Department of Geology records
Scope and Contents
Collection pertains to the Department of Geology and includes meeting minutes, scholarship information, TA contracts, geology newsletters, photographs, negatives, slides, annual reports, comencement programs, spring research conference programs and theses. Dates range from 1971-2009.
- Brigham Young University. Department of Geology (creator, Organization)
- Brigham Young University. Department of Geological Sciences (creator, Organization)
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 Department of Geology records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
The Department of Geological Sciences (est. 2006) is part of the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at Brigham Young University.
Since the creation of the Department of Geological Sciences in 2006, Jeffrey D. Keith had been the department chair. Prior to 2006 the department was called the Department of Geology.
The Department of Geological Sciences offered undergraduate degrees in Earth and Space Science Education and Geology (with an optional emphasis in Environmental Geology). Offered minors included Geology and Geology Teaching. A graduate degree was also offered in Geology. Some of the diverse disciplines included general geology, plate tectonics, geochemistry, geophysics, paleontology, environmental geology, petroleum geology, hydrogeology, paleoclimatology, and planetary geology.
The Department of Geology (1968-2006) was a part College of Physical and Engineering Sciences at Brigham Young University.
Previously, it was known as the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering Science. In 2006 the department was called the Department of Geological Sciences. The Department Chairs were: Lehi F. Hintze (1968-1970); W. Revell Phillips (1973-1975); Morris S. Petersen (1975-1983); Dana T. Griffin (1991-1997); Bart J. Kowallis (1997-2003); and Jeffrey D. Keith (2003-2006).
The Department of Geology offered bachelor's degrees in earth science, geology, and geological engineering.
5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
2 cartons (2 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1196.xml
Transferred; Records Management; June 2005. Transferred; Records Management; December 2012.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from Records Management; June 2005.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from Records Management; December 2012.
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Processed; Jennifer Kim; September 2011.
Processed; Joseph Wiest; December 2012.
- Register of Department of Geology records
- Jennifer Kim
- 2011 September 9
- 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.
- 2012 December 10: Addendum of 2 cartons added to the collection. Date ranges expanded, scope and content note revised and subjects added; Joseph Wiest.