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Brigham Young University Bookstore

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1952-

Administrative History

The Brigham Young University Bookstore (1952-) is part of Auxillary Services at Brigham Young University and supplies required textbooks and other academic materials to the University and the community.

The first bookstore at Brigham Young University was eatablished in 1906, when it was organized as the Students' Supply Association. It was brought about due to requests from students in favor of sending directly to publishing and supply houses for books and other supplies to get them at better prices. In 1952, shortly before the Students' Supply Association was renamed the BYU Bookstore, President Wilkinson appointed a Board of Directors as its administrative organization. A new manager was also appointed, directly responsible to the Board of Directors. The board reported directly to the Board of Trustees and the University President. However, even after the creation of the Board of Directors, the bookstore remained somewhat of an orphan operation since it was not a part of any academic college or specific administrative organization. Original members included Herald R. Clark, Chairman; Ben E. Lewis, Secretary; William F. Edwards, Director; Clarence E. Boyle, Director; Dr. Antone K. Romney, Director; Myron Walker, Student Body Business Manager; Kiefer B. Sauls, ex-officio member; and Ernest L. Wilkinson, ex-officio member. At that time, Neil McKnight was also appointed Manager, directly responsible to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors of the Bookstore reported directly to the Board of Trustees and President of the University.

At the time the Bookstore was made a part of Auxiliary Services, Ben E. Lewis was serving as Vice President in Charge of Auxiliary Services and later as Vice President in Charge of Auxiliary and Communications Services. The Bookstore Manager during these years was Ivan L. Sanderson. By 1968, Ben E. Lewis had become Vice President over Business Affairs with Fred A. Schwendiman as Director of Auxiliary Services. In 1970, Roger E. Utley became Manager of the Bookstore. By 1976, it was still under the leadership of Ben E. Lewis, now Executive Vice President, and Lyle S. Curtis was serving as Auxiliary Services Director.

In 1984, President Jeffrey R. Holland appointed John B. Stohlton as Assistant Executive Vice President for Auxiliary Services, of which the BYU Bookstore was still a part. Stohlton reported to Dr. William Rolfe Kerr, Executive Vice President. In 1985, Stohlton was named Executive Vice President, replacing Kerr. Clyde J. Bair then became Assistant Executive Vice President of Auxiliary Services. He was replaced in 1989 by Dean Fairbank under the leadership of President Rex E. Lee.

By 1990, Dee F. Andersen had taken over the Vice Presidential position with stewardship over the Assistant Administrative Vice President of Auxiliary Services. In 1991, Fairbank's title was altered to Assistant Vice President of Student/Auxiliary Services and later to Assistant Student Life Vice President of Student Auxiliary Services. In 1996, Dean Fairbank was reporting to Student Life Vice President and Dean of Student Life Maren M. Mouritsen, then to Alton L. Wade, Student Life Vice President. By 1998, David A. Hunt had been appointed as Assistant Student Life Vice President of Student Auxiliary Services. By 2001, his title had changed to Assistant Administrative Vice President of Student Auxiliary Services and he reported to Brad W. Farnsworth, Administrative Vice President. Roger L. Reynolds was serving as Bookstore Manager.

Citation

A trip through the files of time, n.d.: verso t.p. (Brigham Young University Bookstore)

Brigham Young University 1999-2000 telephone directory: p. 29 (Bookstore)

University reading list; 1980 edition, 1980: t.p. (BYU Bookstore)

Brigham Young University Organizational history project website, viewed Sep. 9, 2011 (The BYU Bookstore; part of Auxillary Services at Brigham Young University; supplies required textbooks and other academic materials to the University and the community; first bookstore at Brigham Young University was eatablished in 1906; organized as the Students' Supply Association; President Ernest L. Wilkinson appointed a Board of Directors to serve as its governing body to establish policies and supervise the management of the bookstore; Original members included Herald R. Clark, Chairman; Ben E. Lewis, Secretary; William F. Edwards, Director; Clarence E. Boyle, Director; Dr. Antone K. Romney, Director; Myron Walker, Student Body Business Manager; Kiefer B. Sauls, ex-officio member; and Ernest L. Wilkinson, ex-officio member; Neil McKnight was also appointed Manager, directly responsible to the Board of Directors; Board of Directors of the Bookstore reported to directly to the Board of Trustees and President of the University; new manager was also appointed, directly responsible to the Board of Directors; board reported directly to the Board of Trustees and the University President; orphan operation since it was not a part of any academic college or specific administrative organization; Ben E. Lewis was serving as Vice President in Charge of Auxiliary Services and later as Vice President in Charge of Auxiliary and Communications Services; Bookstore Manager during these years was Ivan L. Sanderson; By 1968, Ben E. Lewis had become Vice President over Business Affairs with Fred A. Schwendiman as Director of Auxiliary Services; In 1970, Roger E. Utley became Manager of the Bookstore; By 1976, it was still under the leadership of Ben E. Lewis, now Executive Vice President, and Lyle S. Curtis was serving as Auxiliary Services Director; In 1984, President Jeffrey R. Holland appointed John B. Stohlton as Assistant Executive Vice President for Auxiliary Services, of which the BYU Bookstore was still a part; Stohlton reported to Dr. William Rolfe Kerr, Executive Vice President; In 1985, Stohlton was named Executive Vice President, replacing Kerr. Clyde J. Bair then became Assistant Executive Vice President of Auxiliary Services; replaced in 1989 by Dean Fairbank under the leadership of President Rex E. Lee; By 1990, Dee F. Andersen had taken over the Vice Presidential position with stewardship over the Assistant Administrative Vice President of Auxiliary Services; In 1991, Fairbank's title was altered to Assistant Vice President of Student/Auxiliary Services and later to Assistant Student Life Vice President of Student Auxiliary Services; In 1996, Dean Fairbank was reporting to Student Life Vice President and Dean of Student Life Maren M. Mouritsen, then to Alton L. Wade, Student Life Vice President; By 1998, David A. Hunt had been appointed as Assistant Student Life Vice President of Student Auxiliary Services; By 2001, his title had changed to Assistant Administrative Vice President of Student Auxiliary Services and he reported to Brad W. Farnsworth, Administrative Vice President; Roger L. Reynolds was serving as Bookstore Manager)

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

Brigham Young University Bookstore records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1313
Scope and Contents This collection contains annual course catalogs from 1913 to 1964 that once belonged to Herald R. Clark, first manager of the bookstore.
Dates: 1913-1964

Brigham Young University Bookstore training videos

 Collection — Carton: 1
Identifier: UA 5585
Scope and Contents Collection contains videocassettes used by the Brigham Young University Bookstore Training Services to train employees. The videocassettes concern back-to-school promotions, University conferences, the History of the BYU Bookstore, "Rise and Shout," the United Way Campaign, Imperial Tombs of China, and other materials, 1992-1999.
Dates: 1992-1999

Credit union

 Sub-Series — Box: 148, Folder: 3
Identifier: UA 1085 Series 5 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains materials related to the auxiliary services of, or operated by Brigham Young University. These services include food and dining, housing, and grounds keeping on or around Brigham Young University. The materials related to these areas include yearly memos and correspondence. Materials related to the operation of the Brigham Young University Bookstore and KBYU television station are also included. These include memos, correspondence, and, in the case of KBYU, materials related to awards...
Dates: 1976-1977

Office of the President correspondence with Auxiliary Services, 1982-1983

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 5
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains correspondence with Auxiliary Services regarding media services including broadcast services and the Motion Picture Studio. Includes invitations to President Holland to speak on shows and scheduling efforts. Also contains correspondence regarding the ROTC and Holland's duties as a reviewing officer. Additional correspondence with the bookstore covers financial records and payments in addition to board meeting concerns. Materials date from 1980 to 1989.
Dates: 1982-1983

Office of the President correspondence with Auxiliary Services, 1983-1984

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 5
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains correspondence with Auxiliary Services regarding media services including broadcast services and the Motion Picture Studio. Includes invitations to President Holland to speak on shows and scheduling efforts. Also contains correspondence regarding the ROTC and Holland's duties as a reviewing officer. Additional correspondence with the bookstore covers financial records and payments in addition to board meeting concerns. Materials date from 1980 to 1989.
Dates: 1983-1984

Office of the President correspondence with Auxiliary Services, 1984-1985

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 5
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains correspondence with Auxiliary Services regarding media services including broadcast services and the Motion Picture Studio. Includes invitations to President Holland to speak on shows and scheduling efforts. Also contains correspondence regarding the ROTC and Holland's duties as a reviewing officer. Additional correspondence with the bookstore covers financial records and payments in addition to board meeting concerns. Materials date from 1980 to 1989.
Dates: 1984-1985

Office of the President correspondence with Auxiliary Services, 1985-1986

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 5
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains correspondence with Auxiliary Services regarding media services including broadcast services and the Motion Picture Studio. Includes invitations to President Holland to speak on shows and scheduling efforts. Also contains correspondence regarding the ROTC and Holland's duties as a reviewing officer. Additional correspondence with the bookstore covers financial records and payments in addition to board meeting concerns. Materials date from 1980 to 1989.
Dates: 1985-1986

Office of the President correspondence with Auxiliary Services, 1986-1987

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 5
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains correspondence with Auxiliary Services regarding media services including broadcast services and the Motion Picture Studio. Includes invitations to President Holland to speak on shows and scheduling efforts. Also contains correspondence regarding the ROTC and Holland's duties as a reviewing officer. Additional correspondence with the bookstore covers financial records and payments in addition to board meeting concerns. Materials date from 1980 to 1989.
Dates: 1986-1987

Office of the President correspondence with Auxiliary Services, 1987-1988

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 5
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains correspondence with Auxiliary Services regarding media services including broadcast services and the Motion Picture Studio. Includes invitations to President Holland to speak on shows and scheduling efforts. Also contains correspondence regarding the ROTC and Holland's duties as a reviewing officer. Additional correspondence with the bookstore covers financial records and payments in addition to board meeting concerns. Materials date from 1980 to 1989.
Dates: 1987-1988

Office of the President correspondence with Auxiliary Services, 1988-1989

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 5
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains correspondence with Auxiliary Services regarding media services including broadcast services and the Motion Picture Studio. Includes invitations to President Holland to speak on shows and scheduling efforts. Also contains correspondence regarding the ROTC and Holland's duties as a reviewing officer. Additional correspondence with the bookstore covers financial records and payments in addition to board meeting concerns. Materials date from 1980 to 1989.
Dates: 1988-1989