lecture outlines, rules for various sports, and a summer session schedule for Dept. of Physical Education at Brigham Young University.
Dates: 1957-1958

Department of Physical Education records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1147
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes and reports dealing with the Department of Physical Education. Also included is information about the National Olympic Academy held at Brigham Young University in 1979.
Dates: 1962-1997

Department of Physical Education records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1361
Scope and Contents Brigham Young University Dept. of Physical Education records, 1955-1979 contains correspondence, alumni files J-P, files about graduate students, grade sheets, class rolls, and other student records.
Dates: 1955-1979

Department of Physical Education records on Y Stadium

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 266
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, lists of donors and ticket holders, and receipts for donations for the construction of the Brigham Young University football stadium (22 items).
Dates: 1923; 1928

Department of Recreation files on annual Timpanogos hike, 1912-1972

 Series
Identifier: UA 563 Series 1
Scope and Contents note General hike files.
Dates: Other: 1912-1972

Department of Recreation mementos of Timpanogos hike, 1922-1969

 Series
Identifier: UA 563 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Words to Campfire Songs (originals and transparencies), stories and legends, Summit Club badges and badge slips, slides of words to popular songs, printer's engraving blocks, Timp shelter building blueprints, guest register, etc.
Dates: Other: 1922-1969

Department of Recreation records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 563
Overview Includes correspondence, policy statements, brochures, attendance records, building plans, enrollment statistics, Immigration and Naturalization Services information, examinations, surveys, financial records, histories, and miscellaneous materials. Also includes information concerning BYU High School and the Elementary Training School.
Dates: 1912-1972