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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 38 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 activity records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 968
Scope and Contents Contains materials from the Alumni Association that pertain to their activities. The materials include correspondence, reports, programs, minutes, and awards.
Dates: 1963-1996

Alumni Association administrative correspondence, 1951-1975

 Series — Box: 19, Folder: 13-15
Identifier: UA 541 Series 14
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence produced by Raymond E. Beckham, with letters to and from Ernest Wilkinson, William L. Knecht, and others.
Dates: 1951-1975

Alumni Association administrative correspondence, 1961-1962

 Sub-Series — Box: 17
Identifier: UA 541 Series 12 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence by Raymond E. Beckham, Ronald G. Hyde, Bruce Gibb, Emily G. Weeks, T. Earl Padoe, DaCosta Clark, and George H. Higgs related to the operations of the Alumni Association. Materials date from between December 1961 and May 1962.
Dates: 1961-1962

Alumni Association administrative correspondence, 1962 June-December

 Sub-Series — Box: 18
Identifier: UA 541 Series 12 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence related to the administration of the Alumni Association, prepared by Raymond E. Beckham, Ronald G. Hyde, Bruce Gibb, Emily G. Weeks, T. Earl Padoe, DaCosta Clark, George H. Higgs, Carolann Lambert, Scott Bergeson, Ernest L. Wilkinson, and Karlene McBride. Materials date from between June 1962 and December 1962.
Dates: 1962 June-December

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 collection of memories of Brigham Young University

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 770
Scope and Contents Responses sent to Arthur R. Watkins, addressing specific questions about student life at Brigham Young University. Respondents were Gwen L. Riches, Francis N. Mortenson, and Mark A. Stahmann.
Dates: 1990

Alumni Association general administrative records, 1958-1962

 Series — Box: 16
Identifier: UA 541 Series 11
Scope and Contents Contains administrative files produced by Raymond E. Beckham, including correspondence, plans, meeting agendas, memos, procedures, and studies.
Dates: 1958-1962

Alumni Association general correspondence, 1921-1958

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 541 Series 8
Scope and Contents Correspondence between officers, directors, and alumni. Letters date from between 1921 and 1958.
Dates: 1921-1958

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