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Department of Microbiology records on faculty, 1960-2001

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1189 Series 2 Sub-Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains files regarding the employment of various faculty within the department. In addition, files concern the advancement of various and promotion of faculty. Dates range from 1960 to 2001.


  • 1960-2001


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

Administrative History

The Department of Bacteriology (1935-1968) at Brigham Young University was an academic instructional unit.

The Department of Bacteriology was established in 1934 as part of the College of Applied Science, and was responsible for teaching bacteriology, soil microbiology, sanitation, public health, and related courses. In 1954 it was moved to College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences. The department was renamed the Department of Microbiology in 1968. Department chairmen included Thomas L. Martin (1935-1949), Dean A. Anderson (1950), Jay V. Beck (1951-1954), Don H. Larsen (1955-1958), David M. Donaldson (1959-1960), Richard D. Sagers (1961-1965), and Don H. Larsen (1966-1968).

Administrative History

The Department of Microbiology (1968-2003) was created under the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences to provide instruction in the field of biology at a microscopic level.

The Department of Microbiology included courses on introductory microbiology, sanitation and public health, general microbiology laboratory, food microbiology, dairy microbiology, applied clinical diagnosis laboratory, epidemiology, bacterial physiology, pathogenic microbiology, immunology, industrial microbiology, virology, cell and tissue culture techniques, radioactive tracer techniques in biology, and microbial genetics.

The department was administered by a department chair, under direction of the college dean. The department was associated with a number of colleges during its history, including the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences (1968-1983) and the College of Biology and Agriculture (1983-2003). Department chairmen included: Don H. Larsen (1968-1971), David M. Donaldson (1972-78), Richard D. Sagers (1979-1983), James A. North (83-89), Donald N. Wright (1989-1998), and Sauna C. Anderson (1998-2002).


1 carton

3 folders

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US