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Department of History records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 577
Contains department chair records, student and instructor papers, exams and notes. Materials date from between 1947 and 1973.

Dates

  • 1947-1973

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 History records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

8 boxes (4 linear ft.)

Administrative History

The Department of History is an instructional unit at Brigham Young University.

The Department of History was established in 1921 as part of the College of Arts and Sciences, and was later transferred to College of Humanities and Social Sciences (1954), the College of Social Sciences (1965), and College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences (1981). It is responsible for providing instruction in history, including American and world history topics. Department chairs have included Christen Jensen (1921-1923, 1929-1948), William Snow (1924-1928), Russel B. Swensen (1949-1955), Richard D. Poll (1955-1958), Eugene E. Campbell (1958-1959, 1960-1968), De Lamar Jensen (1968-1973), Ted J. Warner (1973-1982), James B. Allen (1982-1987), Paul B. Pixton (1987-1994), Kendall W. Brown (1994-2000), Frank W. Fox (2000-2003), Neil L. York (2003-2006), Arnold H. Green (2006-2008), Shawn W. Miller (2008-2010), and Donald Harreld (2010- ).

Arrangement

Arranged in nine series: 1. Chair correspondence. 2. Chair records. 3. George M. Addy history exams and class notes. 4. R. Kent Fielding class instructor papers. 5. Sample tests. 6. Chair records. 7. Chair records. 8. George M. Addy lecture notes. 9. Chair records.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.
Other Finding Aids File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA577.xml

Custodial History

Transferred by the History Department.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; History Department.

Appraisal

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

Processing Information

Processed; James Cloward.
Title
Register of the Department of History records
Status
completed
Author
James Cloward
Date
2004
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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