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Carl F. Eyring Science Center (Provo, Utah)



  • Existence: 1954-

Administrative History

The Carl F. Eyring Science Center (est. 1954) is a science building located on the Brigham Young University campus in Provo, Utah.

Eyring Science Center was originally named the Physical Science Building and dedicated in 1950 during the Diamond Jubilee. The name was changed to the Eyring Physical Science Center in 1954. It was later renovated from 1995 to 1997. The building currently houses the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science, the Department of Geology, and the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

BYU Magazine via WWW, April 28, 2020 (originally named the Physical Science Building in 1950; renamed Eyring Physical Science Center in 1954)

College of Life Sciences via WWW, April 29, 2020(renovation from 1995-1997; houses the Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science department, Geology department.)

Wikiwand via WWW, April 29, 2020 (houses the Physics and Astronomy department)

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Brigham Young University diamond jubilee records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 579
Scope and Contents

Includes program of events, general information, texts of addresses, dedication of the Science building, photos of events, congratulatory letters, and newsclippings.

Dates: 1950

Campus slides

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233620860]
Identifier: UA 1046
Scope and Contents

Nineteen 35 mm Kodachrome transparency slides of buildings on the campus of Brigham Young University. The buildings include the old Joseph Smith Building, the Education Building at Brigham Young Academy, the Heber J. Grant Building, the President's House, the Carl F. Eyring Science Center, the Karl G. Maeser Building, the George H. Brimhall Building, some campus stairs, and the football stadium. The slides are from around 1965.

Dates: approximately 1965

College of Physical and Engineering Sciences records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 546
Scope and Contents Includes various records from the nine departments of the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences (chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, geology, mathematics, mechanical engineering, physics, and statistics) from 1954 to 1970. Reports contain the names of those who received degrees from each of the departments, lists of research projects, publications, presentations, funding summaries, patents, theses, and blueprints for the Eyring Science...
Dates: 1954-1970

Harvey Fletcher correspondence relating to the naming of the Eyring Science Center

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233618518]
Identifier: UA 504
Scope and Contents

Includes guest lists, invitiations, program, and correspondence concerning the naming of the Science Center, lecture halls, and laboratories. Also includes correspondence from the family organizations representing Frederick Buss, Franklin West, Carl Eyring, John Widtsoe, Orson Pratt, Wayne B. Hales, and Charles E. Maw.

Dates: 1954

Office of the President scrapbooks

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1044
Scope and Contents Contains photographs, correspondence, and newsclippings from 1995 to 2003 detailing Merrill J. Bateman's presidency. Included are newsclippings and photographs of Bateman's call and inauguration in 1996, as well as congratulatory letters for his appointment and devotional addresses. Includes artifacts on new building groundbreaking and dedications, including the library addition, Eyring Science Center remodeling, BYU Salt Lake Center, and Wyview Park. Various speeches given by Bateman...
Dates: 2004

Photographs of the rededication of the Carl F. Eyring Science Center

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225543732]
Identifier: UA 1292
Scope and Contents

Thirty-six photographs of the rededication of the Carl F. Eyring Science Center in 1998. Includes shots of the audience, the performers, and the speakers at the rededication. Speakers included President Merrill J. Bateman, Elder Henry B. Eyring and President Thomas S. Monson. Also includes shots of the exterior of the building.

Dates: 1998

Physical Plant Department records on the Carl F. Eyring Science Center, 1957-1974

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1330 Series 3 Sub-Series 16
Scope and Contents

Contains records on the underground physics lab, including specifications, records from the architects, bidding, changes of order, contracts, inspections, lien waivers, and shop drawings. Also includes records on the chemical fume hood, exhaust system, and chilled water and air conditioning systems, 1957-1974.

Dates: 1957-1974