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History of the Masters of Social Work

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 5388

Scope and Contents

History documenting the first twenty-five years of the Master's of Social Work degree at Brigham Young University. The volume has information on the mission of the program, the buildings the program has resided in, the directors of the program and class photographs for each graduating class. It also includes a photograph of the 2007-2008 faculty.


  • 1983-2008


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 History of the Masters of Social Work must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

Courses in Social Work began to be offered at Brigham Young University in the 1960s. Eventually the Social Work Program was established in the Department of Sociology. In 1976 the Department of Sociology was renamed the Department of Sociology and Social Work. In 1978 the Department of Social Work was established and in 1985 it became the School of Social Work. Master's degrees in Social Work were offered begining in 1983.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

The University Archives received a copy of Brigham Young University. School of Social Work MSW 25th Year Anniversary 1983-2008 from the director of the School of Social Work in February 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Brigham Young University. School of Social Work; February 2008.


University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Related Materials

See also EPAS Re-Affirmation documents, 2005 (UA 1227) and Historical Files, 1955-1998 (UA 1069).

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; February 2008.

Register of Brigham Young University. School of Social Register of the History of the Masters of Social Work
J. Gordon Daines III
2008 February
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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