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Department of Music chair records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 665

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, minutes, programs, syllabi, and other general department files produced and collected by the department chair. Materials date from between 1941 and 1988.

Dates

  • 1941-1988

Creator

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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at specialcollections@byu.edu.

Administrative History

Department of Music (1920-1998) was responsible for teaching a variety of courses in music.

The Department of Music was established and made a department within the School of Arts and Sciences in 1920 when the Church Teachers College was split. It was transferred to the College of Arts and Sciences in 1921, then to the College of Fine Arts in 1925, before becoming part of the College of Arts and Communications in 1964. The department was renamed the School of Music in 1998. Department chairs included Florence Jepperson (1920-1946), Leroy F. Robertson (1946-1948), John R. Halliday (1948-1959), Crawford Gates (1960-1966), A. Harold Goodman (1966-1981), James A. Mason (1981-1983), K. Newell Dayley (1983- 1994), and Clyn D. Barrus (1994-1998).

The department was administered by a department chair, under the direction of a college dean. The department was associated with various colleges, including the School of Arts and Sciences (1920-1921), the College of Arts and Sciences (1921-1925), the College of Fine Arts (1925-1964), and the College of Fine Arts and Communications (1964-1998).

The courses included basic voice, choir, military band, piano, orchestra, band, solfeggio, and composition. Private courses were available to students at an additional cost in violin, clarinet, and cornet. Beginning in 1921 music theory courses were added to the curriculum.

Extent

7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)

2 oversize folders (0.6 linear ft.)

Language

English

Arrangement

Arranged into three series: 1. Music Department correspondence, 1960-1980. 2. Music Department minutes, 1972-1978. 3. Music Department general files, 1941-1988.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA665.xml

Custodial History

Materials were transferred from the private collection of the donor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Department of Music.

Appraisal

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

Processing Information

Processed; Jim Dooley; 2002.
Title
Register of the Department of Music chair records
Status
Completed
Author
Jim Dooley
Date
2002
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States