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The College of Arts and Sciences, previously known as the School of Arts and Sciences, was established within Brigham Young University in 1921. In 1925, some of its departments were transferred into the newly-established College of Fine Arts.  The College of Arts and Sciences continued in operation until 1954 when it split into three separate colleges: the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences, and the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences. Between 1921 and 1954 the deans of the college were Martin P. Henderson, Carl F. Eyring, and George H. Hansen.
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The College of Arts and Sciences, previously known as the School of Arts and Sciences, was established within Brigham Young University in 1921. In 1925, some of its departments were transferred into the newly-established College of Fine Arts.  The College of Arts and Sciences continued in operation until 1954 when it split into three separate colleges: the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences, and the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences. Between 1921 and 1954 the deans of the college were Martin P. Henderson (1921-1924), Carl F. Eyring (1925-1951), and George H. Hansen (acting dean, 1951-1954).
  
 
==Description==
 
==Description==

Latest revision as of 14:15, 22 November 2021

The College of Arts and Sciences, previously known as the School of Arts and Sciences, was established within Brigham Young University in 1921. In 1925, some of its departments were transferred into the newly-established College of Fine Arts. The College of Arts and Sciences continued in operation until 1954 when it split into three separate colleges: the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences, and the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences. Between 1921 and 1954 the deans of the college were Martin P. Henderson (1921-1924), Carl F. Eyring (1925-1951), and George H. Hansen (acting dean, 1951-1954).

Description

Established: 1921

Abolished: 1954

Location: Provo, Utah (1921-1954)

Functions

The College of Arts and Sciences was organized to provide a broad and liberal education to enable students to succeed in a complex civilization. The college also provided specialized studies in engineering, medicine, law, religion, politics, and social leadership.

Assets and Administrative Structure

During its years of operation, the College of Arts and Sciences was the administering body for the following departments and divisions: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Sociology, English, Theology, Religious Education, Modern Languages and Latin, History, Mathematics, Political Science, Physics, Psychology, Public Speaking, Agriculture, Business Administration, Financing and Banking, Home Economics, Mechanic Arts, Music, Physical Education, Geology and Geography, Modern Languages and Latin, Botany, Zoology and Entomology, Modern and Classical Languages, Rural and Social Economics, Bacteriology, Journalism, Archaeology, Air Science, Engineering Sciences. The College was divided into the following divisions for registration purposes only: Biological Science Division, Physical Science Division, Social Science Division, Language Division, and the General Course Division. The college was administered by a dean under the direction of the president of the university.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University (1921-1954)

Earlier unit: Brigham Young University. School of Arts and Sciences (1920-1921)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. College of Fine Arts (1925)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences (1954)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. College of Humanities and Social Sciences (1954)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. College of Physical and Engineering Sciences (1954)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Art (1920-1973) (1921-1925)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Biology (1920-1925) (1921-1925)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Chemistry (1921-1954)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Economics (1921-1923)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Sociology (1921-1960) (1921-1954)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. English Dept. (1921-1954)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Theology (1921-1929) (1921-1929)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Religious Education (1929-1932)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Modern Languages and Latin (1921-1926)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of History (1921-1954)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Mathematics (1921-1954)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Political Science (1921-1979) (1921-1954)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Physics (1921-1954)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Psychology (1921-1954)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Public Speaking (1921-1922)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Public Speaking and Dramatic Arts (1922-1925)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Agriculture (1920-1922) (1921-1922)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Home Economics (1920-1922) (1921-1922)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Mechanics (1921-1922)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Music (1921-1925)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Physical Education (1920-1946) (1921-1932)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Social and Recreational Leadership (1921-1922)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Geology and Geography (1921-1954)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Botany (1925-1954)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Zoology and Entomology (1925-1954)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages (1926-1954)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Rural Social Economics (1929-1930)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Bacteriology (1937-1954)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Journalism (1941-1954)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Archaeology (1947-1954)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Air Science (1953-1954)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Engineering Sciences (1952-1954)

Associated Archival Materials

[Dr. Carl F. Eyring, ca. 1924] (UAP 2 Folder 100)

[Dr. Martin P. Henderson, ca. 1921] (UAP 2 Folder 100)

[President Harris and the College of Arts and Sciences faculty, 1928] (UAP 2 Folder 102)

[Four great physicists of Brigham Young University, 1950s] (UAP 2 Folder 137)

[Carl F. Eyring Science Center, 1950] (UAP 2 Folder 181)

Gradebook for Physics 1, Fall, 1950 (UA 176)

Papers, 1943-1950 (UA 507)

Papers, 1951-1959 (UA 509)

Sources

Brigham Young University Quarterly Annual Catalogue, 1921: p. 6 (Martin P. Henderson, dean) p. 29 (College of Arts and Sciences organized within Brigham Young University) p. 30-31 (College of Arts and Sciences departments for the 1921-1922 school year)

Brigham Young University Quarterly Annual Catalogue, 1922-1923: p. 36 (College of Arts and Sciences functions; College of Arts and Sciences departments for the 1922-1923 school year)

Brigham Young University Quarterly Annual Catalogue, 1923-1924: p. 39 (College of Arts and Sciences departments for the 1923-1924 school year; no Department of Economics)

Brigham Young University Quarterly Annual Catalogue, 1925-1926: p. 8 (Carl F. Eyring, dean) p. 41 (College of Arts and Sciences departments for the 1925-1926 school year; new departments - Department of Botany and Department of Zoology and Entomology)

Brigham Young University Quarterly Annual Catalogue, 1927: p. 52 (College of Arts and Sciences Department of Modern Languages and Latin changes to the Department of Modern and Classical Languages)

Brigham Young University Quarterly Annual Catalogue, 1929-1930: p. 59 (College of Arts and Sciences departments for the 1929-1930 school year; new departments - Rural Social Economics)

Brigham Young University Quarterly Annual Catalogue, ?: p. (no more Rural Social Economics)

Brigham Young University Quarterly Catalog Number, 1932-1933: p. 69 (College of Arts and Sciences departments for the 1932-1933 school year; no Department of Physical Education)

Brigham Young University Quarterly Catalog Number, 1934-1935: p. 64-65 (College of Arts and Sciences lower divisions established: Biological Science, Physical Science, Social Science, Language, General Course)

Brigham Young University Quarterly Catalog Number, 1937-1938: p. 62 (College of Arts and Sciences departments for the 1937-1938 school year; new department - Department of Bacteriology)

Brigham Young University Quarterly Annual Catalog Issue, 1941-1942: p. 47 (College of Arts and Sciences departments for the 1941-1942; new department - Department of Journalism)

Brigham Young University Quarterly Annual Catalog Issue, 1947: p. 101 (No General Course division within the College of Arts and Sciences) p. 106 (College of Arts and Sciences departments for the 1947-1948 school year; new department - Department of Archaeology)

Brigham Young University Quarterly Annual Catalog Issue, 1951: p. 9 (George H. Hansen, dean)

Brigham Young University General Catalog, 1953: p. 319 (College of Arts and Sciences departments for the 1953-1954 school year; new departments - Department of Air Science and Department of Engineering Sciences)

Brigham Young University Quarterly Annual Catalog Issue, 1954: p. 368 (College of Humanities and Social Sciences and departments: Archaeology, English, History, Journalism, Modern and Classical Languages, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology) p. 371 (College of Physical and Engineering Sciences and departments: Air Science, Chemistry, Engineering Sciences, Geology and Geography, Mathematics, Physics)

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