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Department of Music records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 522

Scope and Contents

Contains files of the department chair, and general department and faculty records, including correspondence, minutes, procedures, publications, and a sampling of class outlines and examinations.


  • 1931-1971


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


30 boxes (15 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged into 26 series: 1. Crawford Gates correspondence, minutes, and other materials, 1961-1962; 2. Lowell Benson files on the Harris Fine Arts Building, 1962-1965; 3. Brigham Young University Music Department memos and letters, 1964-1965; 4. Brigham Young University minutes of meetings, 1955-1967; 5. Brigham Young University reports, 1952-1962; 6. Brigham Young University faculty information; 7. Brigham Young University curriculum procedures and recommendations, 1945-1965; 8. Brigham Young University music clinics and festivals, 1955; 9. Brigham Young University proposal to Ford Foundation, 1961; 10. Brigham Young University graduate School of Music, 1931-1961; 11. Brigham Young University sampling of class outlines, exams, and assignments, 1950-1964; 12. Brigham Young University recital programs, 1948-2000; 13. Merrill Bradshaw music faculty correspondence, 1965-1967; 14. John R. Halliday correspondence, 1966; 15. Kenneth Trane correspondence, 1966-1967; 16. A. Harold Goodman correspondence, 1966-1967; 17. Brigham Young University music faculty outgoing correspondence, 1968; 18. Crawford Gates files, 1962-1968; 19. A. Harold Goodman files, 1964-1968; 20. Brigham Young Univeristy music faculty correspondence, 1955-1968; 21. Brigham Young University printed concert and lyceum programs presented by Music Department, 1930-1964; 22. Brigham Young University choruses, 1940-1970; 23. Crawford Gates interviews, 1961-1963; 24. Longhurst music faculty correspondence, 1969-1977; 25. Thomas Powley Festival of Mormon Art, 1969-1973; and 26. Clayne Robison files, 1963-1978.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.


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

Separated Materials

Copy of script of the Opera, "The Prophet," libretto by Dr. Clinton F. Larson, music by Douglas Isaacson-Jwirikoski, was transferred from this collection to Dr. Larson, faculty biographical file in University Archives.

Printed Opera and music orientated brochures and programs, 2 folders, transferred to Music Department collection in Printed Matter section of the University Archives.

Phonograph disc (45) of Christmas music by the Lorin Wheelwright family -- Transferred to the Lorin Wheelwright Faculty Biographical File in University Archives.

Report of Scholarly and Artistic Productivity -- College of Fine Arts and Communications, June 1972-1973. Removed to College of Fine Arts and Communications in the Printed Matter section of the University Archives.

Photos of BYU performing groups -- Program Bureau, Transferred to the University Archives Photo Archives.

Processing Information

Processed; James Cloward.

Register of the Department of Music records
James Cloward
2009 June 17
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.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US