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College of Humanities dean records

Identifier: UA 1123

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, department files, administrative files, meeting minutes, reports and other materials that document the functioning of the Dean's Office of the College of Humanities and the history of the college. Includes material from the College Administrative Council. Materials dated 1964-2006.


  • 1964-2005


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 70 years from the end date of the administration, 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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

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 humanities, 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), John R. Rosenberg (2006-2015), and J. Scott Miller (2015- ).


31 boxes (15.5 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in three series: 1. College of Humanities correspondence, 1980-2000. 2. College Administrative Council records, 1985-2005. 3. College of Humanities administrative records, 1964-2006.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in August 2004. Transferred by Shasta Hamilton, College of Humanities, in December 2021.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; College of Humanities; December 2021.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; August 2004.


Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Linda Roberts and Katie S. Schmidt; 2004.

Processing Information

Processed; Karen Glenn; 2023. Addendum added.

  • Contains notes, curriculum development, bibliographies, drafts, and other documents produced by Cheryl Brown in relation to her research as a faculty member. Materials date from between 1970 and 1988. Includes audiocassettes and one videocassette.
  • TESOL newsletters/publications, 1976-1990; HR material, including faculty and staff evaluations, hiring materials
Register of College of Humanities dean records
Under Revision
Jennifer Kim
2011 September 13
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