Benjamin F. Cummings papers

Benjamin F. Cummings papers

Dates: 1925-1955

This collection includes a handwritten and typewritten history of the Brigham Young University Department of Modern and Classical Languages, minutes of department conferences, foreign language plays, speeches and articles, class outlines, rolls and gradesheets.

  • Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Cummings, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1884-1969
  • Call Number: UA 171
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Benjamin F. Cummings papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Index/Finding aid Container list available with the collection.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 171; Benjamin F. Cummings papers; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 171, LTPSC.
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File-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Brigham Young University. Department of Modern and Classical Languages--History; Colleges and Universities; Education
Processing Information
Processed; Hollis Scott.
Appraisal Information
Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
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Benjamin F. Cummings papers
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Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-14T16:45-0700
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Biographical/Historical note

Benjamin F. Cummings was a professor of Classical Languages at Brigham Young University, 1920-1951. Professor B.F. Cummings was a professor of foreign languages at B.Y.U. for 34 years with French as a specialty. He fostered several language groups, aided in their play production and took part in a number of B.Y.U. faculty plays. He also was chairman of the Eligibility Committee.

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