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Brigham Young University. Indian Education Department

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1966 - 1981

Administrative History

The Indian Education Department (1966-1981) was an academic and administrative unit at Brigham Young University.

The Indian Education Department was established in 1966 as part of the General College as a formalization of the American Indian Education Program. It was responsible for both Indian students and those students preparing to work among Indian people, and provided academic, techical, and vocational training, as well as activities and academic support for Native American and Pacific Islanders at the university. In 1979, the department was moved to Nonmajor Programs in Student Life, and was merged with Minority Education in 1981 to form the Multicultural Education Department. Department chairs included Royce P. Flandro (1966-1973), John Raymond Maestas (1974-1979), and Virgus Con Osborne (1979-1981).

Citation:
The eagle's eye, Oct. 1975: p. 2 (Indian Education Dept., Brigham Young University)

BYU Organizational History website, via WWW, May 29, 2014 (Indian Education Dept., American Indian Education Dept.; est. 1966 as part of General College; formalization of earlier American Indian Education Program; served both Indian students and those students preparing to work among Indian people; provided academic, techical, and vocational training, as well as activities and academic support for Native American and Pacific Islanders at Brigham Young University; in 1979 the department was moved to Nonmajor Programs in Student Life; merged with Minority Education in 1981 to form the Multicultural Education Department; chairs included Royce P. Flandro (1966-1973), John Raymond Maestas (1974-1979), and Virgus Con Osborne (1979-1981))

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Royce P. Flandro papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5303
Scope and Contents

Contains professional files about the Brigham Young University College of Education, Indian Education program, and counseling, as well as personal books of remembrance. Materials date from 1922 to 2017.

Dates: 1922-2017

General College dean records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 581
Scope and Contents

Contains memos, minutes, budget, curriculum, and Indian Program correspondence of Lester Whetten.

Dates: approximately 1958-1973

I remember when

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2983
Scope and Contents Autobiography details memories of his childhood in Salt Lake County, Utah; church service, including a Latter-day Saint Mission to the Central States, 1937-1939; attendance at BYU; service in the U.S. Navy during World War II; marriage; teaching LDS seminary in Logan and Salt Lake City, Utah; teaching LDS institute at University of Alberta (Canada) and Southern Utah University; employment at BYU; service as president of the Southwest Indian Mission; and service as president of Hawaii Temple...
Dates: 1997

Indian education at Brigham Young University, 1965-1985

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2256
Scope and Contents

Contains information on academics, student life, and special programs. Includes several appendices and tables. One appendix lists Indian graduates of Brigham Young University, 1950-1985; another concerns the performing group, Lamanite Generation.

Dates: 1993

Multicultural Education Department administrative records, 1968-1985

 Series
Identifier: UA 1225 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains the administrative records of the Multicultural Education Department, dated 1968 to 1985. Includes memorandums, letters, admission lists, financial records, and publications. Topics include BYU's Navajo Indian scholarship program, Lamanite Generation performance group, interaction with the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, and various student life programs for Native Americans at BYU, including conferences and student organizations.

Dates: 1968-1985

Multicultural Education Department audio-visual materials

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1225 Series 5
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Contains documents, photographs, and tapes depicting multicultural programs at Brigham Young University. It focuses mainly on Native American activities and consists of files outlining loans and scholarships of students.

Dates: 1957-1985

Multicultural Education Department photographs, approximately 1971-1989

 Series
Identifier: UA 1225 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs, negatives, contact sheets, and a few slides of images gathered for yearbooks and from student multicultural activities. Also contains yearbook layouts and a copy of the 1971-1972 Tribe of Many Feathers yearbook. Materials are dated approximately 1971 to 1989.

Dates: approximately 1971-1989

Multicultural Education Department program records, 1965-1981

 Series
Identifier: UA 1225 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains administrative materials related to various Multicultural Education Department programs and events, such as Indian Week, conferences, workshops, award banquets, performing groups, scholarships, tours, the Miss Indian BYU Pageant, and other programs related to student life and well-being. Includes letters, memorandums, publications, clippings, planning and conference materials, schedules, and lists. Materials dated 1965 to 1981.

Dates: 1965-1981

Multicultural Education Department records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1225
Scope and Contents

Contains documents, photographs, and tapes depicting multicultural programs at Brigham Young University. It focuses mainly on Native American activities and consists of files outlining loans and scholarships of students.

Dates: 1957-1985

Multicultural Education Department reports, 1958-1983

 Series
Identifier: UA 1225 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains Multicultural Education Department reports, class schedules, surveys, and statistics and raw data lists. Topics center on Native American enrollment rates, types of classes taken, and their success rates compared to other student populations. Materials dated 1958 to 1983.

Dates: 1958-1983