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Oral history interview with Stephen L. Barrett

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5323

Scope and Contents

Interview with Barrett in which he discusses his employment with the Brigham Young University Alumni Association. Collection includes both a transcript and the audio recording.

Dates

  • 2007 July 17

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Oral history interview with Stephen L. Barrett must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Stanley A. Peterson (born 1938) was an educational administrator in Utah.

Stanley Arthur Peterson was born on April 20, 1938 in Sacramento, California to Oscar Henry Peterson and Bessie Viola Steinagel. He earned his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in 1960, and then returned to California to earn a master's degree at California State University, Los Angeles in 1964. After graduation he worked for the Church Educational System at the University of Southern California before being recruited by Ernest L. Wilkinson to run the BYU-California Center. Two years later he moved to Utah to become the associate dean, and then dean of the university's Continuing Education Division.

In 1976, Peterson was appointed by Church Commission of Education Jeffrey R. Holland to serve as the associate commissioner for religious education, and elementary and secondary education. He served in this position until his retirement from the Church Educational System in 2001.

Biographical History

Stephen L. Barrett (1934-2008) was an educational administrator in Utah.

Stephen Lee Barrett was born on June 12, 1934 in Logan, Utah to Walter William Barrett and Myrtle Jeppson. His parents later moved to Phoenix, Arizona, and then to El Cerrito, California, where Barrett attended elementary and high school. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served a mission to the Eastern States. He then attended Brigham Young University-Hawaii, where he earned his bachelor's degree in political science. He taught high school in Hawaii, California, and Utah before determining to continue his education, earning a master's of education from Brigham Young University in 1968.

In 1969 Barrett joined the Brigham Young University administration, serving in various roles related to alumni relations. He served as the director of the Brigham Young University Alumni Association from 1986 to 1998. Barrett was also active in the Church, serving as a bishop, high councilor, and gospel doctrine teacher. He died on June 7, 2008 in Orem, Utah.

Extent

2 folders (0.05 linear ft.)

Language

English

Overview

An oral history interview with Stephen L. Barrett in which he discusses his employment with the Brigham Young University Alumni Association. Collection includes both a transcript and the audio recording.

Custodial History

Donated in August 2007 by Stanley Peterson. Peterson conducted the interview with Stephen L. Barrett in July 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Stanley Peterson; August 2007.

Appraisal

Oral history interview documents the activities of an employee, and later director, of the Alumni Association from 1969 to 1998. University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; August 2007.

Creator

Title
Register of Oral history interview with Stephen L. Barrett
Status
Completed
Author
J. Gordon Daines III
Date
2008
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