Brigham Young University. Department of Travel Study
- Existence: 1951 - 2004
The Department of Travel Study (1951-2004) was an administrative unit at Brigham Young University.
The Department of Travel Study was created in 1951 to allow patrons to travel to different countries and parts of the United States in order to combine academic, spiritual, and intercultural goals in a unique way. The program was designed for anyone who wanted to participate, even those who were not full-time BYU students and for BYU students who could not go on Study Abroad or to the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. The Division of Continuing Education ended the Department of Travel Study in 2004 because of the precarious state of world travel and for financial reasons.
Citation:Robert C. Taylor papers, 1969-1995 (international and domestic destinations)
Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, Apr. 6, 2009 (Department of Travel Study; est. 1951; abolished in 2004; part of the Division of Continuing Education)
Brigham Young University directory, 1989 (Travel Study)
Department of Travel Study records, 1965-1973 (Department of Travel Study; BYU Travel Study)
Undergraduate catalog 2000–2001 (Division of Continuing Education; Department of Travel Study; est. 1951; combined academic, spiritual, and intellectual goals; designed for all participants)
UPB files, May 28, 2014 (Department of Travel Study; program ended in 2004)
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Speeches recorded on a river tour entitled "Roots of Mormonism: Upper Mississippi Cruise", offered by BYU Travel Study, highlighting Mormon historical sites in the Mississippi River region. Speeches relate to Mormon history, Mississippi River history, and Mark Twain. Also includes recordings of riverboat music; guided tours; firesides; and the musical, "The City of Joseph." Includes speeches by Jeffrey R. Holland, Dallin H. Oaks, Bruce C. Hafen, and others.
Contains travel guide books for the various tours conducted by the Department of Travel Study. Dated 2001.
Collection contains correspondence to and from Travel Study personnel. It also contains information about various tours offered by Travel Study. Dates range from 1965 to 1973.
Contains illustrated diaries by Richard L. Gunn documenting his work with BYU Travel Study. Includes detailed descriptions of individual tours with embedded photographs to areas including Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America. Dated 1986-2004.
Contains files pertaining to the foreign studies programs run by the university, including those in Austria, Israel, London, Mexico, and Spain. Materials date from between 1971 and 1992.
Contains 618 slides taken between 1983 and 1985 while Robert John Evans was on Brigham Young University Travel Study tours to England, Mexico, Greece, Turkey, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Austria, Hungary, and other places in Eastern Europe. Materials dated 1983 to 1985.
Correspondence regarding employment for, plans for, flyers for, architectural drawings of, and materials for the Jerusalem Center. The collection includes three large models of the Jerusalem Center and of Jerusalem. There are also several folders regarding Travel Study trips and alumni cruises.