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Brigham Young University vice-presidential records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 687

Scope and Contents

Collection of records and correspondence relating to academic colleges and deans, vice presidents, committees and councils, academic support centers and institutes, museums, church files, and administrative records during the time of Robert K. Thomas in his position of Academic Vice President of Brigham Young University. Addendum consists of a collection of speeches given by Robert K. Thomas between 1956 and 1989.

Dates

  • 1956-1989

Creator

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

Administrative History

Brigham Young University was established in 1875 as the Brigham Young Academy, and received the name university in 1903. The university is administered by the university president, with several vice-presidents for different functional areas. Robert K. Thomas served as academic vice-president between 1967 and 1980.

Biographical History

Robert K. Thomas (1918-1998) was a college professor and administrator in Utah. He started at Brigham Young University in 1951 as a faculty member of the English Department and Establishing Director of the Honors Program. In 1966 he was named Assistant Academic Vice-President to Earl C. Crocket, then Academic Vice President to Ernest L. Wilkinson a year later. He also served as a commissioner of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. In 1980, Dr. Thomas served as a special assistant to Jeffrey R. Holland until his retirement in 1983.

Extent

15 cartons (15 linear ft.)

4 oversize boxes (12 linear ft.)

Language

English

Overview

Collection of records and correspondence during the time of Robert K. Thomas in his position of Academic Vice President of Brigham Young University.

Arrangement

Arranged into thirteen series: 1. Correspondence and minutes. 2. Vice-presidential records. 3. Academic college and deans records. 4. Committees and councils records. 5. Academic support records. 6. Centers and institutes records. 7. Museums records. 8. Administrative records. 9. Legal records. 10. Certain individuals records. 11. Certain files and categories. 12. Church records.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA687.xml

Custodial History

Materials donated by Stan L. Albrecht around 1989, with other materials transferred from the Office of the Vice President. Some additional materials found in the University Archives stacks in February 2009 and added to the collection.

Appraisal

Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Kayla Quinney; February 2009.

Creator

Title
Register of Brigham Young University vice-presidential records
Status
Completed
Author
Kayla Quinney
Date
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