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School of Library and Information Sciences curriculum materials

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5443

Scope and Contents

Contains curriculum materials produced for classes taught by Wright in the School of Library and Information Sciences. Includes articles that were either written by Wright or used in research by him. Also included are books, slides, and reports related to his research.


  • 1971-2002


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 School of Library and Information Sciences curriculum materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The School of Library and Information Sciences (1976-1993) was a graduate program at Brigham Young University.

The School of Library and Information Sciences was established by Brigham Young University in 1976. Organized with the intent to better train librarians for the university, the school educated students so that they could use their abilities for better efficiency areas such as learning resource centers, instructional media centers, libraries, and information centers. In 1993, the school was closed by the university.

Biographical History

H. Curtis Wright (1928-2012) was a professor at Brigham Young University.

Herbert Curtis Wright was born on February 19, 1928 to Herbert Emir Wright and Frances Minerva Curtis Wright. He served in the United States Navy from 1946 to 1948 and then went on a Mormon mission to the Navajo reservation from 1948 to 1950. Wright received three master's degree in library science and Semitic languages before earning his PhD in Library Science and Greek Literature from Case Western University in 1969. In 1969 he began to teach in the School of Library and Information Sciences at Brigham Young University. He worked there until his retirement in 1993.

In 1957 Wright married Jeannene Dowding and together they had five sons. After Jeannene died in 1996, Wright married Jean Bates, though she too passed away in 2009. Wright died after a brief illness on June 28, 2012.


3 cartons (3 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Retained in original order, which appears to be grouped by like subject.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in March 2009. Additional materials found in the University Archives workroom were added to the collection in May 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; March 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found; May 2009.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; March and May 2009.

Register of School of Library and Information Sciences curriculum materials
Matthew Leavitt
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US