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Brigham Young University--Hawaii Campus



  • Existence: 1974 - 2003

Administrative History

Brigham Young University--Hawaii Campus (1974-2003) was a university sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Laie, Hawaii. In May 2003, the university official took the name Brigham Young University--Hawaii.

In 1974, President Spencer W. Kimball of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints publicly announced that Church College of Hawaii would become Brigham Young University–-Hawaii Campus. During this period, the president of the Hawaii Campus reported to the Brigham Young University administration in Provo, Utah. In 2003, the university began reporting directly to the Church Board of Trustees, and officially took the name Brigham Young University--Hawaii.

Presidents of Brigham Young University--Hawaii Campus included Dan W. Anderson (1974-1980); J. Elliot Cameron (1980-1986); Alton L. Wade (1986-1994); and Eric B. Shumway (1994-2003).

Data from CINE for The Aloha experiment [MP] 1978 (subj.) (Brigham Young University-Hawaii Campus)

Its General catalog, 1977/78: p. 2, etc. (Brigham Young University-Hawaii Campus; located, Laie, Oahu; estab. 1955 as Church College of Hawaii by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; affiliated with Brigham Young University in 1974) p. 6 (effective 9/1/74 renamed Hawaii Campus of Brigham Young University)

Its Alumni directory, 2004: t.p. (BYU--Hawaii) p. iv (Brigham Young University--Hawaii) p. viii (BYUH)

TESL reporter, winter 1980: t.p. verso (Brigham Young University-Hawaii Campus; BYU--HC), Sept. 23, 2011 (Brigham Young University--Hawaii; reported to Brigham Young University, 1955-2004; currently reports to the Church Educational System’s Board of Trustees)

BYU Hawaii website, viewed Sep. 9, 2011 (Brigham Young University Hawaii; Laie, Hawaii; First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; establishment of a college in Hawaii in July 1954; In 1955, the two-year Church College of Hawaii (CHH) classes begin in war surplus buildings with 153 students and 20 faculty/administrators; In February 1961, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges grants full four-year accreditation to CCH; President Spencer W. Kimball of the LDS Church publicly announces that CCH would become Brigham Young University–Hawaii Campus; In 2003, the university administration started reporting directly to the church Board of Trustees, instead of BYU in Provo; In November 2008, the Church Educational System Board of Trustees approves Brigham Young University–Hawaii President's Council's recommendation to reorganize the school's previous academic divisions into the College of Language, Culture & Arts; College of Math & Sciences; College of Business, Computing & Government; and College of Human Development; Presidents of the Church College of Hawaii and Brigham Young University Hawaii: Dr. Reuben D. Law (1955-1959); Dr. Richard T. Wootton (1959-1964); Dr. Owen J. Cook (1964-1972); Dr. Stephen L. Brower (1972-1974); Dr. Dan W. Anderson (1974-1980); Dr. J. Elliot Cameron (1980-1986); Dr. Alton L. Wade (1986-1994); Eric B. Shumway (1994-2007); and Dr. Steven C. Wheelwright (2007-))

Found in 88 Collections and/or Records:

Office of the President speeches, 1989-1995

Identifier: UA 925 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains copies of speeches and other addresses given by Rex and Janet Lee at Brigham Young University campus events.

Dates: Other: 1989-1995

Office of the President travel itineraries, 1989-1995

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 925 Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains the travel itineraries for Lee.

Dates: 1989-1995

Photographs of Brigham Young University--Hawaii Campus, 1982

 File — Box 2: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 31197231009645], Folder: 14
Identifier: UA 869 Series 1 File 6
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of the BYU Hawaii campus and various buildings in 1982.

Dates: 1982

Physical Plant Department general files, 1947-1987

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1330 Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains general files from the Physical Plant Department including, records, histories, contracts, building documents, and other information from college sites such as, Brigham Young University, BYU-Hawaii, LDS Business College, Ogden Center, Ricks College, Weber College, and University of Utah. Materials dated from 1954 to 1976.

Dates: 1947-1987

R. Lanier Britsch papers on Brigham Young University-Hawaii Campus, 1987-1989

Identifier: UA 959 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains reports about Brigham Young University-Hawaii Campus.

Dates: 1987-1989

Rex E. Lee speeches, 1989-1995

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 925 Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note

Contains speeches, talks, and articles by Rex E. Lee.

Dates: 1989-1995

Slides of Brigham Young University, Church College of Hawaii and LDS Business College

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225520011]
Identifier: UA 1263
Scope and Contents

Contains slides of the Brigham Young University campus, the Church College of Hawaii campus, and the Latter-day Saints Business College campus. Also included are a few slides of the Air Force Academy campus.

Dates: 1972