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School of Family Life records

Identifier: UA 5432

Scope and Contents

Contains materials from the School of Family Life from 1938 through 2005. The materials include minutes, correspondence, reports, and articles.


  • 1938-2005


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 50 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy. Requests to access restricted materials in the University Archives should be submitted to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from School of Family Life records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Administrative History

The School of Family Life (est. 1999) is an instructional unit at Brigham Young University.

The School of Family Life was created in a reorganization of the earlier Department of Family Sciences in 1999. Operating as part of the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences, the school is responsible for undergraduate and graduate instruction in the areas of Home and Family/Home Economics, Home Economics Education, Marriage, Family, and Human Development with the emphases of Family or Human Development. Directors have included James M. Harper (1999-2007), Richard B. Miller (2007-2012), and Dean M. Busby (2012- ).


22 cartons (22 linear ft.)




Arranged into four series: 1. School of Family Life department records, 1947-1993. 2. School of Family Life records on National Council of Family Relations, 1938-1988. 3. School of Family Life records on workshops and courses, 1975-2005. 4. School of Family Life records on professional organizations, 1956-1990.

The arrangement was left in its original order which was mainly alphabetically and chronologically. A comprehensive list of what is in the containers is in the case file folder.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in January 2009.

Transferred from Records Management in May 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; January 2009.

Transferred; Records Management; May 2009.


Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Related Materials

See also Department of Human Development and Family Relations child care records (UA 41), Department of Child Development and Family Relationships Department chair records (UA 479), and School of Family Life records (UA 1206).

Processing Information

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; January and May 2009.
Register of School of Family Life records
Matthew Leavitt
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States