years to the acquisition of fine books. The books and other materials from the
special collections area are not available for general circulation, but may be
checked out for inspection in a special reading room.
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The facilities of other Hbraries operated by the LDS Church are also available
to students of Brigham Young University. The Genealogical Society Library in
Salt Lake City contains approximately 100,000 books and over 800,000 rolls
of microfilm. These include family histories; genealogical records; biographies and
autobiographies; military records; cemetery inscriptions; town, county, and state
histories of the United States; and both local and national histories of other
nations. The Utah Valley Branch Genealogical Library, operating under the
general direction of the Genealogical Society, is headquartered at the J. Reuben
Clark, Jr., Library.
Facilities of the library of the Church Historian's Office are available by ar-
rangement to advanced students for research. The office is located in room 301
of the LDS Church Office Building, 47 East South Temple, in Salt Lake City,
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and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. It's collections
contain publications of the Church, periodicals of the various auxiliary organiza-
tions, reports and histories of the various missions, general Church historical
records, biographies of Church leaders, and other pertinent published and
The Alumni Association was organized in 1893 to promote the general welfare
of Brigham Young University. Today, it serves more than 130,000 alumni and
provides a number of valuable services and programs for students still at the Y.
The BYU Alumni Association belongs to the 1,535-member American Alumni
Council and has been distinguished as one of only 7 alumni organizations in the
United States, Canada, and Mexico ever to receive both the coveted Ernest T.
Stewart Award and the Alumni Administration Award.
Administration and faculty members and all former students who have earned
the equivalent of ten or more semester hours of credit at BYU automatically
become members of the Alumni Association. There are no dues or membership
drives, but the Association does encourage contributions (tax deductible) to the
BYU Annual Fund and to special projects.
Alumni Association members receive many free benefits and can participate
with other alumni and friends of BYU in such special, nonprofit activities as
tours abroad and camping at the Association's family camp.
The Alumni House serves as headquarters for visiting alumni and is used
by students for Church services, club meetings, banquets, dances, socials, and
parties. It houses the Alumni Association offices, including the records area,
where alumni can find current addresses and other information about former
Services to students include —
1. Career Counseling, which gives students opportunities to discuss various
occupations with professionals in the fields. Alumni and Y friends from
throughtout the world volunteer their time for this service, which is cospon-
sored by the BYU Counseling Center.
2. Four- Year Alumni Scholarships. These are presented each year to two de-
serving freshmen. Full tuition and fees and an allowance for books and sup-
plies are included in the generous scholarships, which are funded by Karl G.
Maeser Associates, a group of prominent alumni.
3. Summer Internships, for students desiring on-the-job experience in areas
relating to their asademic majors.
4. Cap and Gown Rental, which is coordinated by the Alunuii Association for
all graduating students.
On-Campus Activities include the Parents' Reception, Homecoming Week, and
Founder's Day in the fall and Parents' Weekend and the Emeritus Club Annual
Meeting in the spring. Homecoming features football; class and club reunions;
an assembly, dance, and concert; the Fieldhouse Frolics; and the Alumni Home-
coming Banquet, at which special alumni awards are made. Parents' Weekend,
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cosponsored by the Alumni Association and the BYU Parents' Committee, gives
parents of current students a chance to see the campus firsthand and to hear
from faculty and administrative personnel. The Emeritus Club meeting honors
those alumni who were at BYU fifty or more years ago.
The Student-Alumni Dinner Program brings students, alumni, and faculty to-
gether in small, informal dinner gatherings to exchange ideas and discuss key
issues of the day. The dinners are hosted by alumni and faculty.
Graduation Banquets in May and August are sponsored by the Alumni Associa-
tion for graduates, their families, and friends. These memorable affairs usually
include a presentation on BYU and an address by a General Authority of the
Aspen Grove Family Camp in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains on the eastern
slopes of Mt. Timpanogos opens in June for week-long family camping adventures,
featuring horseback riding, swimming, hiking, fishing, softball, tennis, good
food, and plenty of relaxation. Aspen Grove is also available for youth confer-
ences, canyon parties, and seminars before the regular camping season in June
and after the season ends in August. The Aspen Grove Family College in July
combines a week-long camping experience with noncredit, outdoor classes
taught by BYU professors.
Alumni Receptions throughout the world provide opportunities for former Y
students to renew old acquaintances and to hear BYU administrators and
faculty members discuss current topics of interest.
Alumni Travel Study Tours open up new horizons in all parts of the world for
alumni and friends of the University. These specially designed tours are directed
by BYU faculty members, and credit is available.
The BYU TODAY Newspaper is sent free nine times a year to alumni, friends
of the University, and parents of current students to keep them informed on
the latest happenings at the Y.
Free campus tours are provided by the Alumni Association throughout the year.
The computing facilities at Brigham Young University, available to all students
and faculty, enhance research through the use of the powerful arithmetic and
logical processing capabilities of the computer. There are three main centers
of computer activity on campus, all coordinated through the director of Com-
puter Services, 167 MSCB.
The Computer Research Center, 167A MSCB, has an IBM 360/50 with all the
normal related input and output equipment and programming languages. This
installation serves individual students, students doing classwork, and graduate
and faculty researchers. It also fulfills University administrative data processing
The Engineering Analysis Center, B-34, has a Librascope L3055 and an SEL810B.
Specialized equipment is available to serve limited real-time needs and to permit
special engineering calculations.
The Science Computation Center, 142 ESC, has an IBM 7030 large scale FOR-
TRAN processor. This installation serves the entire campus but is especially
adapted to computer problems requiring extensive calculations.
Several departments have specialized computing equipment used for experi-
mental control in department-related research.
Each user pays for all computer services rendered him. Students can usually
get allocations when enrolled in a class requiring the use of computer facilities
or through their department chairmen.
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Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. The museum's archaeological collections
consist of materials from both the Old World and the New World that relate
to the cultural history of man. Special areas of interest — Mesoamerica and the
American Southwest; prehistoric Utah in particular — are emphasized in the
museum displays. Most of the artifacts displayed have been collected by members
of the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology while on field expeditions.
The ethnological collections consist primarily of material and items donated
by people who are interested in the growth of the museum. Collections from
Polynesia, Alaska, Mexico, and the Southwest are on display. Of special interest
is a display of Iroquois artifacts, which reflect early rituals and customs. Each
month a display is set up for the purpose of showing new acquisitions.
Supplementing these materials are replicas of such famous archaeological
discoveries as the Rosetta Stone and well-known relics from Palenque and
Izapa, in Mesoamerica. Also among the museum collections are field excavation
records, photographs, site survey cards, maps, and drawings of materials ex-
cavated by University archaeological expeditions.
These museum collections are open to the public and the student body for
viewing on the first floor of the Karl G. Maeser Memorial Building.
The Botanical Collection includes an herbarium of fungi, liverworts, mosses, and
vascular plants from many parts of the world. The mycological collection — the
largest of its kind in the region — consists of more than 6,000 speciments of
fleshy and parasitic fungi, most of which have been collected in the Rocky
The vascular plant herbarium includes more than 10,000 species, represented
by over 95,000 herbarium sheets. The collection is made up principally of plants
collected in the western states, but includes many plaints from the eastern
states, Europe, Mexico, South America, and the Arctic regions of Siberia, Iceland,
and Alaska, and some 2,000 specimens from the Mediterranean region of Europe
and from the Middle Eastern countries of Iran and Afghanistan. Separate col-
lections of FKjisonous plants, range plants, woody plants, and plant disease
specimens are maintained.
Collection of Ancient Instruments. The Lotta Van Buren collection of ancient
instruments and music contains rare old instruments, modern reproductions of
ancient instruments, literature on ancient instruments, and a library of old
instrument scores. Also included are a number of ancient costumes and pictures
The Van Buren collection is one of the few collections of its kind in the
United States in which all instruments are in playable condition. Several con-
certs are given each year in which same of these fine instruments are used.
This unusual collection, housed in a specially equipped room (E-400 HFAC),
is open for inspection by the public.
Fine Arts Collection and Gallery Shows. The Fine Arts Collection consists of
paintings, sculpture, drawings, etchings, engravings, prints, lithographs, repro-
ductions of art works, and slides. Among the well-known artists represented
in the collection are Mahonri Young, Maynard Dixon, J. Alden Weir, John E.
Costogan, Peter Hurd, John Twachtman, Ralph Blakelock, Frederick C. Church,
Thomas Cole, Thomas Hill, Dominique Ingres, John Martin, Benjamin West,
Camille Corot, Arthur B. Davies, James Whistler, Winslow Homer, Edouard
Manet, and Rembrandt.
Works frequently exhibited in the galleries of the Franklin S. Harris Fine
Arts Center are drawn from The Memorial Collection of Utah Painters (both
early and contemporary), the Lorraine Allen oriental art collection, the Dr.
O. K. Cosla collection, the Karel Waterman collection, the Dr. and Mrs. Buris
France Robbins collection, and contemporary invitational collections. In addi-
tion, annual shows exhibit current works of faculty members and students.
Geological Collections. The University's geological collections consist of an un-
usually complete series of minerals which number in the thousands and repre-
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sent the great western mining districts and hundreds of other notable localities.
Part of this collection once represented the nucleus of Salt Lake City's famous
Deseret Museum collection.
The paleontological collections contain several new species of dinosaurs which
have not yet been named or scientifically studied. Also, the collections include
numerous invertebrate fossil specimens.
The Earth Sciences Museum in the Eyring Science Center displays a repre-
sentative selection of fossils and minerals from various locations throughout
the world. An unusual free-standing mount of a carnivorous Utah dinosaur is
located beside the Foucault Pendulum in the main lobby. All displays are open
free to the public.
The Life Sciences Museum is located on the second floor of the Heber J. Grzuit
Building and is open to the public throughout the day. At the present time,
there are exhibits of local birds, bird's eggs, a tropical habitat, mushrooms,
shells, and other subjects.
Zoological Collections. The University's zoological collections consist of a large
series of vertebrate and invertebrate species from western North America and
from many foreign countries. These materials are available to teachers, advanced
students, and visiting scientists.
The vertebrate collections consist of thousands of fishes, amphibians, reptiles,
birds, and mammals. In addition to the representative series of local species,
the vertebrate collections include the Chester Van Buren collection of South
and Central American birds; the Robert G. Bee, John Hutchings, Merlin L.
Killpack, Lloyd Gunther, and Ashby D. Boyle collections of bird's eggs; and the
David Starr Jordan specimens of Hawaiian fishes. Staff members, graduate
students, and friends of the University have contributed material from Mexico,
South America, Africa, Formosa, Malaya, the South Pacific Islands, and from
other areas throughout the world.
The invertebrate collections include numerous specimens of insects and their
near relatives as well as many representatives of other phyla of invertebrates
obtained locally and from many distant places. Medically important arthropods
such as fleas, lice, mites, and ticks are represented. Special collections include
the Lynn and Kate Irene Meibos Collection of mollusk shells; the Tom Spaulding
and Ashby D. Boyle butterfly collections; and the Charles W. Leng, Charles
Schaeffer, and Willis Blatchley collections of beetles. Other invertebrates and
the extensive collections of more than a half million insects are suitably pre-
served and available for research and other academic purposes.
Research grants from private and governmental agencies have made it
possible to add materially to both vertebrate and invertebrate collections from
southern Nevada, the Colorado River Basin, and other areas of the Intermountain
West, Mexico, and Central America.
The University operates KBYU-TV (Channel 11) and KBYU-FM (88.9 MHz),
providing the finest in television viewing and FM listening through up-to-date
broadcasting facilities. Modern radio and television studios and a mobile unit
provide students with practical training in on-the-air programming, broadcast-
ing, and studio operation.
The Research Division (Leo P. Vernon, Director, 673 WIDB) is administratively
responsible for organized research on campus, including projects supported by
University funds or by external agencies and organizations.
University funds for research projects are obtained by application at designated
times during the year and are used for project expenses, summer research
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fellowships, and academic year fellowships. Research proposals sent to external
agencies for funding are also processed through the Research Division, which
assists in proposal preparation and administratively supervises the project after
it is funded.
In addition to faculty research projects, which use students extensively in
supporting roles, the Research Division sponsors student-initiated work, such
as the student projects supported by the Provo Rotary Club.
Organized research units have been formed to advance research programs
in specified areas. Two such units, described below, are under the supervision
of the Research Division.
Center for Thermochemical Studies (Delbert J. Ea tough. Supervisor, 191 EDLC).
The principal objective of the Center for Thermochemical Studies is the develop-
ment of strong interdisciplinary research programs in several areas of chem-
istry. Problems of interest to industry, government, and the University are
studied by faculty members and visiting scientists and involve the training
of both graduate and undergraduate students.
Basic and applied research programs are conducted at the center, with em-
phasis upon (1) thermochemical studies, ranging from the determination of
mechanisms for metal ion transport through membranes to the measurement
of the values of thermodynamic properties associated with liquid-liquid separa-
tion technology, and (2) chemical studies, which focus upon the biological
effects of trace metals. Titration calorimetry is the principal research tool used.
Center for Environmental Studies (Dorald Allred, Coordinator, 395 BRMB). The
Center for Environmental Studies was originally an affiliate of the College of
Biological and Agricultural Sciences, but currently includes personnel from
several colleges. Faculty members from twenty-four departments and seven
academic colleges are involved in varying degrees with projects underway at the
center. The principal objective of the center is to improve the quality of man's
environment through research, training, and public information. This involves
fostering and coordinating projects dealing with the monitoring, restoration, and
maintenance of environmental quality in selected areas. The center is also in-
volved in the instruction of students in environmental studies.
The Brigham Young University Press provides two major services to the Univer-
sity: (1) a complete university publications service for all sizes and types of
publications required for the functioning of University programs, and (2) a
University Press publishing program for scholarly and educational materials.
The press currently has a list of more than a hundred titles in print, many of
them textbooks and manuals for use on campus. A number, however, are mar-
keted nationally and enjoy wide distribution and acceptance.
The BYU Press offers a complete publications service, from the initial stages
of planning and scheduling through writing, editing, design and illustration,
printing, promotion, and sales to packaging and mailing. For further informa-
tion and a catalog of titles, contact the director's office, 209 UPB.
In addition, the BYU Press provides a complete mail service for the University,
including operation of a U.S. Postal Service contract station in the Wilkinson
Center, distribution of campus mail, and operation of a bulk mail center.
As a convenience to students and faculty members, the University provides
food services at very reasonable prices through several different operations:
cafeterias, snack bars, vending machines, concessions, catering, a dairy products
outlet, and a bakery.
Residence hall cafeterias located at Deseret Towers and Helaman Halls provide
regular meal service for both residents and students living off campus who
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purchase meal tickets. Other cafeterias are located in the Wilkinson Center
and in the Smith Family Living Center, where meals may be purchased either
by cash or reduced-rate scrip books. Excellent food at slightly higher prices is
available in the Skyroom on the sixth floor of the Wilkinson Center.
Snack bars are located at Deseret Towers, Helaman Halls, and the Wilkinson
Center, providing food service throughout the day. Vending machines are
located at various places on campus.
In addition, the University operates a dairy products laboratory where milk,
ice cream, cheese, and other products may be obtained. This facility is also
an outlet for products from the bakery.
Security and Traffic
BYU Security is a protective agency established for the benefit of students and
faculty and staff members. The Security Office maintains effective liaison with
the local police department and is entrusted with the proper enforcement of
campus rules and regulations. All matters concerning security or requiring
police action should be referred to this office, B-66 ASB.
Another major responsibility of BYU Security is the control of campus vehicle
traffic and parking. Every BYU student who expects to own, maintain, possess,
drive, or store a motor vehicle in the Provo area must register that vehicle
with the Security Office. Registration is for identification only, and the registra-
tion decal is issued without charge. All students and staff members who plan
to park on University parking lots on school days must obtain parking permits
for their vehicles. For further details regarding traffic rules and regulations,
the Traffic and Parking Regulations booklet may be obtained at no charge from
the Security Office.
The Security Office offers a variety of other services to students and staff
members, including the taking of fingerprints for teaching certificates, govern-
ment jobs, and ROTC. In addition, an ambulance service is maintained in co-
operation with the health center.
Each of Brigham Young University's thirteen colleges is an undergraduate college
which offers work for the bachelor's degree only. All work beyond the bachelor's
degree, in every department, is under the direction of the dean of the Graduate
College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences
A. Lester Allen, Dean (302 WIDE)
The following departments are included within the College of Biological and
Agronomy and Horticulture
Biological and Agricultural Education
Botany and Range Science
These departments fall naturally into two primary divisions: Biological Sciences
and Agricultural Sciences. In addition, there is an interdisciplinary area entitled
Biological and Agricultural Education and an intercollege program which allows
the student who is majoring in food science and nutrition to register in. either
this college or the College of Family Living.
Biological and Agricultural Education
This area provides course work in the College of Biological and Agricultural
Sciences that encompasses more than one department. It also correlates programs
in curriculum development within the college.
Division of Biologiced Sciences
Included in the Division of Biological Sciences are the Departments of Micro-
biology, Botany, and Zoology.
Courses offered in these departments enable students to obtain a general
understanding of the fundamental principles of plant and animal life and the
relationships of plants and animals to man and the world in which he lives.
Consideration is given to the economics and wildplants and animals, the bene-
ficial and injurious insects and microorganisms, and the parasites responsible
for diseases. The conservation of our natural resources and the management of
forest and range lands and wildlife resources are studied. Specialized courses
are offered in each of the several branches of the biological sciences for those
students who wish to major in one of these fields. Preparation for teaching and
research is emphasized.
Students interested in medical technology, medicine, dentistry, forestry, or
range science may obtain their preprofessional training in the Division of
Biological Sciences. Suggested curricula to serve as a guide for students who
wish to prepare for these professional fields are shown below.
Adviser: Odell Julander
Students may prepare themselves for training in forestry by taking the pre-
forestry curriculum during their first two years of college work. This program
is under the supervision of the Department of Botany and Range Science.
During the freshman and sophomore years, students are registered for the
basic science courses and the general education courses required for training
in forestry. Upon completion of this preforestry program they may enroll in a
professional forestry school for their major work.
Students should consult the faculty adviser of the preforestry curriculum, for
detailed information and for assistance in developing their class schedules for
The preprofessional committees offer counseling for students who wish to enter
one of the following professions:
Preprofessional students may major in any department, since there are no