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Brigham Young Academy. South American Expedition (1900-1901)



  • Existence: 1900 - 1901

Administrative History

The South American Expedition was a scientific research expedition led by faculty members of Brigham Young Academy from 1900 to 1901. The group explored areas in central and southern Mexico and Central America.

Benjamin Cluff, Jr., 1947: p. x (Brigham Young Academy Scientific Expedition; organized by Benjamin Cluff and conducted between 1900-1901) p. 101 (Brigham Young Academy South American Exploring Expedition)

Diary of Christian Olsen, 1957: t.p. (Brigham Young Academy South American Expedition)

UPB files, May 29, 2010 (Cluff Expedition; Zarahemla Project)

Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:

Office of the President correspondence

Identifier: UA 1093
Scope and Contents Contains the correspondence files of President Cluff, with the exception of his first year of administration. The papers date from between 1893 and 1904, and are incoming except for 1897 to 1900. Also includes Cluff's correspondence as president of the People's Canal & Irrigation Company. Includes information on Cluff's administration of the Academy, and the school's relationship to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Board of Education. Also includes correspondence regarding...
Dates: 1893-1904

Oral history interview with Royal B. Woolley

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 7
Scope and Contents

Interview by Hollis Scott with Royal B. Woolley, livestockman, concerning his experiences as a member of the Brigham Young Academy South American scientific expedition during the trip from Kanab, to Colonia Dublan, Mexico, 1900-1901. Includes transcript and sound recording.

Dates: 1964

Photographs and scrapbooks of the South American Expedition, 1900-1902

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 869 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs from the Brigham Young Academy South American Expedition from 1900 to 1902. Photographs are portraits of the explorers and photographs of the explorers traveling and setting up camp. Also contains various landscapes and churches visited in countries including Mexico and Columbia, ruins and recovered archeological specimens, and photographs of the indigenous peoples. Also contains scrapbooks of similar photographs.

Dates: 1900-1902

Photographs of Brigham Young University, 1891-1968

 Series — Carton 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4; Series 5; Series 6; Series 7; Series 8; Series 9; Series 10; Series 11; Series 12; Series 13; Series 14; Series 15; Series 16 [Barcode: 31197233282521], Folder: 53-58
Identifier: UA 1070 Series 16
Scope and Contents Contains various photographs related to Brigham Young University, including student portraits, photographs of awards given to students, classroom lectures, a 1945 postcard, a copy of a portrait of Karl G. Maesar, photos of a youth clinic, photos of students on campus, building plans of Heritage Halls, building plans from a junior college in Phoenix, Arizona, and photos from the Church College in Hawaii. Also includes a photograph from a BYU expedition to South America in the early 1900s and...
Dates: 1891-1968

Vasco M. Tanner collection on the South American Expedition

Identifier: MSS 4170
Scope and Contents

Contains first-hand accounts and retrospective articles on the South American Expedition. Includes diaries, correspondence, field notes, and articles. Much of the material focuses on the contributions of Benjamin Cluff Jr. and Chester G. Van Buren. Collection was compiled by Vasco M. Tanner, and includes his own research and writing on the expedition.

Dates: 1899-1975

Treasurer's Office correspondence and other material, 1914-1960

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 355 Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, reports, and other materials from the Treasurer's Office under Kiefer Sauls. Materials date from between 1914 and 1960.

Dates: 1914-1960

Treasurer's Office financial reports and other material, 1904-1965

Identifier: UA 355 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains financial reports and related materials for schools within the Church Educational System. Materials date from between 1904 and 1965.

Dates: 1904-1965

Treasurer's Office general records, 1899-1955

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 355 Series 3 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, financial reports, contracts, and other materials produced or gathered by the Treasurer's Office. Materials date from between 1899 and 1955.

Dates: 1899-1955

Treasurer's Office records

Identifier: UA 355
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence and financial records of Brigham Young Academy and Brigham Young University departmental offices. Includes records related to the South American Expedition. Materials date from between 1880 and 1965.

Dates: 1880-1965

Treasurer's Office records, 1899-1960

Identifier: UA 355 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, reports, and financial records produced and gathered by the Treasurer's Office. Materials date from between 1899 and 1960.

Dates: 1899-1960