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Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute department records, 2002-2006

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5454 Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains records from the Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute during 2002-2006. The materials include correspondence and reports pertaining to the activities of the Institute. Also contains memorandums, meeting minutes, reports, and financial records associated with the transfer of the Benson Institute from Brigham Young University to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Welfare Services, dating from 2005-2007.


  • 2002-2006

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 50 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 Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Administrative History

From the Collection: The Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute (1977-2008) was an institute at Brigham Young University dedicated to agricultural research in developing countries.

The Ezra Taft Benson Institute was founded in 1977 to raise quality of life through improved nutrition and agricultural practices. To accomplish this, the institute had partnerships with universities in the developing world. In 1987, the institute was placed under the College of Biology and Agriculture and later under the College of Life Sciences. In 2008 the institute was transferred to LDS Charities and renamed the Benson Food Initiative.


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