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Church Educational System (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1970-

Administrative History

The Church Educational System (est. 1970) is an educational program for students and adults in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Church Educational System (CES) was formed in 1970 in a reorganization of the earlier Unified Church School System. The system included primary and secondary educational institutions operated by the Church, including seminaries and institutes of religion. The system is administered by the Commissioner of Church Education, and operates under the direction of the Board of Education of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Commissioners of Church Education have included Neal A. Maxwell (1970-1976), Jeffrey R. Holland (1976-1980), Henry B. Eyring (1980-1986), J. Elliot Cameron (1986-1989), Henry B. Eyring (1992-2004), W. Rolfe Kerr (2005-2008), and Paul V. Johnson (2008- ).

Citation

Symposium on the N.T. (4th : 1980 : Brigham Young Univ.) A Symposium on the New Testament, c1980 (a.e.) t.p. (Church Educational System; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) p. v (CES)

Especially For Youth records, 1976-1986, 1995-2008 (program offered in association with Church Educational System)

Wikipedia, via WWW, Dec. 24, 2014 (Commissioners of Church Education; Neal A. Maxwell (1970-1976), Jeffrey R. Holland (1976-1980), Henry B. Eyring (1980-1986), J. Elliot Cameron (1986-1989), Henry B. Eyring (1992-2004), W. Rolfe Kerr (2005-2008), and Paul V. Johnson (2008- ))

Global Mormonism in the 21st Century, 2008: p. 230 (Church Educational System replaced Unified Church School System, 1970; Neal A. Maxwell appointed Commissioner of Church Education at same time; system operated seminary and institute programs, primary and secondary schools, and church universities)

Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:

Admissions and Records Office correspondence on Church Educational System, 1996-1997

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1156 Series 12
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, articles, and journals relating to the Church Education System (CES). Materials date from between 1996 and 1997.

Advisory Council minutes, 1983-1989

 Series — Box: 10, Folder: 4-6
Identifier: UA 1088 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains meeting minutes from the Advisory Council dated 1983 to 1989. Includes information on the division's programs and activities, faculty, relationship with other Church Educational System units, and with other divisions of the university.

Autobiographies of Alma W. King and Lucille Olson King

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2991
Scope and Contents Autobiography of Alma King contains memories of his childhood near Garland, Utah; church service, including a Latter-day Saint Mission to the Hawaiian Islands, 1923-1926; attendance at BYU, 1926-1930 and 1933-1936, and the University of Chicago, 1939-1940; teaching LDS seminary at Bear River High School, 1930-1956; marriage; travels; and employment in the Dean of Students office at BYU, 1956-1972. Autobiography of Lucille King contains memories of her childhood in Provo, Utah; attendance at...

Joseph T. Bentley correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 878
Scope and Contents Includes files concerning university budget, LDS Church School System, campus colleges and departments, faculty, staff, fund-raising, administrative meetings, students, Treasurer's Office, New World Archaeological Foundation, and athletics. Also includes files relative to Church schools in Mexico and in the Pacific, and some of Bentley's personal files. Includes significant amounts of correspondence with Ernest L. Wilkinson (president of BYU) and others.

John T. Bernhard papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 881
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence and subject files concerning university administration, admissions and records, AFROTC, Alumni Association, assemblies, Auxiliary Services, biographical information, businesses and companies, Brigham Young University committees, church, civil defense, colleges, comptroller, contributions, faculty, federal aid to education, government, institutes, Placement Bureau, policies, public relations, publications, speeches, Student Personnel Services, and other universities.

William E. Berrett papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 889
Scope and Contents Contains minutes, correspondence, reports, course outlines, newsletters, speeches, pamphlets, lists, recommendations, and Division of Religion faculty applications. Correspondence concerns Student Military Relations Committee, faculty, and LDS Institute assistant administrators Alma P. Burton, Boyd K. Packer, and Dale T. Tingey.

Board of Trustees minutes, 2006-2009

 Series — Carton: 14
Identifier: UA 5514 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains minutes of the executive committee of the Board of Trustees, dating from between 2006 and 2009. Includes information on facilities, staffing, and policies of the university and the Church Educational System.

George T. Boyd papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 3082
Abstract Primarily research notes and articles which Boyd created and collected over the course of his time as a philosophy professor.

Brigham Young University minutes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1280
Scope and Contents Thirty-four bound volumes of meeting minutes from 1875-1974 that were in the possession of Clyde Sandgren. Minutes are for the Church Board of Education (1954-1970), Executive Committee of the Church Board of Education (1954-1970), Brigham Young University Board of Trustees (1875-1970), Executive Committee of the Brigham Young University Board of Trustees (1891-1970), BYU Presidency (1954-1958), Administrative Council (1958-1959), BYU Athletic Advisory Council (1945-1974), and Brigham Young...

H. Julene Butler research on the Harold B. Lee Library

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9010
Scope and Contents Collection contains materials pertaining to the construction and ongoing history of the Harold B. Lee library on Brigham Young University's campus in Provo, Utah. The materials contain a wide variety of historical documents as well as official documents and minutes pertaining to the library. Also included are a few supplemental electronic sources documenting the library's history. Collection generated by H. Julene Butler's research into the history of the library. Materials dated 1961-2013.