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Department of History records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1113

Scope and Contents

Collection contains meeting minutes, correspondence, budgets, faculty files, oral histories, historical files, and proposals related to the department. Includes information on faculty-student relations, faculty tenure and advancement, the history of the department, and departmental goals. Also includes biographical research on the life of J. Reuben Clark. Materials date from between 1960 and 1991.

Dates

  • 1960-1991

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 Department of History 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 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- ).

Extent

28 boxes (14 linear ft.)

Language

English

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1113.xml

Custodial History

Transfer from Records Management, July 2004.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; 2004.

Appraisal

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

Related Materials

See also the Department of History records (UA 680).
Title
Register of Department of History records
Status
Completed
Author
Garrett Schroath
Date
2011 November 2
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