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College of Family Living records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 309

Scope and Contents

Contains administrative, departmental, and historical records for the College of Family Living. The collection includes publicity materials, self-evaluation reports, meeting minutes, faculty and department information, correspondence, materials outlining the history of the college, and records from the Department of Child and Family Relations, 1954-1990.


  • 1954-1990


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 College of Family Living 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 Family Living was organized to prepare students for homemaking, professions relating to homemaking, and to strengthen and enrich family life within their communities. The College changed its name from the College of Applied Science in 1954 and then became the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences in 1981. The College of Family Living was the administering body for the following departments: Clothing and Textiles, Economics and Management of the Home, Food and Nutrition, Homemaking Education, Housing Design, Human Development and Family Relationships, Housing and Home Management, Family Life Education, Child Development and Family Relationships, Home Economics Education, Environmental Design, Family Economics and Home Management, Food Science and Nutrition, Interior Design, Family Studies, Interior Environment, and Family Resource Management. The college was administered by a director during its first year of operation and the a dean under the direction of the university president in the following years.


18 boxes (9 linear ft.)

5 cartons (5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Maintained in original order, but intellectually arranged into six series: 1. Administrative records, 1954-1990. 2. Publicity records, 1952-1956. 3. Meeting minutes, 1961-1966, 1970-1978. 4. Correspondence, 1954-1966. 5. College history records, 1955-1977. 6. Department of Child Development and Family Relations records, 1960-1972.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in October 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; October 2010.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth West; October 2010.

Register of the College of Family Living records
Elizabeth West
2010 October 28
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