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Department of Independent Study Programs records

Department of Independent Study Programs records

Dates: 1957-2009

Materials include records and information from the Department of Independent Study Programs. The materials include reports, correspondence, minutes, notes, outlines, catalogs, calendars, scrapbooks, and manuals dated 1957 to 2009.

  • Extent: 6 oversize folders (0.5 linear ft.). -- 2 cartons (2 linear ft.). -- 58 boxes (29 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brigham Young University. Department of Independent Study Programs
  • Call Number: UA 979
  • 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: Access restricted. Closed for 25 years (until 2034) 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
Collection has been arranged into twelve series. 1. Department of Independent Study Programs administrative records, 1972-1978. 2. Department of Independent Study Programs seminar records, 1972-1978. 3. Department of Independent Study Programs Independent Study syllabi, 1975-1979. 4. Department of Independent Study Programs development records, 1957-1995. 5. Department of Independent Study Programs secretarial notes, 1957-1991. 6. Department of Independent Study Programs handbooks, 1959-1991. 7. Department of Independent Study Programs course and instructor records, 1975-1995. 8. Department of Independent Study Programs catalogs, 1973-1994. 9. Department of Independent Study Programs Educator resource guide, 2006-2007. 10. Department of Independent Study Programs High School records, 1974-2006. 11. Department of Independent Study Programs calendars, 2006-2009. 12. Department of Independent Study Programs scrapbook, 1971 and 1978. The materials have been left in the original order in which they were found. This order appears to be grouped by subject with some materials being chronological or alphabetical.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Department of Independent Study Programs 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 979; Department of Independent Study Programs records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 979, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transferred from Records Management in June 2002. Transferred from Records Management in October 2006. Transferred from Independent Study in September 2008. Transferred from Records Management in June 2009. Found in the University Archives in July 2009. Found in the University Archives in July 2009.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; Records Management; June 2002. Transferred; Records Management; October 2006. Transferred; Independent Study; September 2008. Transferred; Records Management; June 2009. Found; University Archives; July 2009. Found; University Archives; July 2009.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA979.xml
Subject Terms
Brigham Young University. Department of Independent Study Programs--History; Colleges and Universities; Continuing education--Utah--Provo--History--Sources; Education
Genre / Form
Academic catalogs; Calendars; Corporate minutes; Letters; Manuals (Handbooks); Notes; Outlines; Reports; Scrapbooks
Processing Information
Processed; J. Gordon Daines III and Brian Shull; June 2002. Processed; Matthew Leavitt; October 2006. Revised; Elizabeth West; September 2008. Processed; Elizabeth West; September 2008. Processed; Matthew Leavitt; June and July 2009. Processed; Kayla Quinney; August 2009.
Appraisal Information
Department records (University Archives collecting policy July 2003).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_UA979
Finding Aid Title
Department of Independent Study Programs records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Matthew Leavitt
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-21T13:57-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

Brigham Young University Independent Study (1979-) is a department at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Independent Study Programs was established in 1979. It was previously known as Home Study. Independent Study is under the supervision of a director who reports directly to the dean of the Division of Continuing Education. The directors of the department are as follows: Orson B. Roper (1981-1982), Richard C. Eddy (1982-1985), Ralph A. Rowley (1985-1994), R. Dwight Laws (1994-2009), and Justin K. Johansen (2009- ).

Through its Independent Study program, BYU offers more than 300 college-level credit courses, providing practical and convenient solutions for students with scheduling problems and for working students, armed forces personnel, and others who cannot take all their classes in residence.



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