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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 58 Collections and/or Records:

Alumni Relations records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5651
Scope and Contents Contains records regarding various groups and programs connected with the Alumni Association. Also included are files concerning various reunions put on by the Alumni Relations Department. Dates range from 1988 to 2009.
Dates: 1988-2009

Emeritus Club records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 719
Scope and Contents Contains slides, histories, notes, and minutes on the Emeritus Association. Materials date from between 1940 and 1995.
Dates: 1940-1995

Joint Oral History Project records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1095
Scope and Contents Audio-cassettes of oral histories and transcripts of several oral histories.
Dates: 2002

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 Albert Ray Olpin

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 121
Scope and Contents Interview by Hollis Scott with A. Ray Olpin concerning his student experiences at Brigham Young University. Also includes life experiences after BYU. Includes transcript and sound recording.
Dates: 1982

Oral history interview with Alma Heaton

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 142
Scope and Contents Interview by David Whittaker with Alma Heaton, who recounts his childhood in Kanab, education, courtship, military service, and subsequent appointment at Brigham Young University. Also speaks on service and experiences in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Includes sound recordings and transcript.
Dates: 1983

Oral history interview with Alma W. King

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 134
Scope and Contents Interview by Morris Klinger with Alma King concerning his early education at Brigham Young University, involvement in sports, marriage, teaching seminary, graduate education, and subsequent appointment as Dean of Students. Includes transcript and sound recording.
Dates: 1982

Oral history interview with Arthur Rich Watkins

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 158
Scope and Contents Transcript of interview conducted as part of the Brigham Young University Archives Joint Oral History Project of the Brigham Young University Alumni Association Emeritus Club in 1991. Watkins talks about his first years at Brigham Young University, U.S. Army Service, getting a Ph.D. at Stanford, teaching at Brigham Young University, and coping with a growing family.
Dates: 1991

Oral history interview with Blair Holmes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS OH 903
Scope and Contents Interview conducted by Richard Poll as part of the Brigham Young University Archives Joint Oral History Project by the Brigham Young University Alumni Association Emeritus Club on September 15, 1988. Holmes describes why he chose to teach history at BYU. He gives an account of his employment with the History Department and describes different aspects of his career including his involvement in the Center for Family and Community History and the Semester Abroad Program.
Dates: 1988

Oral history interview with Caroline Eyring Miner

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 138
Scope and Contents Interview by Donna Sorenson with Caroline Yring Miner concerning her childhood in the Mormon Colonies in Juarez, student experiences at Brigham Young University, family and marriage, public school teaching experiences, and Church work. Also includes examples of her poetry. Includes transcript and sound recording.
Dates: 1984