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Brigham Young University. Multicultural Programs



  • Existence: 1985 - 1997

Administrative History

Multicultural Programs (1985-1997) was an administrative unit at Brigham Young University.

The Multicultural Programs unit was established in 1985, in a reorganization of the earlier Multicultural Education Department. It was an advisement and support unit for multicultural students at the university, and advocated for them to other divisions. The unit was administered by Student Life under a director. In 1997, it was reorganized as Multicultural Student Services.

Directors included Max W. Swenson (1985-1989) and K. Rush Sumpter (1989-1997).

Multicultural Programs records, 1960-1989 (Brigham Young University, Multicultural Programs)

Indian education at Brigham Young University, 1993: p. 144 (Multicultural Programs; est. Sept. 1985; director, Max Swenson, reported to Asst. Dean Ryan Thomas in Student Life; advisement and support unit, no curricular offerings)

BYU Organizational History website, via WWW, May 29, 2014 (Multicultural Programs, Multicultural Programs/Special Populations, Multicultural Services, Multicultural Services/Special Populations; est. 1985; previously Multicultural Education Department; reorganized as Multicultural Student Services, 1997; directors: Max W. Swenson (1985-1989) and K. Rush Sumpter (1989-1997))

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Multicultural Programs alumni magazines, 1984-1989

Identifier: UA 5435 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains copies of the periodical Eagle's Eye. Eagle's Eye is a publication of the Multicultural Student Services that keeps the multicultural alumni informed of campus activities. Materials dated 1984 to 1989.

Dates: 1984-1989

Multicultural Programs photographs, 1960-1990

Identifier: UA 5435 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs, contact sheets, slides, and negatives of images of events conducted by Multicultural Programs. Includes images from the Miss Indian BYU scholarship pageant, Tribe of Many Feathers, Lamanite Generation, and other student organizations. Also includes images featured in the Eagle's Eye. Materials dated 1960 to 1990.

Dates: 1960-1990

Multicultural Programs records

Identifier: UA 5435
Scope and Contents

Contains department scrapbooks, photographs, including slides, contact sheets and negatives, of events conducted by the department and student organizations, and copies of the periodicals Eagle's Eye and Buffalo Hide. Materials dated 1960 to 1990.

Dates: 1960-1990

Multicultural Programs scrapbooks, 1971-1988

Identifier: UA 5435 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains scrapbooks and loose scrapbook material such as letters, programs, clippings, and issues of The Eagle's Eye and Buffalo Hide. Materials related to departmental multicultural events, activities, and student organizations. Materials dated 1971 to 1988.

Dates: 1971-1988

Student Service Association records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1329
Scope and Contents

Contains information related to the Student Service Association (BYUSA). Includes reports, financial reports, letters, pamphlets, scholarship information, photographs, training materials, and a commemorative book. Second portion of the collection is arranged in approximate chronological order. Dated approximately 1988-2017.

Dates: 1988-2017