Brigham Young University. Dept. of Public Speaking and Dramatic Arts

The Dept. of Public Speaking and Dramatic Arts was established in 1922 when the Dept. of Public Speaking was renamed. In 1925 the department was transferred to the newly formed College of Fine Arts and retained its functions. Department chairs included Kathryn Pardoe (1922-1925) and Grace Stewart (1925-1929). Prominent professors were T. Earl Pardoe and Alfred Osmond.

Variant names

Brigham Young University. College of Arts and Sciences. Dept. of Public Speaking and Dramatic Arts

Brigham Young University. College of Fine Arts. Dept. of Public Speaking and Dramatic Arts

Description

Established: 1922

Abolished: 1929

Location: Provo, Utah (1922-1929)

Functions

Courses offered in the Department of Public Speaking and Dramatic Art included Principles of Speech, Psychology of Public Speaking, Classical Literature, Dramatic Monologue, Impersonations, and Vocal Interpretations of Shakespeare.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The Department of Public Speaking and Dramatic Art was administered by a department chair, and functioned under the administration of a chairman under a college dean. The department was associated with the College of Arts and Sciences (1922-1925) and with the College of Fine Arts (1925-1929).

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. College of Arts and Sciences (1922-1925)

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. College of Fine Arts (1925-1929)

Earlier unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Public Speaking (1922)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Speech (1929-1953) (1929)

Sources

Brigham Young University 1975: vol. 4 p. 507 (Kathryn Pardoe, chairman, 1922-1925; Grace Stewart, chairman, 1927-1929; Dept. of Public Speaking and Dramatic Arts, variant name)

Brigham Young University Annual Catalog 1925-1926: p. 166-169 (prominent professors: T. Earl Pardoe and Alfred Osmond; courses offered: Principles of Speech, Psychology of Public Speaking, Classical Literature, Dramatic Monologue, Impersonations, and Vocal Interpretations of Shakespeare)

Brigham Young University Annual School Catalog, 1920-1921: p. 31 (part of School of Arts and Sciences) p. 118 (T. Earl Pardoe was Department Chair) p. 118-121 (courses offered by the department)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2009-00187

Creator: CEM