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Square Root Club records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 6829

Scope and Contents note

The Square Root Club collection contains the records concerning the Square Root Club, which was established in 1956 and lasted until 1985. These records include meeting minutes, scrapbooks, and ephemera records. The ephemera collected from the years of the Square Root Club's existence, with bulk dates beginning in 1971 and ending at 1985.

Dates

  • 1956-1985

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Square Root Club records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Square Root Club was established 14 May 1956. It existed until 1985, with a break in the 1979-1980 school year. It was reorganized in 1980, and continued although only fragmented in the last few years.

The Square Root Club was established 14 May 1956 by the wives of several Brigham Young University Mathematics Department professors. The purpose of the club was to foster an environment of "friendship and cultural development," as their motto and aim so indicated. The club first met at the homes of its members at 8 pm on the first Monday of every month. The wives of the Physics professors were invited to attend for the first few years, or 'until both departments were large enough to form their own independent clubs.' The club stood as an establishment for the sake of providing friendship and cultural development of the faculty and spouses at BYU. It existed until 1985, with a break in the 1979-1980 school year. It was reorganized in 1980, and continued although only fragmented in the last few years.

Extent

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

The Square Root Club records is the material concerning the Square Root Club, which was established from 1956-1985.

Custodial History note

Donated by Donald Robinson on 14 September 2004.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Donald Robinson; 14 September 2004.

Appraisal note

LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.III, August 2007).

Processing Information note

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2009.

Creator

Title
Register of Square Root Club records
Status
Completed
Author
Alicia Lynn Harris, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator
Date
April 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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