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Graduate School records on general education, 1972-1981

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1141 Series 3

Scope and Contents

Materials focus on the Graduate Studies relationship with the general education requirements of the University, dating from 1972 to 1981. This series focuses on the coordination of the curriculum of undergraduate and graduate programs. Materials include correspondence from 1972-1981, information from various committees (Advisory Committee, Evaluations Committee, and Planning Committee), and graduation requirements for Associate and Bachelor's degrees.

Dates

  • 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.

Extent

7 folders

3 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Arranged according to content.

Other Finding Aids

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

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1141.xml

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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