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Church College of Hawaii



  • Existence: 1955 - 1974

Administrative History

The Church College of Hawaii (1955-1974) was a private college in Laie, Hawaii affliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1974 it was renamed as Brigham Young University--Hawaii Campus.

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the establishment of a college in Hawaii in July 1954. In 1955, the two-year Church College of Hawaii (CHH) classes began in war surplus buildings with 153 students and 20 faculty/administrators. In February 1961, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges granted full four-year accreditation to CCH. President Spencer W. Kimball of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints publicly announced in 1974 that CCH would become Brigham Young University–Hawaii Campus.

Presidents of the Church College of Hawaii included Reuben D. Law (1955-1959); Richard T. Wootton (1959-1964); Owen J. Cook (1964-1972); and Stephen L. Brower (1972-1974).

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

Office of the President records on university development, 1985-1986

Identifier: UA 1030 Series 12
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Contains correspondence with various estates, foundations, and funds regarding university contributions, fund appropriation, and university development. Also contains reports on development, records regarding various awards and gifts, and thank you letters for donors. Materials date from 1972-1986.

Dates: 1985-1986

Office of the President yearly calendars, 1977-1988

Identifier: UA 1030 Series 19
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Contains President Holland's personal calendars, planners, and appointment books spanning from 1974 to 1989. Planners contains reminders of various meetings and events, appointments, and personal notes.

Dates: 1977-1988

Pacific Board of Education minutes, 1957-1964

 Series — Box 9: Series 10; Series 11 [Barcode: 31197231023174], Folder: 2
Identifier: UA 535 Series 11
Scope and Contents

Contains meeting minutes of the Pacific Board of Education, dating from between 1957 and 1964.

Dates: 1957-1964

Photographs of Brigham Young University, 1891-1968

 Series — Carton 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4; Series 5; Series 6; Series 7; Series 8; Series 9; Series 10; Series 11; Series 12; Series 13; Series 14; Series 15; Series 16 [Barcode: 31197233282521], Folder: 53-58
Identifier: UA 1070 Series 16
Scope and Contents Contains various photographs related to Brigham Young University, including student portraits, photographs of awards given to students, classroom lectures, a 1945 postcard, a copy of a portrait of Karl G. Maesar, photos of a youth clinic, photos of students on campus, building plans of Heritage Halls, building plans from a junior college in Phoenix, Arizona, and photos from the Church College in Hawaii. Also includes a photograph from a BYU expedition to South America in the early 1900s and...
Dates: 1891-1968

Slides of Brigham Young University, Church College of Hawaii and LDS Business College

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225520011]
Identifier: UA 1263
Scope and Contents

Contains slides of the Brigham Young University campus, the Church College of Hawaii campus, and the Latter-day Saints Business College campus. Also included are a few slides of the Air Force Academy campus.

Dates: 1972

Unified Church School System records

 Collection — Box 10: [Barcode: 31197231023182]
Identifier: UA 535
Scope and Contents

Includes reports, charts, correspondence and publications of the various schools and units under the Unified Church School System. Only a few of the records apply to Brigham Young University.

Dates: 1939-1965

Unified Church School System records on Church College of Hawaii, 1958-1964

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 535 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains reports, articles, and other information on the Church College of Hawaii. Includes information on college administrators and their functions, as well as the Polynesian Cultural Center. Materials date from between 1958 and 1964.

Dates: 1958-1964

Unified Church School System records on college guidance centers for Mormon students, approximately 1960

 Series — Box 2: Series 3; Series 2; Series 4 [Barcode: 31197231023349], Folder: 7
Identifier: UA 535 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains information on counseling services for Mormon youth.

Dates: approximately 1960

Unified Church School System records on Mexico schools, 1958-1963

 Series — Box 7: Series 7; Series 4; Series 5; Series 6 [Barcode: 31197231023158], Folder: 7-8
Identifier: UA 535 Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains scrapbooks and other materials on church schools in Mexico operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Materials date from between 1958 and 1963.

Dates: 1958-1963