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Brigham Young University. Graduate School

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1929 - 1986

Administrative History

The Graduate School (1929-1986) was to develop, coordinate and operate the graduate programs at Brigham Young University. The Graduate School also worked with coordinating and planning so that undergraduate and graduate level classes would be compatible for the university. The Graduate School was renamed Graduate Studies.

The Graduate School was established in 1929 to fulfill the need of education past the bachelor's degree. It operated under the guidance of a Dean. It also was under the guidance of a faculty-based council; the Council of the Graduate School (1946-1950), the General Committee of the Graduate School (1950-1957), and the Graduate Council (1957- ). The School also was under review of the President of the University. The following have served as Deans of the Graduate School: Christen Jensen (1929-1949), Asahel Woodruff (1949-1953), Christen Jensen (1953-1954), George Hansen (1954-57), A. Smith Pond (1957-1959), Wesley P. Lloyd (1960-1970), Chauncey C. Riddle (1970-1980). In 1986, the collection of graduate programs was renamed Graduate Studies.

The Graduate School served as the central administrative body for the graduate programs at Brigham Young University. It officiated admissions, graduation, and acted as a liaison between the departments, students, and University. The programs within the School offered degrees at the Masters and Doctoral level. The School, Council, and University president worked together to establish graduation requirements, curriculum guidelines, and admissions standards.

In 1986, the collection of graduate programs was renamed Graduate Studies.

Citation:
Its Abstracts of dissertations and theses, 1966: ǂb t.p. (Graduate School, Brigham Young University)

Organizational History Project, via WWW, September 9, 2022 (Brigham Young University Graduate School; established 1929; abolished 1986; operated under dean; faculty-based council; the Council of the Graduate School (1946-1950), the General Committee of the Graduate School (1950-1957), and the Graduate Council (1957- ); Graduate School served as central administrative body for graduate programs at Brigham Young University; officiated admissions, graduation, and acted as a liaison between the departments, students, and University; programs within the School offered degrees at the Masters and Doctoral level; school, Council, and University president worked together to establish graduation requirements, curriculum guidelines, and admissions standards; in 1986, the collection of graduate programs was renamed Graduate Studies)

Brigham Young University Catalog 1929-1930: page 6 (Christen Jensen, Dean)

Brigham Young University Catalog 1949-1950: page 9 (Asahel Woodruff, Dean)

Brigham Young University Catalog 1953-1954: page 13 (Christen Jensen, Dean)

Brigham Young University Catalog 1954-1955: page 16 (George Hansen, Dean)

Brigham Young University Catalog 1957-1958: page 12 (A. Smith Pond, Dean)

Brigham Young University Catalog 1960-1961: page 4 (Wesley P. Lloyd, Dean)

Brigham Young University Catalog 1970-1972: page 526 (Chauncey Riddle, Dean)

Brigham Young University Catalog 1983-1984: page 18 (Functions)

Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:

Graduate Council minutes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 875
Scope and Contents

Contains copies of the Graduate Council minutes, 1946-1973; Graduate School report, August 1962; and Graduate School procedures manual, September 1972.

Dates: 1946-1973

Graduate School administrative records, 1972-1981

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1141 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Materials focus on the administration of the Graduate School from 1972 to 1981. Materials include minutes of meetings, correspondence of the Graduate School administration, the curriculum, and committee minutes. The focus of the Administration was the coordination of the Graduate programs and the financial situation of the Graduate programs. Personal files from Dean Chauncey C. Riddle (1970-1980) are also included.

Dates: 1972-1981

Graduate School dean records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 710
Scope and Contents

Contains subject files with reports, correspondence, and other materials related to the administration of the Graduate School gathered by dean Chauncey Cazier Riddle. Materials date from between 1970 and 1979.

Dates: 1970-1979

Graduate School history and mission records

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 296
Scope and Contents

Contains a brief history by Christen Jensen, and two papers describing the administrative responsibilities and mission of the Graduate School.

Dates: 1949; 1969

Graduate School internship and research records, 1956-1976

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1352 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains materials pertaining to internships and research related to the Graduate School. The materials include reports, dissertations, and notes.

Dates: 1956-1976

Graduate School meeting minutes

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 739
Scope and Contents

Contains meetings of the Graduate Faculty, Graduate Council, President's monthly meeting, and with vice-presidents' Earl Crockett and Robert K. Thomas.

Dates: 1964-1981

Graduate School office records, 1960-1981

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1352 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains materials pertaining to the activities of the Graduate School. The materials include correspondence, reports, manuals, awards, memorandums, and articles.

Dates: 1960-1981

Graduate School records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 118
Abstract

Collection includes correspondence to and from Deans Christen Jensen (1953-1954), George H. Hansen (1954-1957), and A. Smith Pond (1957-1959) concerning the graduate programs, policies and requirements for admittance. Also includes memorandums concerning graduate awards, nominations for honorary degrees and the religious influence and standards of Brigham Young University.

Dates: 1952-1969

Graduate School records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1101
Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, committee assignments, information on graduate programs, information supporting a review of graduate programs, and other files documenting the history of the Graduate School from 1954 to 1993.

Dates: 1954-1993

Graduate School records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1199
Scope and Contents

Consists solely of Graduate Council meeting minutes from 1983-1986.

Dates: 1983-1986

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