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Department of Visual Arts records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 322

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, minutes of meetings, memoranda, curriculum outlines and budget reports concerning departmental developments and procedures, 1966-1974. The collection also includes slides used for Interior Design classes and presentations including slides on color, architecture, textiles, flooring, lighting, furniture, walls, and other elements of design, and various time periods including English Tutor, Greek Revival, Victorian, Art Deco, Georgian, colonial style, post-war, Arts and Crafts, and Modern interior design, 1980-2007.

Dates

  • 1966-2007

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 Department of Visual Arts records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Department of Visual Arts was established as a part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications in 1996. Two previously existing departments, the Department of Art and the Department of Design, were merged to form the Department of Visual Arts. The Department Chairs have included Michael D. Day (1996-1998), Mark J. Johnson (1998-2004), John W. Telford (2004-2006), and Linda Sullivan (2006).

Administrative History

The Department of Design was established in 1981 and was part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications. Previously the curriculum for design was in the Department of Art and Design and the Department of Interior Environment. In 1996 the department merged with the Department of Art to form the new Department of Visual Arts. Department Chairmen for Design included Michael C. Graves (1981-1982), W. Douglas Stout (1982-1987, 1989-1992), John W. Sipherd (1987-1989), and Robert T. Barrett (1992-1996).

Administrative History

The Department of Art and Design (1973-1981) was a department in the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Art and Design was established in 1973 and was part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications. Those who served as Department Chairmen were: Douglas Stout (1973-1977) and Robert L. Marshall (1977-1981). In 1981 the department was split into two separate departments; namely, the Department of Art and the Department of Design.

A degree with emphasis on a professional specialty is offered to students to prepare them for a career in one of the disciplines of the arts. The Dept. of Art and Design offers four degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts.

Administrative History

The Department of Interior Environment was formed in 1975 in a reorganization of the earlier Department of Interior Design. The unit was responsible for instructing students in the creation of interior home environments, and reported to the College of Family Living. Department chairs included Robert Edgar Dansie (1975-1978) and John W. Siperd (1978-1981). In 1981, the department was merged into the newly formed Department of Design.

Administrative History

The Department of Interior Design was formed in 1973 in a reorganization of the earlier Department of Environmental Design. The unit was responsible for instructing students in the creation of interior home environments, and reported to the College of Family Living. The department chair was Phyllis Allen. In 1975, the department was again renamed as the Department of Interior Environment.

Administrative History

The Department of Environmental Design was established in 1970 in the College of Family Living as part of a reorganization of the Department of Housing and and Home Management. Milo R. Baughman served as department chairman. In 1973 the department was renamed the Department of Interior Design.

Administrative History

The Department of Housing and Home Management was formed when the Department of Housing and Design and the Department of Economics and Management of the Home were combined. Stephen Stanford (1960-1964) and Jenniev Poulson (1964-1970) served as chairmen.

Extent

2 cartons (2 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language

English

Arrangement

Retained its original order.

Custodial History

Initial installment found in the University Archives stacks in June 2011, with an additional installment transferred from Records Management in June 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found; University Archives stacks; June 2011.

Transferred; Records Management; June 2011.

Appraisal

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

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth West; June 2011.
Title
Register of the Department of Visual Arts records
Status
Completed
Author
Elizabeth West
Date
2011 June 28
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.

Revision Statements

  • 2011 July 6: Addendum of 2 cartons of slides added by Elizabeth West.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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