Department of History records

Department of History records

Dates: 1960-1991

Collection contains meeting minutes, correspondence, budgets, faculty files, oral histories, historical files, and proposals related to the department. Includes information on faculty-student relations, faculty tenure and advancement, the history of the department, and departmental goals. Also includes biographical research on the life of J. Reuben Clark. Materials date from between 1960 and 1991.

  • Extent: 28 boxes (14 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: UA 1113
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Restricted. Closed for 25 years after the creation of the records (1991) and thereafter open to the public after consultation with the University Archivist and in accordance with the General Restriction Statement of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Department of History records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 1113; Department of History records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 1113, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transfer from Records Management, July 2004.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; Records Management; 2004.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1113.xml
Related Material
See also the Department of History records (UA 680).
Subject Terms
Colleges and Universities; Education; Provo (Utah)
Genre / Form
Letters; Oral histories; Photographs; Reports
Appraisal Information
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_UA1113
Finding Aid Title
Department of History records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-16T04:32-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

The Department of History is an instructional unit at Brigham Young University.

The Department of History was established in 1921 as part of the College of Arts and Sciences, and was later transferred to College of Humanities and Social Sciences (1954), the College of Social Sciences (1965), and College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences (1981). It is responsible for providing instruction in history, including American and world history topics. Department chairs have included Christen Jensen (1921-1923, 1929-1948), William Snow (1924-1928), Russel B. Swensen (1949-1955), Richard D. Poll (1955-1958), Eugene E. Campbell (1958-1959, 1960-1968), De Lamar Jensen (1968-1973), Ted J. Warner (1973-1982), James B. Allen (1982-1987), Paul B. Pixton (1987-1994), Kendall W. Brown (1994-2000), Frank W. Fox (2000-2003), Neil L. York (2003-2006), Arnold H. Green (2006-2008), Shawn W. Miller (2008-2010), and Donald Harreld (2010- ).



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Cory Nimer
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