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Graduate School administrative records, 1972-1981

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1141 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Materials focus on the administration of the Graduate School from 1972 to 1981. Materials include minutes of meetings, correspondence of the Graduate School administration, the curriculum, and committee minutes. The focus of the Administration was the coordination of the Graduate programs and the financial situation of the Graduate programs. Personal files from Dean Chauncey C. Riddle (1970-1980) are also included.


  • 1972-1981


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

Administrative History

The Graduate School (1929-1986) was to develop, coordinate and operate the graduate programs at Brigham Young University. The Graduate School also worked with coordinating and planning so that undergraduate and graduate level classes would be compatible for the university. The Graduate School was renamed Graduate Studies.

The Graduate School was established in 1929 to fulfill the need of education past the bachelor's degree. It operated under the guidance of a Dean. It also was under the guidance of a faculty-based council; the Council of the Graduate School (1946-1950), the General Committee of the Graduate School (1950-1957), and the Graduate Council (1957- ). The School also was under review of the President of the University. The following have served as Deans of the Graduate School: Christen Jensen (1929-1949), Asahel Woodruff (1949-1953), Christen Jensen (1953-1954), George Hansen (1954-57), A. Smith Pond (1957-1959), Wesley P. Lloyd (1960-1970), Chauncey C. Riddle (1970-1980). In 1986, the collection of graduate programs was renamed Graduate Studies. The Graduate School served as the central administrative body for the graduate programs at Brigham Young University. It officiated admissions, graduation, and acted as a liaison between the departments, students, and University. The programs within the School offered degrees at the Masters and Doctoral level. The School, Council, and University president worked together to establish graduation requirements, curriculum guidelines, and admissions standards.

The Graduate School operated directly under a Dean. In addition to the Dean, the school also was under the administration of a faculty-based council, as well as the review of the University president.

Biographical History

Chauncey Cazier Riddle (born 1926) was a philosophy professor and university administrator in Utah.

Chauncey Cazier Riddle was born on December 18, 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Alfred Levi and Frances Gazier Riddle. He served briefly in the armed forces before attending Brigham Young University, where he graduated with his bachelor's degree in 1947. He continued his education at Columbia University, earning a master's degree in 1951 and his Ph.D. in philosophy in 1958. He started working at Brigham Young University in 1952, working at the university for forty years as a philosophy professor, as chair of the graduate program in Religious Instruction, as dean of the Graduate School, and as an Assistant Academic Vice President.


2 boxes

2 folders

Language of Materials



Arranged according to content.

Other Finding Aids

Finding aid available online and in the Special Collections Reference area.

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File-level inventory available online.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US