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Brigham Young University. Department of Zoology

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1972-2002

Administrative History

The Department of Zoology (1972-2002) was a department at Brigham Young University which focused on a wide range of biological sciences.

The Department of Zoology was established by the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences in 1972. When the college was renamed the College of Biology and Agriculture in 1983 the department remained until it was disbanded in 2002. Department chairmen included Joseph R. Murphy (1972-1975), Clive D. Jorgensen (1975-1981), Ferron L. Andersen (1981-1983), Richard W. Heninger (1983-1989), H. Duane Smith (1989- 1995), Richard R. Tolman (1995- 1999), and John D. Bell (1999-2002).

The Department of Zoology included courses on human biology, preview of optometry, preview into dentistry, environmental biology, human anatomy, human physiology, human heredity and reproduction, marine biology, medical parasitology, veterinary parasitology, field entomology, bioethics, preview into medicine, natural history of wildlife, ecology, sociobiology, insect ecology laboratory, freshwater biology, comparative vertebrate anatomy, genetics and molecular biology, cellular and developmental biology, development of marine animals, disease of fish, aquaculture, insect morphology, insect physiology, insect classification, ichthyology, herpetology, ornithology, mammalogy, wildlife and fishery management techniques, fishery biology, principles of physiology, physiology and drug mechanisms, evolutionary science, human genetics, human embryology, economic entomology, medical entomology, comparative toxicology, aquatic entomology, immature insects, advanced topics in zoology, and endocrinology.

The department was administered by a department chairman, under the direction of the college dean. The college was associated with two colleges during its history including the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences (1972-1983) and the College of Biology and Agriculture (1983-2002).

Citation

BYU Organizational Hitory Project, via WWW, viewd May 15, 2013 (The Department of Zoology (1972-2002), Brigham Young University, established by the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences in 1972, the college was renamed the College of Biology and Agriculture in 1983 the department remained until it was disbanded in 2002, department chairmen included Joseph R. Murphy (1972-1975), Clive D. Jorgensen (1975-1981), Ferron L. Andersen (1981-1983), Richard W. Heninger (1983-1989), H. Duane Smith (1989- 1995), Richard R. Tolman (1995- 1999), and John D. Bell (1999-2002), included courses on human biology, preview of optometry, preview into dentistry, environmental biology, human anatomy, human physiology, human heredity and reproduction, marine biology, medical parasitology, veterinary parasitology, field entomology, bioethics, preview into medicine, natural history of wildlife, ecology, sociobiology, insect ecology laboratory, freshwater biology, comparative vertebrate anatomy, genetics and molecular biology, cellular and developmental biology, development of marine animals, disease of fish, aquaculture, insect morphology, insect physiology, insect classification, ichthyology, herpetology, ornithology, mammalogy, wildlife and fishery management techniques, fishery biology, principles of physiology, physiology and drug mechanisms, evolutionary science, human genetics, human embryology, economic entomology, medical entomology, comparative toxicology, aquatic entomology, immature insects, advanced topics in zoology, and endocrinology, administered by a department chairman, under the direction of the college dean, the college was associated with two colleges during its history including the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences (1972-1983) and the College of Biology and Agriculture (1983-2002))

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

College of Biology and Agriculture records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 702
Scope and Contents Contains records, minutes, publications, and other material from the College of Biology and Agriculture, the Benson Institute, and the departments of the College. Materials date from between 1917 and 1986, with the bulk from 1950 to 1975.
Dates: 1917-1986; Majority of material found within 1950-1975

Department of Biology records on Zoology Department and Botany Department, 1892-2009

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5633 Series 11
Scope and Contents Contains department histories for the Zoology Department and Botany Department, articles, meeting minutes, reports, newsletters, and other materials containing information about the Biology Department. Dated from 1892 to 2009.
Dates: 1892-2009

Department of Zoology academic and faculty materials, 1959-2001

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1195 Series 3
Scope and Contents Materials include correspondence, reports, course materials, and scrapbook materials pertaining to the faculty and courses of the Department of Zoology. Dated 1959-2001.
Dates: 1959-2001

Department of Zoology awards, 1984-1999

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1195 Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials include awards given to faculty of the Department of Zoology. Dated 1984-1999.
Dates: 1984-1999

Department of Zoology minutes, 1960-1978

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1195 Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include meeting minutes from the Department of Zoology. Dated 1960-1978.
Dates: 1960-1978

Department of Zoology presentation on Vasco M. Tanner

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: UA PS 20
Scope and Contents Contains the text and accompanying slides for a presentation on the life and work of Vasco Tanner. Presentation was made at the Bean Museum on November 11, 1981, and narrated by Herbert Frost.
Dates: 1981 November 11

Department of Zoology records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1195
Scope and Contents Materials include minutes, awards, correspondence, reports, and course information pertaining to the faculty, courses, and administrative functions of the Department of Zoology. Dated 1959-2001.
Dates: 1959-2001

General Zoology Committee laboratory guide for general zoology

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 45
Scope and Contents General zoology laboratory manual with 19 exercises prepared for September 1957.
Dates: Date not identified

General Zoology Committee laboratory guide for general zoology

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 46
Scope and Contents General Zoology laboratory manual with 19 exercises prepared for September 1958.
Dates: Date not identified

Graduate Studies records on Department of Zoology, 1987-2000

 Sub-Series — Carton: 16, Folder: 7
Identifier: UA 1141 Series 6 Sub-Series 55
Scope and Contents Materials are related to the graduate program of the Department of Zoology from 1987 to 2000. Materials include reports, department reviews, and proposals.
Dates: 1987-2000