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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.

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 12 Collections and/or Records:

Roots of Mormonism : Upper Mississippi cruise

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197235223937]
Identifier: UA 841
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1980

Department of Travel Study guidebooks

 Collection — Carton 1: [Barcode: 31197232583093]
Identifier: UA 5691
Scope and Contents

Contains travel guide books for the various tours conducted by the Department of Travel Study. Dated 2001.

Dates: 2001

Department of Travel Study records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1344
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1965-1973

Robert John Evans papers

Identifier: MSS 8244
Scope and Contents Collection contains 738 slides taken by Robert John Evans between 1965 and 1985. Majority of slides are photographs taken while on Travel Study Tours with Brigham Young University to places such as Europe and Mexico. Other slides demonstrate the performance of science experiments. Materials include 39 pages of handouts from Brigham Young University Travel Study Tours. Collection also includes journals of both personal and professional nature, materials from Evans' LDS mission to South...
Dates: 1918-1997

Richard L. Gunn diaries on Travel Study

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9087
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1986-2004

International Programs records

Identifier: UA 1131
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1971-1992

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies administrative records, 1961-1998

Identifier: UA 1072 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains administrative records for the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies collected by Robert C. Taylor, dated 1961-1998. Includes financial records, letters, memorandums, proposals, reports, clippings, minutes and agendas, and various booklets, pamphlets, and other publications, as well as journals and histories. Topics include the academic development of the center, BYU Travel study programs, development of a film on Abraham, and diplomatic relations in Israel.

Dates: 1961-1998

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies development records, approximately 1950-1995

Identifier: UA 1072 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies development records collected by Robert C. Taylor. Includes many publications surrounding fundraising for the Center, including cruises, tours, and other Department of Travel Study trips, travel itineraries, brochures, and pamphlets, and administrative records such as letters, memorandums, lists, notes, and clippings. Materials dated approximately 1950-1995.

Dates: approximately 1950-1995

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies minutes, 1983-1988

Identifier: UA 1072 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains agendas, minutes, and memorandums of the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies Committee, later called the Jerusalem Center Academic Coordinating Committee. Materials discuss the creation of curriculum and faculty selection for the center. Collected by Robert C. Taylor. Materials dated 1983-1988.

Dates: 1983-1988

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies records

Identifier: UA 1072
Scope and Contents Contains records of the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies, collected by Robert C. Taylor, dated approximately 1950-1998. Includes minutes of the Jerusalem Center Academic Coordinating Committee, administrative records, journals, histories, and records concerning the development of the center. Also includes architectural records, including two 3D models, photographic slides, photographs, and negatives, and audio recordings. Much of the material is related to the BYU Travel Study...
Dates: approximately 1950-1998