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Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5454
Collection contains materials from the Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute based in Provo, Utah including department records, student records, and publications pertaining to the transfer of the Benson Institute to the Welfare Services in 2007. Also included are letters, reports, theses, meeting minutes, memos, publications and correspondence between Institute employees and correspondents in South American countries such as Guatemala, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru dating from 1982-2007. Also contains student theses from local communities in Latin America for the purpose of obtaining Agriculture degrees, and publications from the Benson Institute in Provo.

Dates

  • 1982-2007

Creator

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.

Extent

21 cartons (21 linear ft.)

Administrative History

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.

Arrangement

Arranged in three series: 1. Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute department records, 2002-2006. 2. Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute student records, 1982-2005. 3. Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute Publications, 2003-2006.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in April 2009. Additional materials Given to Scott Duvall by Allen C. Christensen in July 2006, then donated by Scott Duvall to the University Archives in August 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; April 2009.

Donated; Scott Duvall; August 2014.

Transferred; Luiz Espinosa; June 6, 2017.

Appraisal

Administration (University Archives Collection Development Policy, October 2015).

Processing Information

Processed; Matthew Leavitt, manuscript processor, and Cory Nimer, curator; May 2009.

Processed; Hannah Waddel, student manuscript processor, and Cory Nimer, curator; August 2014.

Processed; Jace Packer, student manuscript processor, and Cory Nimer, curator; August 2017.
Title
Register of Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute records
Status
completed
Author
Matthew Leavitt
Date
2009
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2014 August 20: Publications added; Hannah Waddel.
  • 2017 August 8: Updated collection, file and series level; Jace Packer.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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