Brigham Young University. Department of Geography
- Existence: 1955-
The Department of Geography was a part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences during its time of operation from 1955 to 1965. It then became a part of the newly established College of Social Sciences and remained so until 1981 when it became a part of the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. The Department of Geography has been under the direction of chairmen Elliot Tuttle (1955-58), Albert L. Fisher (1959-1960), Robert L. Layton (1961-1965; 1968-1981), Floyd Millet (1966-1968); Russell N. Horiuchi (1981-1989); Dale J. Stevens (1989-1995); Richard H. Jackson (1995-2001); J. Matthew Shumway (2001-present).
The Department of Geography provided instruction to those wishing to build a vast cultural education around a primary interest in geography and the understanding of the world and its problems. Courses offered included Geography in World Affairs, Geography of Climates, Industrial Geography, Urban Geography and Geography of Underdeveloped Areas.
The Department of Geography functions under the administration of a department chair under the direction of the college dean. During its existence, the department has been under the direction of the deans of and parts of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (1955-1965), the College of Social Sciences (1965-1981), and part of the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences (1981- ).
Citation:Harold B. Lee Library University Organizational History Project, website viewed Nov. 12, 2010 (History of the Department of Geography
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Contains correspondence of the Department of Geography chairman, Dr. Robert Layton, dated 1961-1979.
Includes correspondence and records of the department chair, budget reports, curriculum, class samplings.
Collection has 7344 items with 7331 of them being slides. The collection contains teaching aids and slides of different parts of the world. Box 6 contains 22 housed 35mm filmstrips and 9 cassette tapes.
Contains 3881 slides of various countries around the world.
Contains 3442 slides, 13 filmstrips, and cassette tapes used for teaching.
Handwritten and bound research report submitted for a course entitled "Human Geography" at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The item deals with the geography and history of Park City, Utah.
Materials are related to the graduate program of the Department of Geography from 1981 to 1999. Materials include reports, department reviews, and proposals.
Contains examinations and notes for geography classes taught by Hinckley.
Contains maps, map-making material, and book manuscript layouts.