College of Fine Arts and Communications records
Scope and Contents
Contains administrative records on the College of Fine Arts, including the correspondence of dean Lael J. Woodbury. Materials date from between 1951 and 1983.
- Brigham Young University. College of Fine Arts and Communications (creator, Organization)
- Woodbury, Lael J. (Lael Jay), 1927-2013 (contributor, Person)
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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at email@example.com.
Biographical / Historical
The College of Fine Arts was organized in 1925 with Gerrit de Jong, Jr., as the first dean. He remained dean until 1959 when he was succeeded by Conan Mathews. In 1963 the college became the College of Fine Arts and Communications. Mathews retired in 1966 and was succeeded by Clawson Cannon who served one year as acting dean until the appointment of Lorin F. Wheelright as dean in 1967. He served as dean until 1974 when he was succeeded by Lael J. Woodbury who was succeeded in 1982 by the current dean, James A. Mason. Currently, the college consists of the departments of Art, Communications, Design, Music, and Theatre and Cinematic Arts.
50 boxes (25 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Arranged in nineteen series: 1. College of Fine Arts art files, 1965-1983; 2. College of Fine Arts college centers files, 1964-1981; 3. College of Fine Arts communications files, 1969-1983; 4. College of Fine Arts correspondence, 1965-1983; 5. College of Fine Arts Daily Universe files, 1969-1983; 6. College of Fine Arts Dance Department files, 1980; 7. College of Fine Arts Design Department files, 1980-1983; 8. College of Fine Arts development project files, 1969-1979; 9. College of Fine Arts Environmental Design Department files, 1968-1972; 10. College of Fine Arts faculty files, 1949-1984; 11. College of Fine Arts general college files, 1963-1983; 12. College of Fine Arts Harris Fine Arts Center files, 1965-1980; 13. College of Fine Arts minutes, 1959-1982; 14. College of Fine Arts Mormon Festival of the Arts files, 1970-1983; 15. College of Fine Arts Music Department files, 1970-1983; 16. College of Fine Arts publications, 1971-1975; 17. College of Fine Arts Speech Department files, 1971-1974; 18. College of Fine Arts Speech and Dramatic Arts Department files, 1968-1975; 19. College of Fine Arts Theatre and Cinematic Arts Department files, 1977-1983.
Other Finding Aids
A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA666.xml
Donated by the College of Fine Arts and Communications.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; College of Fine Arts and Communications.
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Processed; James J. Dooley; 1992.
- Register of the College of Fine Arts and Communications 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