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College of Humanities records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1217

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, reports, notes and schedules which detail the activities of the College of Humanities and the departments composing it.


  • 1960-1997


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 Records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The College of Humanities is an academic unit at Brigham Young University. Formed in 1954 in the division of the earlier College of Arts and Sciences, the college was responsible for administering the academic departments related to languages, literature, history, political science, archaeology, psychology, and sociology. In 1965 it was again divided to create the College of Humanities and the College of Social Sciences.

Administrative History

The College of Humanities was not organized as a separate administrative unit until June of 1965. The college consisted of four areas: the Department of English, the Department of Languages, a small interdepartmental program in humanities, and another inter-departmental program in Latin- American Studies. The College of Humanities continues to play an important role on campus by fulfilling the mission for which it was designed: to prepare students with the skills and methods to deal independently and in depth with the major manifestations of human culture--language, literature, the arts, and ideas.


10 boxes (5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Box-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management, October 2005.


Departmental records (University Archives Collecting Policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Melanie Nef; 2005.

Register of College of Humanities records
Garrett Schroath
2011 October 31
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