Skip to main content

College of Humanities records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5390

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, reports, and minutes from the College of Humanities dated 1991-2006. The materials pertain to College Administrative Council meetings and retreats, Joseph F. Smith Building information, commencement, and the work of the dean.


  • 1991-2006


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

Administrative History

The College of Humanities (1965- ) functions to provide a liberal education for students at Brigham Young University as well as opportunities for pedagogical preparation.

The College of Humanities was created in 1965, through a division of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The college consisted of four areas: the Department of English, the Department of Languages, a small inter-departmental program in humanities, and another inter-departmental program in Latin American Studies. In addition to providing degrees in the humanitites, the college prepares leaders and teachers in these subjects, initially emphasizing the study of languages, both English and foreign, and on the cultures and achievements in art and thought of the people who use these languages.

The College of Fine Arts and Communications has been the administering body for the following departments and schools: English, Humanities, Languages, Latin-American Studies, Linguistics, Classical and Asian Languages, French and Italian, Germanic and Slavic Languages, Spanish and Portuguese, Asian and Slavic Languages, Classical, Biblical, and Middle Eastern Languages. Germanic Languages, Humanities and Comparative Literature, American Studies, Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature, Linguistics and Special Languages, Mexican American Studies, Philosophy, Asian Studies, Asian and Near Eastern Languages, Germanic and Slavic Languages, Linguistics, French and Italian Languages, Spanish and Portuguese Languages, and Linguistics and English Language. The college is administered by a dean under the direction of the university president.

College deans have included: Bruce B. Clark (1966-1982), Richard H. Cracroft (1982-1987), Todd A. Britsch (1987-1991), Marry Anne Rich (1992-1993), Randall L. Jones (1993-1998), Van C. Gessel (1998-1999), and John R. Rosenberg (2006-).


7 cartons (7 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Contains two series: 1. College of Humanities records, 1991-2006. 2. College of Humanities dean records, 1991-1997.

The materials were left in the order in which they were found. This order appears to be grouped by subject with some materials in chronological and alphabetical order.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in installments between 2008 and 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; February 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; July 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; May 2012.


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

Related Materials

See also Brigham Young University College of Humanities, 1960-1997 (UA 1217).

Processing Information

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; February 2008 and July 2009.

Processing Information

Processed; Dani Peterson; May 2012.

Register of College of Humanities 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.

Revision Statements

  • 2012 May 10: Materials added by Dani Peterson.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US