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Brigham Young University. English Department

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1920-

Administrative History

The English Department (est. 1920) is an academic unit at Brigham Young University.

The Department of English includes classes of rhetoric and composition, advanced composition, short story writing, news writing, advanced narration, teacher's course in grammar, Anglo-Saxon, philology, Chaucer, Shakespeare's tragedies, Shakespeare's comedies, Milton, love and the light, the history and development of the English novel, the Romantic poets, modern continental European drama, modern British drama, the English modern novel, the American modern novel, Tennyson's minor poems, Tennyson's major poems, and Browning.

The Department of English was a part of the Church Teachers College until the college was split in 1920. The department was placed under the direction of the School of Arts and Sciences. The department was transferred in 1921 when the School of Arts and Sciences to the renamed the College of Arts and Sciences. In 1954 the department was transferred to the newly established College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and later in 1965 to the College of Humanities. Department chairs included Alfred Osmond (1920-1923), Parley A. Christensen (1923-1954), Leonard W. Rice (1955-1958), Ralph A. Britsch (1958-1960), Bruce B. Clark (1960-1966), Dale H. West (1966-1973), Marshall R. Craig (1973-1975), Richard H. Cracroft (1975-1981), John B. Harris (1981-1986), William A. Wilson (1986-1992), Neal E. Lambert (1992-1996), C. Jay Fox (1996-1999), John S. Tanner (1999-2004), Edward A. Geary (2004-2006), Gregory D. Clark (2006-2007), and Edward S. Cutler (2007-).

Citation:
Organizational History Project, Januarty 14, 2013 (Dept. of English; est. 1965; rhetoric and composition, advanced composition, short story writing, news writing, advanced narration, teacher's course in grammar, Anglo-Saxon, philology, Chaucer, Shakespeare's tragedies, Shakespeare's comedies, Milton, love and the light, the history and development of the English novel, the Romantic poets, modern continental European drama, modern British drama, the English modern novel, the American modern novel, Tennyson's minor poems, Tennyson's major poems, and Browning; Church Teachers College, 1920; School of Arts and Sciences, 1921; College of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1954; Department chairs.

Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:

Roy K. Bird papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5302
Scope and Contents

Contains course-related materials for the Brigham Young University Department of English such as exams and lecture notes.

Dates: 1972-1976

Brigham Young University faculty music collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 133
Scope and Contents

Collection includes published and handwritten unpublished musical selections written and arranged by Brigham Young University faculty members.

Dates: 1899-1975

Elsie Chamberlain Carroll papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 158
Scope and Contents

Includes typewritten and illustrated scrapbooks containing stories, poems, essays and plays, written and prepared by Carroll's students.

Dates: 1931-1934

Continuing Education meeting minutes, 1968

 Sub-Series — Box: 7, Folder: 13
Identifier: UA 573 Series 1 Sub-Series 10
Scope and Contents note

Contains minutes of the Continuing Education Meeting held November 8, 1968.

Dates: 1968

Dale West correspondence, 1965-1968

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 573 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note

Contains letters to and from Dale West, dating from between 1965 and 1968.

Dates: 1965-1968

Dale West correspondence, 1969-1970

 Sub-Series — Box: 3
Identifier: UA 573 Series 1 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents note

Contains letters to and from Dale West.

Dates: 1969-1970

Harrison Davis papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2023
Scope and Contents Professional papers documenting Davis' academic career at Brigham Young University. Diaries, research notes, photographs, reel-to-reel sound tapes, cassette tapes, maps, correspondence, and postcards. The collection relates to the teaching of humanities, geography, and anthropology. The items also deal with Harrison's studies in numerology; dowsing; "synchronicity"; "coincidence studies"; Mormon history and cities; Massachusetts; Cache Valley, Utah; Wales; and Rexburg, Idaho. The...
Dates: 1950-1996

English Composition records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1338
Scope and Contents

Contains information pertaining to the English Composition Department. Includes research proposals, syllabi from English 115 and Advanced Writing classes, evaluations, and student records. Materials date from between 1976 and 2003.

Dates: 1976-2003

English Department chair records, 1953-1972

 Series
Identifier: UA 573 Series 1
Scope and Contents note

Contains English Department office records from the administrations of Ralph Britsch and Dale West, including letters and memos.

Dates: 1953-1972

English Department chair records, 1963-1972

 Series — Box: 8, Folder: 6-8
Identifier: UA 573 Series 3
Scope and Contents note

Contains meeting minutes, curriculum revision requests, and correspondence and memos to and from Farnsworth, Dean, the graduate English Department chairman, Ralph Britsch, and Dale West.

Dates: 1963-1972

Additional filters:

Type
Archival Record 21
Collection 21
Digital Record 1
 
Subject
Colleges and Universities 37
Education 37
English language -- Study and teaching -- Utah -- Provo -- History 17
Letters 15
Files (Records) 10
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Memorandums 10
Reports 6
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 5
English 5
Essays 4
Minutes (Records) 4
Examinations 3
Literature 3
Notes 3
Outlines 3
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 2
College teachers -- Utah -- Provo -- History 2
Dissertations, Academic 2
English language -- Composition and exercises 2
Oral histories 2
Photographs 2
Scrapbooks 2
Anthropology -- Study and teaching -- Utah -- Provo 1
Audiotapes 1
Awards 1
Budgets 1
Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho) 1
Children's writings 1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1
College students' writings 1
Compact discs 1
Courses and lectures 1
Curriculum 1
Diaries 1
Dowsing -- Study and teaching -- Utah -- Provo 1
Drafts (Documents) 1
Education -- Utah -- Grantsville -- History 1
Education -- Utah -- Provo 1
Educational technology 1
English language 1
English language -- 20th century 1
English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers 1
English language -- Study and teaching -- Utah -- Provo 1
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism 1
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism 1
English teachers 1
Financial records 1
Geography -- Study and teaching -- Utah -- Provo 1
Grantsville (Utah) -- History 1
Handbooks and manuals 1
Historians -- Utah -- Provo -- Interviews 1
Histories 1
Holocaust 1
Humanities -- Study and teaching -- Utah -- Provo 1
Language and Languages 1
Lecture notes 1
Linguistics -- Utah -- Provo 1
Maps 1
Massachusetts -- History 1
Missions and Missionaries 1
Mormon Church -- History 1
Mormon authors 1
Mormon women 1
Mormons -- Songs and music 1
Music 1
National socialism 1
Numerology -- Study and teaching 1
Photocopies 1
Poetry 1
Postcards 1
Printed ephemera 1
Programs 1
Proposals 1
Provo (Utah) 1
Rexburg (Idaho) -- History 1
Schedules 1
Scores 1
Transcripts 1
Universities and colleges -- Utah -- Provo 1
Universities and colleges -- Utah -- Provo -- Faculty 1
Universities and colleges -- Utah -- Provo -- Faculty -- Interviews 1
Wales 1
Young adult literature -- History and criticism -- Sources 1
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