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Department of Zoology records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1195

Scope and Contents

Materials include minutes, awards, correspondence, reports, and course information pertaining to the faculty, courses, and administrative functions of the Department of Zoology. Dated 1959-2001.

Dates

  • 1959-2001

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Administrative History

The Department of Zoology and Entomology (1925-1972) was a department at Brigham Young University which focused on various branches of biological sciences.

The Department of Zoology and Entomology was established and placed in the College of Arts and Sciences when the Department of Biology was abolished in 1925. In 1972 it was renamed the Department of Zoology. Department chairmen were Vasco M. Tanner (1927-1957), C. Lynn Hayward (1958-1961), D. Elden Beck (1962-1965), A. Lester Allen (1966-1970).

The Department of Zoology and Entomology was responsible for teaching courses in zoology and entomology. The courses included: zoology, hygiene and sanitation, entomology, heredity and eugenics, invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology, insect morphology and classification, human physiology, practical lecture on health, and graduate courses in advanced undergraduate courses. By 1954 the department also taught courses in: anatomy, genetics, mammalogy, ornithology, ichthyology, herpetology, and parasitology.

The Department of Zoology and Entomology was a department with in the College of Arts and Sciences. In 1954 the department was placed under the direction of the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences until 1972.

Administrative History

The Department of Zoology (1972-2002) was a department at Brigham Young University which focused on a wide range of biological sciences.

The Department of Zoology was established by the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences in 1972. When the college was renamed the College of Biology and Agriculture in 1983 the department remained until it was disbanded in 2002. Department chairmen included Joseph R. Murphy (1972-1975), Clive D. Jorgensen (1975-1981), Ferron L. Andersen (1981-1983), Richard W. Heninger (1983-1989), H. Duane Smith (1989- 1995), Richard R. Tolman (1995- 1999), and John D. Bell (1999-2002).

The Department of Zoology included courses on human biology, preview of optometry, preview into dentistry, environmental biology, human anatomy, human physiology, human heredity and reproduction, marine biology, medical parasitology, veterinary parasitology, field entomology, bioethics, preview into medicine, natural history of wildlife, ecology, sociobiology, insect ecology laboratory, freshwater biology, comparative vertebrate anatomy, genetics and molecular biology, cellular and developmental biology, development of marine animals, disease of fish, aquaculture, insect morphology, insect physiology, insect classification, ichthyology, herpetology, ornithology, mammalogy, wildlife and fishery management techniques, fishery biology, principles of physiology, physiology and drug mechanisms, evolutionary science, human genetics, human embryology, economic entomology, medical entomology, comparative toxicology, aquatic entomology, immature insects, advanced topics in zoology, and endocrinology.

The department was administered by a department chairman, under the direction of the college dean. The college was associated with two colleges during its history including the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences (1972-1983) and the College of Biology and Agriculture (1983-2002).

Extent

6 boxes (3 linear ft.)

2 cartons (2 linear ft.)

Language

English

Arrangement

Arranged into three series: 1. Department of Zoology minutes, 1960-1978. 2. Department of Zoology awards, 1984-1999. 3. Department of Zoology academic and faculty materials, 1959-2001.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

Box-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1195.xml

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in June 2005 and in March 2010.

Transferred from the Elden Beck Papers.

Transferred from Records Management in May 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; June 2005.

Transferred; Records Management; March 2010.

Transferred; Elden Beck Papers.

Transferred; Records Management; May 2013.

Appraisal

Part of University Archives; college records (University Archives collecting policy February 2010).

General

This collection was previously titled Department of Physiology and Developmental Biology. There is a newer collection containing materials pertaining only to the Department of Physiology and Developmental Biolgy, its call number is UA 5640.

Processing Information

Processed; Amanda Jo Lindell; June 2005.

Processed; Elizabeth West; January 2008.

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; June 2009 and April 2010.

Processed; Joseph Wiest; May 2013.
Title
Register of Department of Zoology records
Status
In Progress
Author
Matthew Leavitt
Date
2010 April 20
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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