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School of Library and Information Sciences records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1105
Contains records and information from the School of Library and Information Sciences. The materials include correspondences, minutes, reports, filmstrips, newsletters, posters, and awards. The materials pertain to faculty, students, and organizations associated with the department. Dated 1954-1993.

Dates

  • 1954-1993

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 50 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy. Requests to access restricted materials in the University Archives should be submitted to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from School of Library and Information Sciences records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

1 oversize box (1 linear ft.)

15 oversize folders (8 linear ft.)

1 carton (1 linear ft.)

58 boxes (29 linear ft.)

Administrative History

The Graduate Department of Library and Information Sciences (1968-1975) was a department in the Brigham Young University Graduate School.

The Graduate Department of Library and Information Sciences was established in 1968 under the College of Education. The department prepared students for entry work in library science, and offered a variety of courses which allowed specialization in certain fields, including public, academic, school, scientific and technical librarianship; genealogical research; and information science. In 1975, the department became a separate college: the School of Library and Information Science.
Administrative History The Department of Library Science (1953-1955) was a department in the College of Education.

The Department of Library Science was established in 1953 under the College of Education. Courses in basic library work and book care were taught to students, and library science for teachers and adminstrators. The department was abolished in 1955 and became a program in the College of Education.
Administrative History The School of Library and Information Sciences (1976-1993) was a graduate program at Brigham Young University.

The School of Library and Information Sciences was established by Brigham Young University in 1976. Organized with the intent to better train librarians for the university, the school educated students so that they could use their abilities for better efficiency areas such as learning resource centers, instructional media centers, libraries, and information centers. In 1993, the school was closed by the university.

Arrangement

Arranged into eleven series: 1. School of Library and Information Sciences department records, 1968-1991. 2. School of Library and Information Sciences faculty files, 1960-1993. 3. School of Library and Information Sciences course materials, 1975-1993. 4. School of Library and Information Sciences materials on the Graduate Association of Library and Information Sciences, 1954-1993. 5. School of Library and Information Sciences department reports, 1957-1992. 6. School of Library and Information Sciences collection of Maurice P. Marchant papers, 1962-1993. 7. School of Library and Information Sciences collection of Dorothy M. Shields papers, 1975-1993. 8. School of Library and Information Sciences collection of Nathan M. Smith papers, 1975-1990. 9. School of Library and Information Sciences department event records, 1974-1992. 10. School of Library and Information Sciences audio-visual materials, approximately 1954-1993. 11. School of Library and Information Sciences cartoon posters, approximately 1975-1993.

The materials have been left in the original order in which they were found. This order appears to be grouped into like subject with the correspondence in chronological order.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in the repository.
Other Finding Aids File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1105.xml

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in May 2004.

Transferred from Records Management in May 2009.

Transferred from Records Management in November 2009.

Found in University Archives in December 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; May 2004.

Transferred; Records Management; May 2009.

Transferred; Records Management; November 2009.

Found; University Archives; December 2014.

Appraisal

Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Katie Schmidt and Bradley J. Gibb; July 2004.

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; May 2009.

Processed; Kayla Quinney; January 2010.

Processed; Erin Owens; January 2015.
Title
Register of School of Library and Information Sciences records
Status
completed
Author
Kayla Quinney
Date
2010
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2013 November 4; 2015 January 6: Revised for DACS compliance by Sarah Flinders; November 4, 2013. Addendum added; Erin Owens; January 2015.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States