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Department of Biology records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5633

Scope and Contents

Contains records of various examinations, lecture notes, scholarships, evaluations, student writings, department histories for the Zoology and Botany Departments, photographs of department chairs, students, and activities and other class-related material. Dates range from 1892 to 2009.

Dates

  • 1892-2009

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 Biology 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 Biology (2007- ) is part of the College of Life Sciences.

The Department of Biology was established in 2007 when the Department of Integrative Biology was renamed, corresponding with the renaming of the College of Biology and Agriculture to the College of Life Sciences.

The Department of Biology is overseen by a chair reporting to the Dean of the College of Life Sciences. Department chairs have included Keith A. Crandall (2007-2012) and Dennis K. Shiozawa (2012- ). The department trains students in biological science with a broad perspective in mind, focusing on organismal processes which include taxonomy, ecology, and evolution. The department offers the following majors: bioinformatics, biological science education, biology, and conservation biology.

Administrative History

The Department of Integrative Biology (2003-2007) was established under the College of Biology and Agriculture.

The Department of Integrative Biology was founded in 2003 as a part of the College of Biology and Agriculture. This department was administered by a department chair, under direction of the college dean. Larry St. Clair served as department chairman from 2003 to 2007. It included undergraduate degree programs for bioinformatics, biology composite teaching, integrative biology, plant biology, and wildlife and wildlands conservation. The department was disbanded and renamed to the Department of Biology under the College of Life Sciences in 2007.

Extent

5 cartons (5 linear ft.)

7 folders (0.7 linear ft.)

5 oversize folders (1.5 linear ft.)

Language

English

Arrangement

Arranged in twelve series: 1. Records on field biology, 2004-2006. 2. Records on aquatic ecology, 2004. 3. Records on entomology, 2004-2007. 4. Records on biodiversity, 2004-2007. 5. Records on Biology 100 Honors, 2005-2007. 6. Records on aquatic entomology, 2006. 7. Records on Integrated Biology 494R, 2007. 8. Records on summer scholars, 2007. 9. Records on integrated natural history, 2008. 10. Records on mentored students, 2004-2008. 11. Records on Zoology and Botany Department histories, 1892-2009. and 12. Photographs, 1892-2009.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Department of Biology in March 2013.

Transferred from the Department of Biology in January 2015.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Department of Biology; March 2013.

Transferred; Department of Biology; January 2015.

Appraisal

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

Processing Information

Processed; Monica Benavides; March 2013.

Addendum added; Erin Owens; February 2015.
Title
Register of Department of Biology records
Status
Completed
Author
Monica Benavides
Date
2013 March 7
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