Brigham Young University. Dept. of Secretarial Training

In 1951 the Department of Secretarial Practice was changed to the Dept. of Secretarial Training. The department was designed for prospective teachers with a business emphasis. Department Chairmen included Evan M. Croft (1951-1954) and Lars G. Crandall (1955-1956).

Variant names

Brigham Young University. College of Commerce. Dept. of Secretarial Training


Established: 1951

Abolished: 1956

Location: Provo, Utah (1951-1956)


The Dept. of Secretarial Training included classes on shorthand, typewriting, mechanical business letters and forms, office machines, business English, principles of marketing, business correspondence and report writing, office techniques, secretarial procedures, office organization and management, personnel administration, fundamentals of business education, court reporting, and methods of teaching typewriting, shorthand, and bookkeeping.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The department was administered by a department chair, under direction of the college dean.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. College of Commerce (1951-1956)

Earlier unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Secretarial Practice (1951)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Business Education and Office Management (1956)


Brigham Young University Annual Catalog, 1951-1952: p. 112 (purpose and course offerings)

Brigham Young University The First One Hundred Years, 1975: v. 4 p. 506 (Evan M. Croft 1951-1954) (Lars G. Crandall 1955-1956)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2009-00283

Creator: RSP