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College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences records

Identifier: UA 661

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, annual reports for the college and departments, budget information, meeting minutes, faculty files, dean's files, and recordings.


  • 1952-1998


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

In 1954, Ernest Wilkinson organized the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. In 1965, the College was divided, and the College of Social Sciences was organized. In 1980, a major reorganization combined several departments in the College of Social Sciences, and Family Living into the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences. The deans of the college of Family, Home and Social Sciences are: John T. Bernhard, 1965-1968; Martin Hickman, 1970-1985; Stan L. Albrecht, 1985-1989; Donovan Fleming, 1989-.


104 boxes (52 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The original collection is organized in the same order that it had when it arrived in the University Archives. An addendum consisting of 82 boxes was added to the collection in the Fall of 2003. The addendum included records from several related unprocessed collections. Therefore, the general files were organized chronologically, beginning with the oldest records. In the case of a folder having a span of dates, for example 1952-1978, the processor used the latter date for organization purposes. Under the Faculty files subheading, the papers were kept in alphabetical order. A second group of records pertaining to the collection were discovered in November 2003 and added to the collection as a second addendum--Addendum--1979 Records. This addendum is organized chronologically.

Arranged in two series: 1. College of Family, Home and Social Sciences records, 1956-1978; and 2. College of Family, Home and Social Sciences records addendum, 1952-1998.

Other Finding Aids

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

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

This collection was originally PM 5, part of the Printed Matter collection in the Archives. A vertical file of sorts, PM 5 was designated as static, and was processed as a permanent collection October 1992.

In June 2003, 30 cartons were transferred from Records Management and added as an addendum to the existing UA 661 file. Also, 28 unprocessed cartons already housed by Special Collections were added to the addendum.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; 2003.


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

Processing Information

Processed; January 2004.

Register of the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences records
Natalie Clark Fisher, Student Assistant and J. Gordon Daines III, University Archivist
January 2004
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