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College of Fine Arts and Communications records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 666

Scope and Contents

Contains administrative records on the College of Fine Arts, including the correspondence of dean Lael J. Woodbury. Materials date from between 1951 and 1983.

Dates

  • 1949-1984

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 publish material from the College of Fine Arts and Communications records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

The College of Fine Arts was organized in 1925 with Gerrit de Jong, Jr., as the first dean. He remained dean until 1959 when he was succeeded by Conan Mathews. In 1963 the college became the College of Fine Arts and Communications. Mathews retired in 1966 and was succeeded by Clawson Cannon who served one year as acting dean until the appointment of Lorin F. Wheelright as dean in 1967. He served as dean until 1974 when he was succeeded by Lael J. Woodbury who was succeeded in 1982 by the current dean, James A. Mason. Currently, the college consists of the departments of Art, Communications, Design, Music, and Theatre and Cinematic Arts.

Extent

50 boxes (25 linear ft.)

Language

English

Arrangement

Arranged in nineteen series: 1. College of Fine Arts art files, 1965-1983; 2. College of Fine Arts college centers files, 1964-1981; 3. College of Fine Arts communications files, 1969-1983; 4. College of Fine Arts correspondence, 1965-1983; 5. College of Fine Arts Daily Universe files, 1969-1983; 6. College of Fine Arts Dance Department files, 1980; 7. College of Fine Arts Design Department files, 1980-1983; 8. College of Fine Arts development project files, 1969-1979; 9. College of Fine Arts Environmental Design Department files, 1968-1972; 10. College of Fine Arts faculty files, 1949-1984; 11. College of Fine Arts general college files, 1963-1983; 12. College of Fine Arts Harris Fine Arts Center files, 1965-1980; 13. College of Fine Arts minutes, 1959-1982; 14. College of Fine Arts Mormon Festival of the Arts files, 1970-1983; 15. College of Fine Arts Music Department files, 1970-1983; 16. College of Fine Arts publications, 1971-1975; 17. College of Fine Arts Speech Department files, 1971-1974; 18. College of Fine Arts Speech and Dramatic Arts Department files, 1968-1975; 19. College of Fine Arts Theatre and Cinematic Arts Department files, 1977-1983.

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/UA666.xml

Custodial History

Donated by the College of Fine Arts and Communications.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; College of Fine Arts and Communications.

Appraisal

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

Processing Information

Processed; James J. Dooley; 1992.
Title
Register of the College of Fine Arts and Communications records
Status
Completed
Author
James J. Dooley
Date
1992
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