Department of History records

Department of History records

Dates: 1947-1973

Includes department chair files, student and instructor papers, exams and notes.

  • Extent: 8 boxes (4 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: UA 577
  • 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 (1998) 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 nine series: 1. Chair correspondence. 2. Chair records. 3. George M. Addy history exams and class notes. 4. R. Kent Fielding class instructor papers. 5. Sample tests. 6. Chair records. 7. Chair records. 8. George M. Addy lecture notes. 9. Chair records.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Department of History records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: UA 577; Department of History records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: UA 577, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transferred by the History Department.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; History Department.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA577.xml
Subject Terms
Colleges and Universities; Education; History, Ancient--Study and teaching--Utah--Provo; History--Study and teaching--Utah--Provo
Genre / Form
Examinations; Letters; Memorandums
Processing Information
Processed; James Cloward.
Appraisal Information
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_UA577
Finding Aid Title
Department of History records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by James Cloward
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-03T04:10-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
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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