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Department of Visual Arts records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5532

Scope and Contents

Contains award information and donation financial records from the Brigham Young University Department of Visual Arts, as well as exhibit slides, brochures, outlines, drawings, correspondence, and other materials concerning student and faculty fine arts exhibitions, galleries, and other exhibition records. Materials date from between 1955 and 2010.

Dates

  • 1955-2010

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 the Department of Visual Arts 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 Visual Arts (1996- ) is a department in the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Visual Arts was established as a part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications in 1996 with the merging of the Department of Art and the Department of Design. The Department Chairs are: Michael D. Day (1996-1998), Mark J. Johnson (1998-2004), John W. Telford (2004-2006), and Linda Sullivan (2006- ).

The Department of Visual Arts was established to prepare competent professionals in various fields of plastic and graphic arts, to prepare qualified designers in problem solving of two- and three-dimensional application, to train historians who can critically appraise works of art, to prepare art educators to teach visual arts at various levels, and to help individuals develop their aesthetic sense.

Administrative History

The Department of Art (1920-1973) was a department under the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University. The department was responsible for academic instruction in the areas of drawing, painting, design, vocational crafts, and home planning.

The Department of Art was established in 1920 as part of the newly founded School of Arts and Sciences. It later belonged to the College of Arts and Sciences (1921-1925), the College of Fine Arts (1925-1963), and the College of Fine Arts and Communications (1963- ). Department chairs included Elbert H. Eastmond (1920-1936), Bent F. Larsen (1937-1954), J. Roman Andrus (1960-1961), Richard L. Gunn (1962-1965), Glen A. Turner (1966-1969), Floyd E. Breinholt (1970-1971), and W. Douglas Stout (1972-1973).

Administrative History

The Department of Art and Design (1973-1981) was a department in the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Art and Design was established in 1973 and was part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications. Those who served as Department Chairmen were: Douglas Stout (1973-1977) and Robert L. Marshall (1977-1981). In 1981 the department was split into two separate departments; namely, the Department of Art and the Department of Design.

A degree with emphasis on a professional specialty was offered to students to prepare them for a career in one of the disciplines of the arts. The Dept. of Art and Design offered four degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts.

Administrative History

The Department of Design (1981-1996) was a department in the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Design was established in 1981 and was part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications. Previously the curriculum for design was in the Department of Art and Design and the Department of Interior Environment. In 1996 the department merged with the Department of Art to form the new Department of Visual Arts. Department Chairmen for Design included Michael C. Graves (1981-1982), W. Douglas Stout (1982-1987, 1989-1992), John W. Sipherd (1987-1989), and Robert T. Barrett (1992-1996).

The Department of Design included students who were pursing the following degrees: Design (B.A.); Environmental Design (BFA); Interior Design (BFA); Industrial Design (BFA); Graphic Design (BFA); Illustration (BFA); Exhibit Design (BFA); and Crafts Design (BFA).

Administrative History

The Department of Art (1981-1996) was a department within the College of FIne Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Art became a part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications in 1981. The department was previously named the Department of Art and Design. In 1996 the department merged with the Department of Design to form the new Department of Visual Arts. Department chairmen for Art included Robert L. Marshall (1981-1982; 1988-1995), Franz Johansen (1982-1985), Sherron D. Hill (1985-1988), and Michael D. Day (1995-1997).

The Department of Art served two main purposes: (a) the preparation of creative leaders in the various fields of the plastic and graphic arts and (b) the building of an appreciative audience for these arts.

Extent

18 cartons (18 linear ft.)

Language

English

Arrangement

Arranged into 4 series: 1. Department of Visual Arts awards and donation records, 1986-2005. 2. Department of Art exhibit slides, 1955-1995. 3. Department of Visual Arts exhibit records, 1988-2005. 4. Department of Visual Arts faculty histories, 1959-2010.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in March 2010.

Transferred from Records Management in July 2011.

Transferred from Records Management in December 2012.

Transferred from Records Management in May 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; March 2010.

Transferred; Records Management; July 2011.

Transferred; Records Management; December 2012.

Transferred; Records Management; May 2013.

Appraisal

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

Processing Information

Processed; Kayla Quinney; April 2010.

Processed; Elizabeth West; July 2011.

Processed; Joseph Wiest; December 2012.

Processed; Joseph Wiest; May 2013.
Title
Register of the Department of Visual Arts records
Status
In Progress
Author
Kayla Quinney
Date
2010 April 27
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