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Bentley, Joseph T., 1906-1993



  • Existence: 1906 - 1993

Biographical History

Joseph T. Bentley (1906-1993) was an accounting professor, academic administrator, and ecclesiastical leader in Utah.

Joseph T. Bentley born March 6, 1906 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico, was an accounting professor and academic administrator at Brigham Young University. In 1958, Bentley succeeded Elbert R. Curtis and became general superintendent of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association (YMMIA) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bentley died on June 15, 1993 in Provo, Utah.

nuc86-8838: His Life and family of Joseph T. Bentley, 1982 (hdg. on WHi rept.: Bentley, Joseph T., 1906- ), viewed Jan. 31, 2008 (Joseph T. Bentley; Joseph Taylor Bentley; b. Mar. 6, 1906 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico; d. June 15, 1993 in Provo, Utah)

Wikipedia, via WWW, Mar. 11, 2016 (Joseph T. Bentley; Joseph Taylor Bentley; b. Mar. 6, 1906 in Colonia Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico; d. June 16, 1993; tenth general superintendent of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1958-1962; graduated from Brigham Young University; teacher and educational administrator in Utah and Mexico; 1953, began teaching accounting at BYU; assistant to Ernest L. Wilkinson; 1956, president of Northern Mexican Mission; 1972, appointed president of Argentina East Mission; 1976, called as first counselor in the Provo Temple presidency; m. 1928 in Salt Lake Temple to Kathleen Bench)

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Joseph T. Bentley papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 848
Scope and Contents

Collection includes correspondence, reports, budget requests and other financial records. The materials relate to the LDS Church schools, institutes, and seminaries, not including those at Brigham Young University.

Dates: 1962-1970

Brigham Young University comptroller correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 878
Scope and Contents

Includes files concerning university budget, the 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.

Dates: 1952-1969

College of Fine Arts and Communications faculty records, 1956-1966

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1056 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains faculty records from the College of Fine Arts and Communications, including the Helaman Halls dedicatory program, self-evaluations and evaluation reports, faculty load reports, the University Handbook, undergraduate scholarship and awards brochures, the records of Harvey Taylor and Joseph T. Bentley, information about the college, alumni information, and department chair meetings. Materials date from between 1956 and 1966.

Dates: 1956-1966

Financial reports of the Alvina Soffel Barrett Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231022937]
Identifier: UA 505
Scope and Contents

Report compiled by Joseph T. Bentley, comptroller and trustee for Brigham Young University; and Ben Lewis, financial vice-president. Includes three reports and a photograph.

Dates: 1963-1964

Oral history interview with Joseph T. Bentley

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 126
Scope and Contents

Contains transcripts, audio recordings, and contracts for an oral history by Bentley in 1983. The interview includes information on the Bentley family, on his experience as a student and administrator at Brigham Young University, and on his missionary service.

Dates: 1983

Stephen H. Russell papers on alleged 1966-1967 spy ring at Brigham Young University

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329473]
Identifier: MSS SC 2939
Scope and Contents Author shares his perspectives on controversy in which he was involved at BYU during administration of President Ernest L. Wilkinson, in which some professors claimed that the administration was using students to spy on them. Includes a chapter from author's personal history; relevant pages from a published history, "Brigham Young University: A House of Faith," with reference marks added by Russell; and his comments on specific points in the published history. Other persons mentioned...
Dates: 1983-1986

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Collection 5
Archival Object 1
Colleges and Universities 5
Education 5
Letters 2
Academic freedom -- Utah -- Provo -- History 1
Audiocassettes 1