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Brigham Young University. Department of Geology



  • Existence: 1968 - 2006

Administrative History

The Department of Geology (1968-2006) was an instructional unit at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Geology was formed in 1968 in a reorganization of the earlier Department of Geology and Geological Engineering Science in the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences. The department offered bachelor degrees in earth science, geology, and geological engineering. In 1973 the department was transferred to the newly formed College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. In 2006 the department was renamed as the Department of Geological Sciences.

Department chairs included Lehi F. Hintze (1968-1970), J. Keith Rigby (1970-1973), W. Revell Phillips (1973-1975), Morris S. Petersen (1975-1983), Wade E. Miller (1983-1991), Dana T. Griffin (1991-1997), Bart J. Kowallis (1997-2003), and Jeffrey D. Keith (2003-2006).

Brigham Young Univ., Provo, Utah. Research studies. Geology series

BYU Organizational History Project, December 12, 2012 (Department of Geology 1968-2006; College of Physical and Engineering Sciences, 1968-1973; College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, 1973-2006; previously Department of Geology and Geological Engineering Science; chairs: Lehi F. Hintze (1968-1970); W. Revell Phillips (1973-1975); Morris S. Petersen (1975-1983); Dana T. Griffin (1991-1997); Bart J. Kowallis (1997-2003); and Jeffrey D. Keith (2003-2006); science, geology, and geological engineering degrees; renamed Department of Geological Sciences in 2006)

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Department of Geology glass lantern geography slides

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 644
Scope and Contents

Glass lantern geography slides, circa 1945-1951 collection contains 29 boxes of geology related glass lantern slides.

Dates: approximately 1945-1951

Department of Geology printed materials, 1955-1975

Identifier: UA 659 Series 1
Scope and Contents note

Thesis reprints, newsletters, forms, form letters, announcements, department meeting minutes, classroom materials, and geological maps.

Dates: Other: 1955-1975

Department of Geology records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1196
Scope and Contents

Collection pertains to the Department of Geology and includes meeting minutes, scholarship information, TA contracts, geology newsletters, photographs, negatives, slides, annual reports, comencement programs, spring research conference programs and theses. Dates range from 1971-2009.

Dates: 1971-2009

Geology Series research studies pamphlet

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231027506]
Identifier: UA 55
Scope and Contents

Collection includes a list of student publications in the Brigham Young University Research Studies, Geology Series produced from 1954-1958 under the supervision of the Geology faculty.

Dates: 1959

Graduate Studies records on Department of Geology, 1987-2000

 Sub-Series — Carton 14: Series 6 [Barcode: 31197233639647], Folder: 4-5
Identifier: UA 1141 Series 6 Sub-Series 25
Scope and Contents

Materials are related to the graduate program of the Department of Geology from 1987 to 2000. Materials include reports, department reviews, and proposals.

Dates: 1987-2000

Lehi F. Hintze publications

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3301
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the publications of Lehi F. Hintze from 1948 to 2009. These publications include papers, abstracts, geologic an survey maps, open-files reports, books, and articles. Present also, is a copy of his "Geologic History of Utah" and several other widely used publications.

Dates: 1948-2009

Historical sketch : James A. Jensen at BYU

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233275442]
Identifier: UA SC 83
Scope and Contents

Historical sketch outlining Jensen's career at the university, prepared in approximately 1983.

Dates: approximately 1983

History of the Department of Geology

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233277141]
Identifier: UA 306

Laboratory manual for historical geology

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231013340]
Identifier: UA 426
Scope and Contents

Includes a student manual for an introductory class in historical geology at BYU.

Dates: date of publication not identified

Laboratory manual for physical geology

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231027761]
Identifier: UA 31
Scope and Contents

Topographical maps concerning common minerals, rocks, and basic geology.

Dates: date of production not identified