The Thetean, History Journal


Every year, the reading staff of The Thetean has the formidable task of selecting just four or five interesting, well-written, insightful essays that appropriately illustrate the finest work done by history students at Brigham Young University. This year, perhaps because of the statewide Centennial statehood celebration, we received what seemed to be an unusually large number of papers dealing with Utah history in addition to the regularly large number of Mormon history papers. Our first impulse was to shy away from some of these essays simply co force diversity into the pages of The Thetean, but we ultimately felt char chis would deprive The Thetean of a dimension of scholarship chat should find expression. The collections in the library and resources in the area naturally support these topics and, consequently. these should be the topics chat BYU students do best.