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Brigham Young University. College of Education

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1921 - 1996

Administrative History

The College of Education (1921-1996) oversaw various programs for future educators at Brigham Young University.

The College of Education, previously known as the School of Education, was created in 1921 from by the newly appointed President Harris. The organization was created to qualify students to be supervisors, elementary teachers, high school instructors, or high school principals under the Church and State school systems. The four main purposes were outlined as: (1) Preparing teachers for public and private schools. (2) Providing graduate programs for the preparation of school principals, counselors, school psychologists, curriculum supervisors, speech/language pathologists, clinical audiologists, and master teachers. (3) Offering research-based graduate programs. (4) Researching educational processes and issues. Deans and acting deans of the College included John C. Swenson (1921-1924), L. John Nuttall (1924-1930), Amos N. Merrell (1930-1946), Asahel D. Woodruff (1955-1961), A. John Clarke (1961-1962), Antone K. Romney (1962-1970), Stephen L. Alley (1970-1974), Curtis N. Van Alfen (1974-1985), Ralph B. Smith (1985-1989), Dan W. Andersen (1989-1993), and Robert S. Patterson (1993-1997).

Citation:
nuc89-92225: Ramses II, c1985 (hdg. on UPB rept.: Brigham Young University. College of Education; usage: Brigham Young University/College of Education)

LC data base, 06-01-90 (hdg.: Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. College of Education; usage: College of Education, Brigham Young University)

Phone call from BYU, David O. McKay School of Education, Dean's Office, June 29, 2004 (College of Education changed its name to the David O. McKay School of Education on Sept. 11, 1996)

BYU Organizational History, website viewed Oct. 10, 2012: College of Education (College of Education, School of Education. 1921, President Harris, supervisors, elementary teachers, high school instructors, or high school principals, Church and State school systems, purposes, preparing teachers, graduate programs for principals, counselors, school psychologists, curriculum supervisors, speech/language pathologists, clinical audiologists, and master teachers, research-based graduate programs, educational processes, deans John C. Swenson (1921-1924), L. John Nuttall (1924-1930), Amos N. Merrell (1930-1946), Asahel D. Woodruff (1955-1961), A. John Clarke (1961-1962), Antone K. Romney (1962-1970), Stephen L. Alley (1970-1974), Curtis N. Van Alfen (1974-1985), Ralph B. Smith (1985-1989), Dan W. Andersen (1989-1993), Robert S. Patterson (1993-1997))

Found in 123 Collections and/or Records:

An accreditation report to the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 333
Scope and Contents

Report on the teacher education program at Brigham Young University (212 pages). Dates from 1961.

Dates: 1961

Stephen L. Alley papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5329
Scope and Contents

Contains term papers from the Brigham Young University Department of Education.

Dates: 1976-1980

Brigham Young University salaries records

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 258
Scope and Contents

Collection includes summary of regular annual salaries of professors, associate professors and instructors.

Dates: 1926-1927; 1919-1920

Brigham Young University vice-presidential records on colleges, 1982-1987

 Sub-Series — Box: 9, Folder: 1-10
Identifier: UA 679 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, internal audits, research reviews, advancement and admission procedures, and other information for colleges of the university, including the Biology and Agriculture, Education, Engineering and Technology, Family, Home and Social Sciences, Fine Arts and Communications, and Humanities. Also includes college audits and information on university buildings, 1982-1987.

Dates: 1982-1987

Bureau of Administrative Studies records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 180
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence; questionnaires; self-evaluation reports; reports concerning deans, Auxiliary Services, and Registrar's records; descriptions of job positions; minutes of faculty, Dean's Council, and College of Education meetings; and individual college statistics.

Dates: 1955-1957

Children's Literature records, 1975-1994

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6139 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains records related to the Children's Literature conference as well as information on the Children's Literature Association.

Dates: 1975-1994

Selby G. Clark collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 63
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, reports, memoranda, and evaluations concerning admissions, social units, probations, student personnel services, scholarships, College of Education faculty meetings, and university procedures and policies. Materials received by Clark and created between 1952 and 1960.

Dates: 1952-1959

College of Education audio-visual materials, 1971-1995

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 940 Series 3 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents

Collection of tapes and film reels concerning educational materials including symposia, ESL, master teacher series-BYU administration, skill analysis for elementary teachers in PE, USU teacher research training, leadership straining workshop, and department films. Dated 1971-1995.

Dates: 1971-1995

College of Education booklets and manuals, 1950-1971

 Sub-Series — Box: 33, Folder: 5-8
Identifier: UA 559 Series 19 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains published proposals, manuals, reports, conference papers, pamphlets and brochures, form letters, announcements, programs, and charts produced by the College of Education.

Dates: 1950-1971

College of Education correspondence, 1976-1980

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 822 Series 3
Scope and Contents note

Contains departmental correspondence from 1976 to 1980.

Dates: 1976-1980