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Office of the President records on administration, 1977-1978

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1085 Series 3 Sub-Series 7
Contains materials related to the administration of Brigham Young Univeristy under President Oaks. The materials include memos and minutes from meetings with the Board of Directors, college and department heads, and chairs. Correspondence to individuals both on an off campus are included. Dates range from 1971 to 1980.

Dates

  • Record Keeping: 1977-1978

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 Office of the President records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

From the Series: 51 boxes

Administrative History

The Brigham Young University President (1903- ) is the chief executive officer and general manager of the University.

Brigham Young University has had a president since Brigham Young Academy was changed to Brigham Young University in 1903. While the school was still called Brigham Young Academy the head officer was titled principal.

The Board of Trustees delegates to the University President the responsibility to conduct the operations of the institution and administer the policies enacted by the board. Since 1996, the President of the university has also been a General Authority of the Church.

Past and present Brigham Young University presidents include George H. Brimhall (1903-1921), Franklin S. Harris (1921-1945), Howard S. McDonald (1945-1949), (acting president) Christian Jensen (1949-1951), Ernest L. Wilkinson (1951-1971), Dallin H. Oaks (1971-1980), Jeffrey R. Holland (1980-1989), Rex E. Lee (1989-1995), Merrill J. Bateman (1996-2003), and Cecil O. Samuelson (2003- ).
Biographical History Dallin H. Oaks (born 1932) a native of Provo, Utah, served as president of Brigham Young University, a Utah Supreme Court justice, and apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Dallin H. Oaks was born on August 12, 1932 in Provo, Utah. He Oaks was married on June 24, 1952 to June Dixon. They had six children. June passed away in July 1998 of cancer. Oaks remarried on August 25, 2000 to Kristen Meredith McMain. Oaks graduated from Brigham Young University in 1954 with a degree in accounting. He went on to graduate from the University of Chicago Law School in 1957. He practiced law and taught law in Chicago, including working on the University of Chicago Law faculty in 1961.

He was nominated president of Brigham Young University and served from 1971 to 1980. Following his presidency he served as a justice of the Utah Supreme Court from 1980 until 1984. Upon his resignation from the Utah Supreme Court Oaks began service as an apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1085.xml

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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