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Harold B. Lee Library. Social Sciences/Education Department



  • Existence: 1981-

Administrative History

The Social Sciences/Education Department (est. 1973) is an administrative unit within the Harold B. Lee Library.

The Social Sciences/Education Department was first established in 1973, and included public services librarians with responsibility for fields related to social sciences. In 1979 the unit was merged with Documents and Maps to form the Information Services Division, but was reestablished in 1981.

The disciplines supported by the department have shifted periodically. In 1996, the Government Information Department and Tanner Management Library were absorbed into the unit. Further accretions included History (1999) and Microforms/Genealogy (2001). In 2006 Religion/Family History were split off to form their own department, but were reincorporated into Social Sciences in 2014.

The department is currently part of the Public Services Division of the library. Department chairs have included Marvin Wiggin (1987- ), Tom Wright ( -2006), Brian Champion (2006-2013), Rachel Wadham (2013- ).

Harold B. Lee Library annual reports, 1966-2012 (Social Sciences Department; Social Sciences/Education Department; originally est. 1973 as a division; 1979, merged with Documents and Maps to form Information Services Division; 1981, split to form Social Sciences Department; 1996, Government Information Department, and Tanner Management Library merged into Social Sciences; 1999, History merged into Social Sciences; 2001, Microforms/Genealogy merged into Social Sciences; 2006, Genealogy, Religion split off to form separate department; chairs, Marvin Wiggin (1987- ), Tom Wright ( -2006), Brian Champion (2006-2013), Rachel Wadham (2013- ); currently part of Public Services Division)

Email from J. Michael Hunter, Sept. 19, 2014 (Religion/Family History Department merged into Social Sciences Department)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Social Sciences/Education Department records, 1967-2007

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5452 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains annual reports, library publications, and professional development reports of the Department of Social Sciences from 1967-2007. Materials prepared by Marvin E. Wiggins.

Dates: 1967-2007