Department of Political Science records

Department of Political Science records

Dates: 1965-2007

Consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, student papers, student files, syllabi, self-studies, and reports of the Department of Political Science about political science classes ans research, and administartive activities with the Department of Political Science from 1969 to 2007.

  • Extent: 36 boxes (18 linear ft.). -- 15 cartons (15 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brigham Young University. Department of Political Science. -- Brigham Young University. Department of Government. -- Brigham Young University. Department of Political Science (1921-1979)
  • Call Number: UA 1200
  • 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 (2032) 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 six series: 1. Correspondence and meeting minutes. 2. Department of Government senior papers and files. 3. Student papers. 4. Syllabi. 5. Self-studies. 6. Reports.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Department of Political Science records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: UA 1200; Department of Political Science records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: UA 1200, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transferred from Records Management in installments between 2005 and 2010. Additional materials placed in collection in 2014.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; Records Management; 2005. Transferred; Records Management; March 2010. Found; University Archives; April 2014.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1200.xml
Related Material
See also Department of Political Science records (UA 526), Department of Political Science records (UA 267).
Subject Terms
Colleges and Universities; Education; Political science--Study and teaching--Utah--Provo; Brigham Young University. Department of Political Science; Brigham Young University. Department of Government; Brigham Young University. Department of Political Science (1921-1979); Brigham Young University. Department of Political Science--Archives; Brigham Young University--Students
Genre / Form
Letters; Corporate minutes; Outlines; Reports
Processing Information
Processed; Amanda Jo Lindell; August 2005. Processed; Kayla Quinney; April 2010. Processed; Sarah Markle; May 2014.
Appraisal Information
University records (University Archives Collecting Policy, February 2010).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_UA1200
Finding Aid Title
Department of Political Science records
Finding Aid Author
Amanda Jo Lindell and Kayla Quinney
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-04-13 13:26:46 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
English
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

The Department of Political Science (1921-1979) was an instructional unit at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Political Science was established in 1921 as part of the division of the earlier Department of History and Political Science, and was initially associated with both the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Commerce and Business Administration. The department was responsible for student instruction in the areas of political theory, politics, public administration, comparative government, and international law and relations. In 1954 the department was moved to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, then in 1966 to the College of Social Sciences. The department was reorganized in 1979 and renamed the Department of Government.

Department chairs in political science included chairs, Christen Jensen (1921-1923, and 1936-1948), Thomas C. Romney (1924-1928), Russel B. Swensen (1950-1954), Russel B. Swensen (1954-1955), Richard D. Poll (1955-1957), Stewart L. Grow (1957-1961), Mark W. Cannon (1961-1964), Jesse W. Reeder (1964-1966), John T. Bernhard (1966-1968), Edwin B. Morrell (1968-1970), and Ray C. Hillam (1970-1979).

Administrative History

The Department of Government (1979-1982) was an instructional unit at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Government was formed in 1979 in a reorganization of the earlier Department of Political Science. The unit was responsible for student instruction in the areas of political science, public policy, and justice administration. In 1981 the department was moved from the College of Social Sciences to the newly formed College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. Then, in 1982 the department was again reorganized as the Department of Political Science.

The department chair was F. LaMond Tullis (1981-1982).

Administrative History

The Department of Political Science (1982- ) is an instructional unit at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Political Science was established in a reorganization of the earlier Department of Government in 1982, and is part of the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. The unit provides student instruction in the areas of political science, public policy, and justice administration.

Department chairs of political science have included F. Lamond Tullis (1982-1984), Dennis L. Thompson (1984-1990), Stan A. Taylor (1990-1993), David B. Magleby (1993-1999), Kelly Patterson (1999-2005), Raymond V. Christensen (2005-2008), and Darren G. Hawkins (2008- ).



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