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Department of Economics records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1231

Scope and Contents

Contains faculty memos, correspondence, and periodicals. Primarily composed of reports sent to the American Journal of Agricultural Economics for review, and perhaps to be published in magazines and journals of economics.


  • 1973-1986


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

Administrative History

The Brigham Young Economics Department has been in existence almost since the school first began in 1875. Between 1957 and 1973, at the advent of computers, the undergraduate offerings in this department jumped from five courses to twenty-four, the full-time faculty increased approximately 250 percent, and the number of faculty with doctorates more than quadrupled. Economics examines how societies choose to allocate scarce resources among competing uses. A broad range of contemporary policy issues are studied in fields such as: food, agriculture, and natural resource economics; economic development and growth, international trade and finance, economic history, the organization of industries, the development and efficiency of law, business cycles, labor markets, and public and private finance.


15 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management, November 2005.


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

Register of Department of Economics records
Jennifer Kim
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.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US