Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology records
Scope and Contents
Contains correspondence to and from the department, as well as reports, reviews, minutes, and other materials related to the administration and work of the department. Dates range from 1949 to 2006.
- Brigham Young University. Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology (creator, Organization)
- Brigham Young University. Department of Microbiology (creator, Organization)
- Brigham Young University. Department of Bacteriology (creator, Organization)
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 Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
The Department of Bacteriology (1935-1968) at Brigham Young University was an academic instructional unit.
The Department of Bacteriology was established in 1934 as part of the College of Applied Science, and was responsible for teaching bacteriology, soil microbiology, sanitation, public health, and related courses. In 1954 it was moved to College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences. The department was renamed the Department of Microbiology in 1968. Department chairmen included Thomas L. Martin (1935-1949), Dean A. Anderson (1950), Jay V. Beck (1951-1954), Don H. Larsen (1955-1958), David M. Donaldson (1959-1960), Richard D. Sagers (1961-1965), and Don H. Larsen (1966-1968).
The Department of Microbiology (1968-2003) was created under the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences to provide instruction in the field of biology at a microscopic level.
The Department of Microbiology included courses on introductory microbiology, sanitation and public health, general microbiology laboratory, food microbiology, dairy microbiology, applied clinical diagnosis laboratory, epidemiology, bacterial physiology, pathogenic microbiology, immunology, industrial microbiology, virology, cell and tissue culture techniques, radioactive tracer techniques in biology, and microbial genetics.
The department was administered by a department chair, under direction of the college dean. The department was associated with a number of colleges during its history, including the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences (1968-1983) and the College of Biology and Agriculture (1983-2003). Department chairmen included: Don H. Larsen (1968-1971), David M. Donaldson (1972-78), Richard D. Sagers (1979-1983), James A. North (83-89), Donald N. Wright (1989-1998), and Sauna C. Anderson (1998-2002).
The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology (est. 2003) was created under the College of Biology and Agriculture and focuses on the study of microscopic organisms.
The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology offered majors in clinical laboratory science, microbiology, and molecular biology. Minors included microbiology and molecular biology. Undergraduate courses included: clinical laboratory techniques, general microbiology, microbial genetics, microbial physiology, immunology, medical microbiology, virology, microbial ecology, hematology, immunohematology and coagulation theory, practical hematology, medical parasitology, pathophysiology and laboratory diagnosis in clinical chemistry, and concept application in laboratory medicine.
The department was administered by a department chair, under direction of the college dean. The department was associated with a number of colleges during its history, including the College of Biology and Agriculture (2003-2007) and the College of Life Sciences (2007-). Department chairmen included Alan R. Harker (2002-2005), Brent L. Nielsen (2005-2011), and Laura C. Bridgewater (2011- ).
8 cartons (8 linear ft.)
4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Arranged in three series: 1. Department of Microbiology correspondence. 2. Administrative records. 3. Research materials.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1189.xml
Transfers made from Records Management in May 2005 and April 2013.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred; Records Management; May 2005.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred; Records Management; April 2013.
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Processed; Joseph Wiest; April 2013.
- Register of Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology records
- Rose Frank
- 2011 August 30
- 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.
- 2013 April 30: Addendum of 1 cartons added, various notes added and revised, date ranges expanded, series and subseries levels added; Joseph Wiest.