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Department of Art chair records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 662

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence of the Dean, Chair, and faculty meeting minutes. Also administrative records concerning curriculum, Mormon Arts Festival, part-time faculty, faculty advancement, and other items and issues.


  • 1955-1981


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

Administrative History

The Department of Art was organized in 1906 with Elbert H. Eastmond as the first chairman. Succeeding chairs have been Bent F. Larson, Conan Mathews, J. Roman Andrus, Richard L. Gunn, Glen A. Turner, and Floyd E. Breinholt. In 1972, most of the programs of the former Department of Environmental Design were transferred to the Department of Art and its name was changed to the Department of Art and Design. W. Douglas Stout was the first chair and was succeeded by Robert L. Marshall. In 1981 the department was divided into the Department of Design with W. Douglas Stout as chair. Both men remain chairs of their respective departments.


8 boxes (4 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in six series: 1. Art Department correspondence, 1967-1981; 2. Art Department minutes, 1955-1980; 3. Art Department general files, 1960-1981; 4. Art Department faculty files, 1970-1979; 5. Art Department individual faculty files, 1967-1980; and 6. Art Department part-time faculty files, 1957-1980.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Materials were transferred from the private collection of the donor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Department of Art.


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

Processing Information

Processed; James J. Dooley; 2002.

Register of the Department of Art chair records
James J. Dooley
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.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US