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General Church Board of Education correspondence, 1888-1901

 Series
Identifier: UA 1094 Series 2
Contains the correspondence of Karl G. Maeser and other members of the Church Board of Education related to the schools of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Correspondence references difficulties related to funding and staffing a large number of schools. Materials date from 1888 to 1901.

Dates

  • 1888-1901

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 100 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy. Requests to access restricted materials in the University Archives should be submitted to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Karl G. Maeser correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Extent

11 folders

Administrative History

General Church Board of Education (est. 1888) governs the various schools and academies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Today the Church Board of Education governs the Church Educational System (CES), including seminaries, institutes, and elementary and secondary schools. For institutions of higher education, the board works in conjunction with the boards of trustees for each of the institutions. Board members include the First Presidency, three members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the Senior President of the Seventy, the Relief Society general president, and the Young Women general president.

In its infancy the General Church Board of Education directed by a Superintendent of Church Schools. The position of Superintendent was eventually changed to Commissioner of Church Education in 1905.

Arrangement

Retained in original order.

Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1094.xml

Existence and Location of Originals

Original letterpress copybooks: MS 1259; Church History Library; 15 East North Temple Street; Salt Lake City, Utah 84150.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States