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Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology records

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology records

Dates: 1949-2006

Contains correspondence to and from the department, as well as reports, reviews, minutes, and other materials related to the administration and work of the department. Dates range from 1949 to 2006.

  • Extent: 8 cartons (8 linear ft.). -- 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brigham Young University. Department of Bacteriology. -- Brigham Young University. Department of Microbiology
  • Call Number: UA 1189
  • 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 (until 2031) after the creation of the records 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
Arrangement
Arranged in three series: 1. Department of Microbiology correspondence. 2. Administrative records. 3. Research materials.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology 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 1189; Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 1189, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transfers made from Records Management in May 2005 and April 2013.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; Records Management; May 2005. Transferred; Records Management; April 2013.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1189.xml
Subject Terms
Colleges and Universities; Education
Genre / Form
Corporate minutes; Letters; Reports; Research (Document genres)
Appraisal Information
Part of University Archives; college records (University Archives collecting policy February 2010).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_UA1189
Finding Aid Title
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-08-05T10:44-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

The Department of Microbiology (1968-2003) was created under the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences to provide instruction in the field of biology at a microscopic level.

The Department of Microbiology included courses on introductory microbiology, sanitation and public health, general microbiology laboratory, food microbiology, dairy microbiology, applied clinical diagnosis laboratory, epidemiology, bacterial physiology, pathogenic microbiology, immunology, industrial microbiology, virology, cell and tissue culture techniques, radioactive tracer techniques in biology, and microbial genetics.

The department was administered by a department chair, under direction of the college dean. The department was associated with a number of colleges during its history, including the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences (1968-1983) and the College of Biology and Agriculture (1983-2003). Department chairmen included: Don H. Larsen (1968-1971), David M. Donaldson (1972-78), Richard D. Sagers (1979-1983), James A. North (83-89), Donald N. Wright (1989-1998), and Sauna C. Anderson (1998-2002).

Administrative History

The Department of Bacteriology (1935-1968) at Brigham Young University was an academic instructional unit.

The Department of Bacteriology was established in 1934 as part of the College of Applied Science, and was responsible for teaching bacteriology, soil microbiology, sanitation, public health, and related courses. In 1954 it was moved to College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences. The department was renamed the Department of Microbiology in 1968. Department chairmen included Thomas L. Martin (1935-1949), Dean A. Anderson (1950), Jay V. Beck (1951-1954), Don H. Larsen (1955-1958), David M. Donaldson (1959-1960), Richard D. Sagers (1961-1965), and Don H. Larsen (1966-1968).

Administrative History

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology (est. 2003) was created under the College of Biology and Agriculture and focuses on the study of microscopic organisms.

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology offered majors in clinical laboratory science, microbiology, and molecular biology. Minors included microbiology and molecular biology. Undergraduate courses included: clinical laboratory techniques, general microbiology, microbial genetics, microbial physiology, immunology, medical microbiology, virology, microbial ecology, hematology, immunohematology and coagulation theory, practical hematology, medical parasitology, pathophysiology and laboratory diagnosis in clinical chemistry, and concept application in laboratory medicine.

The department was administered by a department chair, under direction of the college dean. The department was associated with a number of colleges during its history, including the College of Biology and Agriculture (2003-2007) and the College of Life Sciences (2007-). Department chairmen included Alan R. Harker (2002-2005), Brent L. Nielsen (2005-2011), and Laura C. Bridgewater (2011- ).



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