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Department of Chemistry records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 510

Scope and Contents

Contains the general department files, the Production Department files, and files of the department chair and faculty of the Chemistry Department at Brigham Young University, dated 1927 to 1976. Includes faculty papers of Leo P. Vernon and Hugh W. Peterson.

Dates

  • 1927-1976

Creator

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. Photographs in folders 17 and 18 are condition restricted, items kept in cold storage.

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 specialcollections@byu.edu.

Biographical / Historical

The Department of Chemistry was established and made a department within the School of Arts and Sciences in 1920 when the Church Teachers College was split. In 1921 the department became part of the College of Arts and Sciences, and was later transferred to the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences in 1954. In 1973, the department was moved into the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. The department was disbanded in 1995 to form the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Department chairs included Charles E. Maw (1920-1945), Joseph K. Nicholes (1946-1956), H. Smith Broadbent (1955-1958), Keith P. Anderson (1958-1960); Albert D. Swenson (1960-1964); Loren C. Bryner (1964-1966); J. Rex Goates (1966-1968); K. LeRoi Nelson (1968-1972); Richard T. Hawkins (1973-1975); Eliot A. Butler (1975-1978); Nolan F. Mangelson (Acting Chair 1978-80, Chair 1980-1981); J. Bevan Ott (1981-1990); and Earl M. Woolley (1990-1994).

Extent

16 boxes (8 linear ft.)

2 folders (0.04 linear ft.)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Arranged in nine series: 1. Department of Chemistry chair general records, 1948-1965. 2. Department of Chemistry chair records, 1947-1956. 3. Department of Chemistry chair records, 1951-1961. 4. Department of Chemistry chair records, 1957-1961. 5. Department of Chemistry chair records, 1958-1963. 6. Department of Chemistry chair records, 1961-1964. 7. Production Department records, 1933-1976. 8. Leo P. Vernon faculty papers, approximately 1950-1960. 9. Hugh W. Peterson faculty papers, 1927-1962.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Brigham Young University Department of Chemistry in 1989.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Brigham Young University Department of Chemistry; 1989.

Appraisal

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

Processing Information

Processed; Hollis Scott.

Processing Information

Processed; Karen Glenn; File-level inventory added.

Title
Register of Department of Chemistry records
Status
Under Revision
Author
James Cloward
Date
2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

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

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US