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Ricks College (Rexburg, Idaho)



  • Existence: 1923 - 2001

Administrative History

Ricks College (1923-2001) was a religious two-year college in Rexburg, Idaho. Previously known as Ricks Normal College, the institution was later renamed as Brigham Young University-Idaho.

Reeser, G.D. Idaho authors, 1990: t.p. (Ricks College; Rexburg, Idaho)

LC data base, 5-29-91 (hdg.: Ricks College, Rexburg, Idaho)

BYU-Idaho website, via WWW, May 9, 2003 (summer of 1917 the school became Ricks Normal College; in 1923, the school became known as Ricks College; in 2001 became Brigham Young University-Idaho)

Not found: Brigham Young University-Idaho Catalog, 2001-2002: cover, p. 6, etc. (BYU-IDAHO); Students rays, 1918: t.p. (Ricks Normal College)

Found in 124 Collections and/or Records:

Ruth H. Barrus papers

Identifier: MSS 2092

Papers and scrapbooks relating to her work in humanities and music at Ricks College, her role as mother and wife, and position as 1978 Idaho Mother of the Year. Collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, personal journals (1976-1979), class syllabi, grant applications, and papers written for publication and presentation. Includes information on the 1976 Teton Dam disaster.

Dates: approximately 1933-1979

John J. Buckmiller Ricks College fraternity certificate

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230320191]
Identifier: MSS SC 2193
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and printed certificate. The item confirms that John J. Buckmiller was a member of the fraternity at Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho. The item is signed by John A. Widtsoe (1872-1952), Mormon author and educator.

Dates: 1952

Oswald Christensen journals

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 531
Scope and Contents

Holograph journals which include an autobiographical sketch and describe work with the Oneida Stake Academy and Ricks College, the Latter-day Saint Church and personal and family activities.

Dates: 1902-1958

Ephraim Hatch bound volumes, 1875-1975

Identifier: UA 923 Series 1
Scope and Contents note

Contains various photos.

Dates: Other: 1875-1975

Ephraim Hatch collection of university building histories, 1974-1985

Identifier: UA 923 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note

Contains bound volumes of photographs and information of the different physical plants and campus buildings.

Dates: 1974-1985

Ephraim Hatch drafts for A History of the Brigham Young University Campus and the Department of Physical Plant, approximately 1975

Identifier: UA 923 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note

Contains bound volumes of photographs of the univeristy campus and its development during the presidencies of various university presidents. Volumes assembled in approximately 1975.

Dates: approximately 1975

Ephraim Hatch loose images, 1971-1988

Identifier: UA 923 Series 2
Scope and Contents note

Contains various photos and negatives of buildings, sculptures and other architectual focuses of BYU campuses and surrounding Provo area.

Dates: Other: 1971-1988

Henry Eyring speeches

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230244789]
Identifier: MSS SC 586
Scope and Contents

Holographs. Drafts of speeches entitled "What are the things that really matter?"; "Opportunities at Ricks College"; and "Chemistry, a changing frontier".

Dates: 1973-1976

Financial Aids and Loans correspondence

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 403
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence regarding the establishment of student financial aid through the Church and administered through the Financial Aids and Loans office at Brigham Young University. O. Wendle Nielsen was director of Financial Aids. Materials date from between 1956 and 1964.

Dates: 1956-1964

Ephraim Hatch collection on Brigham Young University campus development

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 923
Scope and Contents Contains pictorial histories of building construction at Brigham Young University, 1875-1975, arranged chronologically by university president; pictorial survey of BYU Physical Plant Dept., 1974; pictorial histories of individual campus structures built and remodeled during 1970s and early 1980s; and photographs, slides, and negatives of campus buildings and personnel, and other schools operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Includes views of construction of Provo and...
Dates: approximately 1974-1991