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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 10 Collections and/or Records:

Oral history interview with Mary Stovall Richards

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 154
Scope and Contents Interview conducted by Richard Poll as part of the Brigham Young University Archives Joint Oral History Project of the Brigham Young University Alumni Association Emeritus Club on September 22, 1988. Stovall describes why she chose to teach history at BYU. She gives an account of her employment with the BYU History Department and discusses different aspectsof her career including her special interest in examining the impact of the Civil War on white southern families.
Dates: 1988

Oral history interview with Dale H. West

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 146
Scope and Contents Interview conducted by Richard Poll as part of the Brigham Young University Archives Joint Oral History Project of the Brigham Young University Alumni Association Emeritus Club on April 29, 1988. West describes why he chose to teach English at BYU. He gives an account of his employment with the BYU English Department and describes different aspects of his career including the people who were influential in his professional life. Includes transcript and sound recording.
Dates: 1988

Oral history interview with Douglas F. Tobler

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 152
Scope and Contents Interview conducted by Richard Poll as part of the Brigham Young University Archives Joint Oral History Project of the Brigham Young University Alumni Association Emeritus Club on August 11, 1988. Tobler describes why he chose to teach history at BYU. He gives an account of his employment with the BYU History Department and discusses different aspects of his career including his love affair with European History.
Dates: 1988

Oral history interview with Fred R. Gowans

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 151
Scope and Contents Interview conducted by Richard Poll as part of the Brigham Young University Archives Joint Oral History Project of the Brigham Young University Alumni Association Emeritus Club on September 22, 1988. Gowans describes why he chose to teach history at BYU. He gives an account of his employment with the BYU History Department and discusses different aspects of his career including research on a biography on Andrew Henry and a small book on the contributions of the Warren A. Ferris outline of...
Dates: 1988 September 22

Oral history interview with James B. Allen

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 157
Scope and Contents Interview conducted by Richard Poll as part of the Brigham Young University Archives Joint Oral History Project of the Brigham Young University Alumni Association Emeritus Club on September 26, 1988 and April 10, 1989. Allen describes why he chose to teach history at BYU. He gives an account of his employment with the BYU History Department, discusses different aspects of his career, and describes his contributions to the History Department and the University. Includes sound recording and...
Dates: 1988-1989

Oral history interview with Marian Ashby Johnson

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 156
Scope and Contents Interview conducted by Richard Poll as part of the Brigham Young University Archives Joint Oral History Project of the Brigham Young University Alumni Association Emeritus Club on October 24, 1988. Johnson describes why she chose to teach history at BYU. She gives an account of her employment with the BYU History department and discusses different aspects of her career including her love affair with the Renaissance. Includes transcripts and sound recording.
Dates: 1988

Oral history interview with Neil Longley York

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 150
Scope and Contents Interview conducted by Richard Poll as part of the Brigham Young University Archives Joint Oral History Project of the Brigham Young University Alumni Association Emeritus Club on October 19, 1988. York describes why he chose to teach history at BYU. He gives an account of his employment with the BYU History Department and discusses different aspects of hiscareer and his interests in American diplomatic history, the Early American period, and the history of science and technology.
Dates: 1988 October 19

Oral history interview with Norman Edgar Wright

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 148
Scope and Contents Interview conducted by Richard Poll as part of the Brigham Young University Archives Joint Oral History Project of the Brigham Young University Alumni Association Emeritus Club on September 22, 1988. Wright describes why he chose to teach history at BYU. He gives an account of his employment with the BYU History Department and discusses different aspects of his career including his involvement with the Center for Family History and the publication of his ten books.
Dates: 1988

Oral history interview with Philip M. Flammer

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 149
Scope and Contents Interview conducted by Richard Poll as part of the Brigham Young University Archives Joint Oral History Project of the Brigham Young University Alumni Association Emeritus Club on September 13, 1989. Flammer describes why he chose to teach history at BYU. He gives an account of his employment with the BYU History Department and discusses different aspects of his career including his experiences as a pilot and historian for the Air Force. Includes transcript and sound recording.
Dates: 1989

Oral history interview with Ronald K. Esplin

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 153
Scope and Contents Interview conducted by Richard Poll as part of the Brigham Young University Archives Joint Oral History Project of the Brigham Young University Alumni Association Emeritus Club on March 20, 1989. Esplin describes his connection with the Historical Department at BYU, gives an account of his employment with the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute, and discusses different aspects and projects of his career. Includes sound recordings and transcript.
Dates: 1989