Brigham Young University. Department of Physical Education
- Existence: 1920 - 1942
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:
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.
Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation general correspondence and subject files, 1922-1971
Administrative files, including correspondence, reports, programs, minutes, memos, requirements, statistics, student evaluations, clippings, inventories, pamphlets, and course materials.
Administrative files, including sample class materials, student papers, a history of BYU physical education programs and athletics, and various studeis in physical education.
Contains course and lecture outlines, rules for various sports, and a summer session schedule for the Department of Physical Education at Brigham Young University. 16 items.
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.
Brigham Young University Department of Physical Education records, 1955-1979 contains correspondence, alumni files J-P, files about graduate students, grade sheets, class rolls, and other student records.
Contains correspondence, lists of donors and ticket holders, and receipts for donations for the construction of the Brigham Young University football stadium (22 items).
General hike files.
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.