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English Department records

Identifier: UA 1208

Scope and Contents

Contains materials from the English Department dating 1984-2004. These materials include correspondence, course outlines, reports, minutes, and theses.


  • 1984-2004


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from English Department records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The English Department of Brigham Young University is a part of the College of Humanities. When the College of Humanities was established in 1965 it consisted of four original areas of study, with English being the largest department in the College as well as on campus. At that time the English Department was housed primarily in the Jesse Knight Building, with the faculty occupying most of the annex of the same building. Although the College of Humanities was founded in 1965, the English Department had been an integral part of the University from the beginning when BYU was first started.


14 cartons (14 linear ft.)

3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged into four series: 1. English Department course outlines, 1987-2004. 2. English Department departmental records, 1984-1998. 3. English Department graduate department files, 1989-2003. 4. English Department faculty files, 1984-1999.

The materials have been left in the original order in which they were found. This order appears to be grouped by subject with most of the materials in chronological order.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in August 2005. Additional materials transferred from Records Management in April 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; August 2005.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; April 2009.


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

Related Materials

See also Brigham Young University. English Dept. Composition Office correspondence, 1982-1984 (UA SC 12).

See also Brigham Young University. English Dept. records, 1934-1935 (UA 20).

See also Brigham Young University. English Dept. Department chair records, 1951-1972 (UA 573).

Processing Information

Processed; Amanda Jo Lindell; September 2005.

Processing Information

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; April 2009.

Register of English Department 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. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US