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Brigham Young University. Alumni Association

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1903-

Administrative History

The Brigham Young University Alumni Association (est. 1903) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the welfare of university and generating interest in the university among its alumni.

The Alumni Association was established in 1903 in a reorganization of the Brigham Young Academy Alumni Association, which had existed since 1893. During the years 1926-1938, it was generally known as the Associated Alumni of Brigham Young University. It has been an active member organization in the American Alumni Council since 1926. In 2009, the Alumni Association gave up its governing and fiduciary responsibilities and became an advisory body to the department of Alumni Relations.

The Alumni Association is headed by the executive committee of a board. Beginning in 1956, the governing body of the Alumni Association was the Alumni Council, an advisory committee composed of representatives from each stake and mission in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as ex officio members from various departments and divisions of Brigham Young University. Also included in the board are chapter and other directors acting under the direction of the executive committee. The Association is a volunteer organization closely associated with the Department of Alumni Relations. Beginning in 2009 the board reports directly to the university president.

Presidents of the organization have included Joseph R. Murdock (1903-1904), Anthony C. Lund (1904-1905), Stephen L. Chipman (1905-1906), J. Will Knight (1906-1907), William E. Rydalch (1907-1908), Heber C. Jex (1908-1909), W. Lester Mangum (1909-1910), William E. Ryalen (1910-1911), Joseph B. Keller (1911-1912), Thomas N. Taylor (1912-1913), Edward H. Holt (1913-1915), Arthur Candland (1915-1916), R. Eugene Allen (1916-1919), Eugene L. Roberts (1919-1920), Henry Aldous Dixon (1920-1921), Herald R. Clark (1921-1922), Horace G. Merrill (1922-1923), Hugh M. Woodward (1923-1924), Edwin S. Hinckley (1924-1925), Oscar A. Kirkham (1925-1927), Richard R. Lyman (1927-1930), R. Leo Bird (1930-1933), Isaac E. Brockbank (1933-1935), Fred R. Hinckley (1935-1936), Earl J. Glade (1936-1938), Lynn S. Richards (1938-1938), J. Clifton Moffitt (1938-1939), Junius M. Jackson (1939-1940), Bryant S. Hinckley (1940-1941), George Albert Smith (1941-1942), Marion J. Greenwood (1942-1944), Don B. Colton (1944-1945), L. Weston Oaks (1945-1946), Harold R. Clark (1946-1947), Clyde D. Sandgren (1947-1951), Roy Broadbent (1951-1952), Wallace W. Brockbank (1952-1953), Raymond B. Holbrook (1953-1955), S. Lynn Richards (1955-1956), Grant Thorn (1956-1957), G. Robert Ruff (1957-1959), Clyde J. Summerhays (1957-1959), DaCosta Clark (1960-1961), E. Lamar Buckner (1961-1962), Sanford M. Bingham (1962-1963), Arch L. Madsen (1963-1964), Phillip V. Christensen (1964-1965), Harold H. Smith (1965-1967), William Sorensen (1967-1968), Howard C. Maycock (1968-1969), Ernest Ludlow Wilkinson (1969-1971), Don Alder (1971-1972), Fred L. Markham (1972-1973), Albert Choules, Jr. (1973-1974), Roy E. Christensen (1974-1975), Harold P. Christensen (1975-1976), Dr. John Zenger (1977-1978), Robert Thorn (1978-1979), Gloria Firmage (1979-1980), Howard Edwards (1980-1981), Nancy Rooker (1981-1982), John Stohlton (1982-1983), Paul Eckel (1983-1984), Kieth Merrill (1984-1985), Anna Marie Hales (1985-1986), David K. Udall (1986-1987), Steven R. Shallenberger (1987-1988), Richard Galbraith (1988-1989), Joan Peterson Fisher (1989-1990), David P. Forsyth (1990-1991), W. Kenneth Thiess (1991-1992), Dr. E. Bruce McIff (1992-1993), Dr. Glenna Cooper Boyce (1993-1995), Tom Hart (1995-1997), Paul E. Gilbert (1997-1999), Diana Peterson (1999-2000), Russell Booth (2000-2002), Brent Romney (2002-2004), Carr Krueger II (2004-2006), J. Craig McIlroy (2006-2008), Bruce Olsen (2008-2008), Dee T. Allsop (2008-2010), and Chris Feinauer (2010-).

Citation

The history of the Alumni Association and its influence on the development of Brigham Young University, 1974: p.81 (BYU Alumni Association) p. 59 (Brigham Young University Alumni Association)

Its Historical records, 1937-1987: t.p. (Brigham Young Academy Alumni Association; Alumni Association of Brigham Young University)

BYU Organizational History Project website, via WWW, Apr. 29, 2011: Alumni Association (established 1893; also known as Associated Alumni of Brigham Young University, 1926-1938; active member organization in the American Alumni Council since 1926; gave up its governing and fiduciary responsibilities and became an advisory body to the Department of Alumni Relations, 2009; promotes the welfare of the university, and generates interest in the university among its alumni; presidents: Joseph R. Murdock (1903-1904), Anthony C. Lund (1904-1905), Stephen L. Chipman (1905-1906), J. Will Knight (1906-1907), William E. Rydalch (1907-1908), Heber C. Jex (1908-1909), W. Lester Mangum (1909-1910), William E. Ryalen (1910-1911), Joseph B. Keller (1911-1912), Thomas N. Taylor (1912-1913), Edward H. Holt (1913-1915), Arthur Candland (1915-1916), R. Eugene Allen (1916-1919), Eugene L. Roberts (1919-1920), Henry Aldous Dixon (1920-1921), Herald R. Clark (1921-1922), Horace G. Merrill (1922-1923), Hugh M. Woodward (1923-1924), Edwin S. Hinckley (1924-1925), Oscar A. Kirkham (1925-1927), Richard R. Lyman (1927-1930), R. Leo Bird (1930-1933), Isaac E. Brockbank (1933-1935), Fred R. Hinckley (1935-1936), Earl J. Glade (1936-1938), Lynn S. Richards (1938-1938), J. Clifton Moffitt (1938-1939), Junius M. Jackson (1939-1940), Bryant S. Hinckley (1940-1941), George Albert Smith (1941-1942), Marion J. Greenwood (1942-1944), Don B. Colton (1944-1945), L. Weston Oaks (1945-1946), Harold R. Clark (1946-1947), Clyde D. Sandgren (1947-1951), Roy Broadbent (1951-1952), Wallace W. Brockbank (1952-1953), Raymond B. Holbrook (1953-1955), S. Lynn Richards (1955-1956), Grant Thorn (1956-1957), G. Robert Ruff (1957-1959), Clyde J. Summerhays (1957-1959), DaCosta Clark (1960-1961), E. Lamar Buckner (1961-1962), Sanford M. Bingham (1962-1963), Arch L. Madsen (1963-1964), Phillip V. Christensen (1964-1965), Harold H. Smith (1965-1967), William Sorensen (1967-1968), Howard C. Maycock (1968-1969), Ernest Ludlow Wilkinson (1969-1971), Don Alder (1971-1972), Fred L. Markham (1972-1973), Albert Choules, Jr. (1973-1974), Roy E. Christensen (1974-1975), Harold P. Christensen (1975-1976), Dr. John Zenger (1977-1978), Robert Thorn (1978-1979), Gloria Firmage (1979-1980), Howard Edwards (1980-1981), Nancy Rooker (1981-1982), John Stohlton (1982-1983), Paul Eckel (1983-1984), Kieth Merrill (1984-1985), Anna Marie Hales (1985-1986), David K. Udall (1986-1987), Steven R. Shallenberger (1987-1988), Richard Galbraith (1988-1989), Joan Peterson Fisher (1989-1990), David P. Forsyth (1990-1991), W. Kenneth Thiess (1991-1992), Dr. E. Bruce McIff (1992-1993), Dr. Glenna Cooper Boyce (1993-1995), Tom Hart (1995-1997), Paul E. Gilbert (1997-1999), Diana Peterson (1999-2000), Russell Booth (2000-2002), Brent Romney (2002-2004), Carr Krueger II (2004-2006), J. Craig McIlroy (2006-2008), Bruce Olsen (2008-2008), Dee T. Allsop (2008-2010), and Chris Feinauer (2010-))

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Alumni Association achievement award records, 1953-1956

 Series — Box: 7
Identifier: UA 541 Series 7
Scope and Contents General awards files, Southern California recipients, and alphabetized recipients.
Dates: 1953-1956

Alumni Association administrative records, 1960-1964

 Series
Identifier: UA 541 Series 12
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, clippings, minutes, and other materials related to the administration of the Alumni Association. Includes significant materials on the university's Homecoming celebrations. Materials date from between 1960 and 1964.
Dates: 1960-1964

Alumni Association general records, 1905-1980

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 541 Series 9
Scope and Contents Contains administrative files, including financial records, notes, addresses, correspondence, memoranda, news clippings and press releases, handbooks, surveys, publicity, reports, statistics, assignments, periodicals, minutes, and scrapbooks.
Dates: 1905-1980

Alumni Association project records, 1907-1953

 Series — Box: 6
Identifier: UA 541 Series 6
Scope and Contents Correspondence, blueprint, mementoes, financial reports, brochures, and other material for the Maeser Memorial Building Alumni Project, Loom or Weaving Project for Student Self Employment, Manavu Townsite Project, Old Y Bell Replica Project, SunDial Project, and proposed student activity building.
Dates: 1907-1953

Alumni Association records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 541
Scope and Contents Includes constitution, by-laws, and procedures of the Association. Also includes lists of officers, members, and organizations; also records of fund drives, activities and projects. Also includes receipt books, minutes, correspondence, surveys, news clippings, press releases, and class and club histories.
Dates: 1893-1980

Alumni Association records on 75th anniversary fund drive, 1950

 Series — Box: 4
Identifier: UA 541 Series 4
Scope and Contents Correspondence, mailing lists, fund appeals, mail orders, committee files, receipt books and account files, prospect files, General Authority, faculty, and student body solicitations.
Dates: 1950

Alumni Association records on alumni chapters and clubs, 1939-1951

 Series — Box: 2
Identifier: UA 541 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains chapter and club files, dating from between 1939 and 1951.
Dates: 1939-1951

Alumni Association records on alumni organization by stakes and regions, 1948-1954

 Series — Box: 3
Identifier: UA 541 Series 3
Scope and Contents General file, stake files, mission files, general alumni files by assorted states, Alumni Council Regional Councilor file.
Dates: 1948-1954

Alumni Association records on fund drives, 1936-1956

 Series — Box: 5
Identifier: UA 541 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains files on drives for the Stadium House Fund, Field House Fund, Development Fund, "Charter Year" Fund, Paul Dixon Fund, Special Fund, and Souvenir Plate Project.
Dates: 1936-1956