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Brigham Young University. College of Arts and Sciences

 Organization

Administrative History

The College of Arts and Sciences (1921-1954) administered over various liberal education departments at Brigham Young University.

The College of Arts and Sciences, previously known as the School of Arts and Sciences, was established in 1921 to provide a broad liberal education for students. The college also provided specialized studies in engineering, medicine, law, religion, politics, and social leadership. In 1925, some of its departments were transferred into the newly-established College of Fine Arts. The College of Arts and Sciences continued to operate until 1954 when it split into three separate colleges: the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences, and the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences. Between 1921 and 1954 the deans of the college were Martin P. Henderson, Carl F. Eyring, and George H. Hansen.

Citation:
BYU Organizational History Project website, via WWW, May 4, 2012: College of Arts and Sciences (liberal education departments, 1921-1954, previously School of Arts and Sciences, specialized studies engineering, medicine, law, religion, politics, social leadership, 1925 departments transferred to College Fine Arts, 1954 split into College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences, and the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences, deans Martin P. Hendersen, Carl F. Eyring, George H. Hansen)

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

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

Department of Communications building project records, 1920-1999

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1215 Series 2
Scope and Contents note

Contains records related to the building projects of the Department of Communications, including brochures of funding information, funding proposals, and budgeting. Also contains pictures of project models and correspondence regarding the projects. Includes records about the planned Gordon B. Hinckley Communications Center, including a floor plan and details about conceptual design, as well as records on the Eagle Gate plaza and office towers and the Harris Fine Arts Center, 1920-1999.

Dates: 1920-1999

Department of Communications faculty records, 1953-1973

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1215 Series 7
Scope and Contents note

Contains faculty files from the Department of Communications, including correspondence and lists of publications. Also contains curriculum vita as well as evaluations and employment recommendation records, 1953-1973.

Dates: 1953-1973

Department of Communications records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1215
Scope and Contents

Contains records relating to the Department of Communications, including records on the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) as well as building project records and meeting minutes. Also contains course materials, correspondence, and records on faculty members, 1920-1999.

Dates: 1920-1999

Department of Communications records, 1938-1998

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1215 Series 4
Scope and Contents note Contains various records relating to the Department of Communications, including press handouts and news clippings from the Washington Post, Denver Post, and Daily Universe. Also contains various publications, including Comm World, a journal published by the Department of Communications at Brigham Young University. Includes various records relating to the general management of the department, including records on accreditation, enrollment, and employment. Also includes self-studies,...
Dates: 1938-1998

Department of Communications records on American Society of Newspaper Editors, 1920-1995

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1215 Series 1
Scope and Contents note

Contains revision drafts of "Gods Within the Machine: A History of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, 1923-1993," a study written by Brigham Young University communications professor Paul A. Pratte. Also contains related research records, including minutes, correspondence, the organization's bulletin, journal articles, and presidents' speeches and records, 1920-1995.

Dates: 1920-1995

Carl F. Eyring papers

 File — Volume: 1
Identifier: UA 106
Scope and Contents

Contains a holograph draft of a thesis concerning electric waves, written by Carl F. Eyring while attending Brigham Young University.

Dates: 1912

Carl F. Eyring papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 507
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence concerning research projects, annual department budgets, personal opinions as to the future of Brigham Young University. Also includes records of a farewell reception and address given in behalf of President and Mrs. Howard S. McDonald, 1943-1950.

Dates: 1943-1950

Carl F. Eyring physics gradebook

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 176
Scope and Contents

Contains lists, names, final test scores, student grades, and the curve used to determine the grades.

Dates: 1950