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College of Fine Arts and Communications records

College of Fine Arts and Communications records

Dates: 1949-1984

Includes correspondence of Dean Lael J. Woodbury.

  • Extent: 50 boxes (25 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Woodbury, Lael J. (Lael Jay), 1927
  • Call Number: UA 666
  • 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: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
The collection is divided into nineteen series: 1. College of Fine Arts art files, 1965-1983; 2. College of Fine Arts college centers files, 1964-1981; 3. College of Fine Arts communications files, 1969-1983; 4. College of Fine Arts correspondence, 1965-1983; 5. College of Fine Arts Daily Universe files, 1969-1983; 6. College of Fine Arts Dance Department files, 1980; 7. College of Fine Arts Design Department files, 1980-1983; 8. College of Fine Arts development project files, 1969-1979; 9. College of Fine Arts Environmental Design Department files, 1968-1972; 10. College of Fine Arts faculty files, 1949-1984; 11. College of Fine Arts general college files, 1963-1983; 12. College of Fine Arts Harris Fine Arts Center files, 1965-1980; 13. College of Fine Arts minutes, 1959-1982; 14. College of Fine Arts Mormon Festival of the Arts files, 1970-1983; 15. College of Fine Arts Music Department files, 1970-1983; 16. College of Fine Arts publications, 1971-1975; 17. College of Fine Arts Speech Department files, 1971-1974; 18. College of Fine Arts Speech and Dramatic Arts Department files, 1968-1975; and 19. College of Fine Arts Theatre and Cinematic Arts Department files, 1977-1983.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the College of Fine Arts and Communications 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 666; College of Fine Arts and Communications records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: UA 666, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by the College of Fine Arts and Communications.
Acquisition Information
Donated; College of Fine Arts and Communications.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA666.xml
Subject Terms
Woodbury, Lael J. (Lael Jay), 1927---Correspondence; Colleges and Universities; Education
Genre / Form
Corporate minutes; Files (Records); Letters
Processing Information
Processed; James J. Dooley; 1992.
Appraisal Information
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
College of Fine Arts and Communications records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by James J. Dooley
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-18T13:35-0700
Finding Aid Language
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

The College of Fine Arts was organized in 1925 with Gerrit de Jong, Jr., as the first dean. He remained dean until 1959 when he was succeeded by Conan Mathews. In 1963 the college became the College of Fine Arts and Communications. Mathews retired in 1966 and was succeeded by Clawson Cannon who served one year as acting dean until the appointment of Lorin F. Wheelright as dean in 1967. He served as dean until 1974 when he was succeeded by Lael J. Woodbury who was succeeded in 1982 by the current dean, James A. Mason. Currently, the college consists of the departments of Art, Communications, Design, Music, and Theatre and Cinematic Arts.

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