Brigham Young University. Electronic Media Dept.

In 1968 the Electronic Media Dept. was established to oversee all audio and video technology. Dean M. Austin directed the department from its establishment until 1977. In 1977, the Electronic Media Department was put under the jurisdiction of Media Services. Ralph O. Hickenlooper served as director from 1977 to 1993 when the department was abolished and its responsibilities absorbed by Media Services at large.

Variant names

Electronic Media Department


Established: 1968

Abolished: 1993

Location: Provo, Utah (1968-1993)


The Electronic Media Department maintained and installed audio and visual equipment, as well as provided technological support during campus use.

Assets and Administrative Structure

A director led the Electronic Media Department, aided by an assistant director.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. Media Services (1979-1993)

Associated Archival Materials

Brigham Young University Media Services Department Records, 1968-1991 (UA 992)


BYU Faculty-Staff Telephone Directory 1972-73 pg. 9 (Established; Director: Dean M. Austin; Over the maintenance and installation of audio and visual technologies.)

Brigham Young University Telephone Directroy 1993-94 pg. 40, 52 (Electronic Media Department abolished and responsibilities assumed by Media Services at large)

Brigham Young University Telephone Directory 1979-80 pg.15, 31 (Ralph O. Hickenlooper director. Department under Media Services. All telephone directories after 1979 list Hickenlooper as the director until 1993 when the Electronic Media Department was abolished)

Daily universe, Oct. 23, 1968: p. 11 (Electronic Media Department; provided telelecture and remote blackboard services on campus)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2011-00173

Creator: UPB