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Brigham Young University. College of Humanities

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1965-

Administrative History

The College of Humanities (1965- ) functions to provide a liberal education for students at Brigham Young University as well as opportunities for pedagogical preparation.

The College of Humanities was created in 1965, through a division of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The college consisted of four areas: the Department of English, the Department of Languages, a small inter-departmental program in humanities, and another inter-departmental program in Latin American Studies. In addition to providing degrees in the humanitites, the college prepares leaders and teachers in these subjects, initially emphasizing the study of languages, both English and foreign, and on the cultures and achievements in art and thought of the people who use these languages.

The College of Fine Arts and Communications has been the administering body for the following departments and schools: English, Humanities, Languages, Latin-American Studies, Linguistics, Classical and Asian Languages, French and Italian, Germanic and Slavic Languages, Spanish and Portuguese, Asian and Slavic Languages, Classical, Biblical, and Middle Eastern Languages. Germanic Languages, Humanities and Comparative Literature, American Studies, Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature, Linguistics and Special Languages, Mexican American Studies, Philosophy, Asian Studies, Asian and Near Eastern Languages, Germanic and Slavic Languages, Linguistics, French and Italian Languages, Spanish and Portuguese Languages, and Linguistics and English Language. The college is administered by a dean under the direction of the university president.

College deans have included Bruce B. Clark (1966-1982), Richard H. Cracroft (1982-1987), Todd A. Britsch (1987-1991), Marry Anne Rich (1992-1993), Randall L. Jones (1993-1998), Van C. Gessel (1998-1999), John R. Rosenberg (2006-2015), and J. Scott Miller (2015- ).

Citation

BYU Organizational History, via WWW May 10, 2012: College of Humanities (1965-, liberal education, pedagogical preparation, division of College of Humanities and Social Sciences, four areas: the Department of English, the Department of Languages, a small inter-departmental program in humanities, and another inter-departmental program in Latin American Studies, degrees, leaders and teachers, language study, cultures and achievements, administers over English, Humanities, Languages, Latin-American Studies, Linguistics, Classical and Asian Languages, French and Italian, Germanic and Slavic Languages, Spanish and Portuguese, Asian and Slavic Languages, Classical, Biblical, and Middle Eastern Languages. Germanic Languages, Humanities and Comparative Literature, American Studies, Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature, Linguistics and Special Languages, Mexican American Studies, Philosophy, Asian Studies, Asian and Near Eastern Languages, Germanic and Slavic Languages, Linguistics, French and Italian Languages, Spanish and Portuguese Languages, and Linguistics and English Language, deans Bruce B. Clark (1966-1982), Richard H. Cracroft (1982-1987), Todd A. Britsch (1987-1991), Marry Anne Rich (1992-1993), Randall L. Jones (1993-1998), Van C. Gessel (1998-1999), John R. Rosenberg (2006-2015))

LinkedIn, via WWW, September 4, 2020 (J. Scott Miller; dean, College of Humanities, 2015- )

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

College of Humanities dean records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1123
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, department files, administrative files, meeting minutes, reports and other materials that document the functioning of the Dean's Office of the College of Humanities.
Dates: 1964-1991

College of Humanities historical records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 628
Scope and Contents Contains notes, memoranda, newsletters, programs, lectures, announcements, news items, correspondence, and miscellaneous materials relating to the College of Humanities at Brigham Young University.
Dates: 1965-1987

College of Humanities records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1117
Scope and Contents Collection contains the correspondence, class material, annual reports of the department, including course syllabi, text packets. Dates range from 1972 to 1997.
Dates: 1972-1997

College of Humanities records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 464
Abstract Includes correspondence, memoranda, faculty load reports, budget reports, curriculum, catalog material, registration, scholarship and fellowship information. Also includes information concerning various departments, data processing reports, college enrollment and grades, and faculty personnel files.
Dates: 1918-1965

College of Humanities records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 660
Scope and Contents Contains some annual reports, meeting minutes, and Language Research Center records (see Humanities Research Center).
Dates: 1955-1988

College of Humanities records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1217
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, reports, notes and schedules which detail the activities of the College of Humanities and the departments composing it.
Dates: 1960-1997

College of Humanities records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5390
Scope and Contents note Collection contains correspondence, reports, and minutes from the College of Humanities dated 1991-2006. The materials pertain to College Administrative Council meetings and retreats, Joseph F. Smith Building information, commencement, and the work of the dean.
Dates: 1991-2006

Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1364
Scope and Contents This collection contains information about the faculty and staff of the Dept. of Germanic and Slavic Languages from 1952 until 2000.
Dates: 1952-2000

General College dean records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 581
Abstract Collection included memos, minutes, budget, cirriculum and Indian Program correspondence of Lester Whetten.
Dates: approximately 1958-1973