Kinesiology Department. Chair. Correspondence files. 1937-1972.

Finding aid prepared by University Archives staff, 1990 March; finding aid revised by Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 September; machine-readable finding aid created by Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 September.
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Title: Kinesiology Department. Chair. Correspondence files.
Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 328
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3.6 linear ft. (9 boxes)
Date: 1937-1972
Abstract: Record Series 328 contains the general correspondence of chairs of UCLA's Kinesiology Department.
Creator: University of California, Los Angeles. Kinesiology Department.


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[Identification of item], Kinesiology Department. Chair. Correspondence files (University Archives Record Series 328). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

Historical note

The Department of Kinesiology trace its origins to the Department of Physical Education, which was established in 1915 as part of the Los Angeles State Normal School. In 1919 the department became part of the Teachers College of the Southern Branch, with separate departments for men and women. During the 1920s, the department's efforts were devoted to the training of Physical Education teachers and the administration of the Physical Education classes that were required of all undergraduates. In 1932 the Men's and Women's Gymnasiums were completed. In 1938 the M.S. degree in Physical Education was authorized. In 1939 the department became part of the newly established College of Applied Arts. In 1952 separate divisions for men and women were eliminated. In 1960 the College of Applied Arts was dissolved and replaced by the College of Fine Arts. The Physical Education Department was then transferred to the College of Letters and Science, Division of Life Sciences. In 1962 the revised physical education major was approved and focused on Kinesiology (the science of human movement) and one of three allied fields: physiology, psychology, or sociology. In 1973 the department changed its name to Kinesiology. When Donald T. Hardy retired in 1976, he was recognized as the founding father of the Kinesiology department. The department first offered a Ph.D. degree in Kinesiology in 1979. In 1990 the Kinesiology Department changed its name to the Physiological Sciences Department.
Since 1937 the chairmanship of what is now called the Physiological Sciences Department has been held successively by Frederick W. Cozens (1937-1939), John F. Bovard (1939-1947), Carl Haven Young (1947-1952), Ben W. Miller (1952-1962), Donald T. Handy (1962-1975), Jack F. Keogh (1975-1978), Serena E. Arnold (1978-1980), Judith L. Smith (1980-1985), V. Reggie Edgerton (1985-1989), Ronald F. Zernicke (1989-1992), and Jack L. Feldman (1993- ).

Scope and Content

Record Series 328 contains the general correspondence of chairs of UCLA's Kinesiology Department (formerly known as the Department of Physical Education). Files include the correspondence of John Bovard, Carl Haven Young, Ben W. Miller, and Donald T. Handy.
This is an inactive record series; no additional University records are expected to be added.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3466858 

Box 1, Folders 1-9

Bovard, John. 1937-1947 Jun.

Box 1, Folders 10-12

Young, Carl Haven. 1947 Jul-1949.

Box 2, Folders 1-2

Young, Carl Haven. 1950-1951.

Box 2, Folders 3-9

Miller, Ben W. 1953-1956 Sep.

Box 3, Folders 1-3

Miller, Ben W. 1956 Oct-1957 Jun.

Box 3, Folders 4-8

Handy, Donald T. 1957 Jun-1958 Jun.

Box 4, Folders 1-8

Miller, Ben W. 1958 Jul-1960 Apr.

Box 5, Folders 1-8

Miller, Ben W. 1960 Jul-1962 Jun.

Box 6, Folders 1-9

Handy, Donald T. 1962 Jul-1964 Sep.

Box 7, Folders 1-9

Handy, Donald T. 1964 Oct-1966 Dec.

Box 8, Folders 1-11

Handy, Donald T. 1967 Jan-1969 Sep.

Box 9, Folders 1-13

Handy, Donald T. 1969 Oct-1972 Dec.