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Department of Educational Administration records

Department of Educational Administration records

Dates: 1957-1982

Contains master copies of educational tests as well as reports of doctoral candidates' final tests, files on graduate students, department files, correspondence, minutes, and budget information. Materials date from between 1957 and 1982.

  • Extent: 6 cartons (6 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brigham Young University. Department of Education (1970-1972). -- Brigham Young University. Department of Educational Administration (1922-1962). -- Brigham Young University. Graduate Department of Education
  • Call Number: UA 5317
  • 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 (2007) 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 four series: 1. Research files. 2. Dissertation. 3. Faculty and student records. 4. Meeting minutes.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Department of Educational Administration 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 5317; Department of Educational Administration records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 5317, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Found in the University Archives stacks in August of 2007.
Acquisition Information
Found; University Archives stacks; August 2007.
Subject Terms
Colleges and Universities; Education; School management and organization--Study and teaching--Utah--Provo
Genre / Form
Budgets; Corporate minutes; Letters; Student records
Processing Information
Processed; Stephanie Christiansen; August 2007. Processed; Elizabeth West; May 2008.
Appraisal Information
The Brigham Young University Archives is the repository for the non-current records of Brigham Young University. (Documentation Policy of the Brigham Young University Archives, July 2003).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_UA5317
Finding Aid Title
Department of Educational Administration records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Sarah Flinders
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-09-12T14:19-0600
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

The Department of Educational Administration was an instructional unit at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Educational Administration was established in 1922 in the newly formed College of Education. It offered courses in elementary, secondary, and rural school administration, including finance, personnel management, supervision, and research techniques. In 1925 the department absorbed portions of the Department of Vocational Education, and in 1955 parts of the Department of Education. Department chairs included Hugh M. Woodward (1922-1923), L. John Nuttall (1924-1928), Joseph Sudweeks (1929-1930), Asael C. Lambert (1931-1947), Reuben D. Law (1948-1954), Owen L. Barnett (1955), Percy E Burrup (1956-1957), and Keith R. Oaks (1958-1962). The unit later merged with departments of Educational Administration, Educational Philosophy and Programs, and Educational Research and Services to form Graduate Department of Education in 1962.

Administrative History

The Graduate Department of Education was an instructional unit at Brigham Young University.

The Graduate Department of Education was established in the College of Education in 1962, resulting from a merger of the departments of Educational Administration, Educational Philosophy and Programs, and Educational Research and Services. The unit was responsible for instruction in school administration, supervision, curriculum development, educational psychology, and associated fields. It offered graduate degrees at the master's and doctorate levels. Department chairmen included Keith R. Oakes (1962-1964), Robert L. Egbert (1964-1966), and Curtis Van Alfen (1968-1970). In 1970 the unit merged with the Department of Teacher Education to form the Department of Education.

Administrative History

The Department of Education was an instructional unit at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Education was formed in 1970 in a merger of the Department of Teacher Education and the Graduate Department of Education of the College of Education. The department prepared teachers in the areas of elementary, secondary, and special education. It was administered by Curtis Van Alfen as department chair, under the direction of the college dean. In 1972 the unit was again split to form the departments of Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education and Foundations.

Administrative History

The Department of Educational Administration was an instructional unit at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Educational Administration was established in 1972, in a reorganization of the earlier Department of Education in the College of Education. The department was responsible for graduate-level instruction in school administration and supervision. The department chairs included Ralph B. Smith (1972-1977), F. Delmar Wadsen (1977-1982), Glen F. Ovard (1982-1984), Dan W. Andersen (1984-1985), and F. Delmar Wadsen (1985-1986). In 1986 the department was renamed as the Department of Educational Leadership.



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