Department of Recreation records
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 563
Scope and Contents
The entire collection relates to the annual Timpanogos hike which the Recreation Department has cosponsored with the Provo Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Forest Service, and also other agencies since 1922. The papers span years 1912-1977. Included are minutes, correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, and various mementoes. Files for 1913-1931, 1923, and 1925-1929 were lost or destroyed.
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 Department of Recreation records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.
In 1921, the Department of Social and Recreational Leadership, under the direction of Eugene L. Roberts, marked the beginning of recreation leadership courses at BYU. In September of 1954, the Recreation Department was officially established. Israel C. Heaton became the chairman of the department in 1956 and in 1964, the name of the department was changed to recreation Education.
5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Includes correspondence, policy statements, brochures, attendance records, building plans, enrollment statistics, Immigration and Naturalization Services information, examinations, surveys, financial records, histories, and miscellaneous materials. Also includes information concerning BYU High School and the Elementary Training School.
The collection is divided into two series: 1. Dept. of Recreation: Timpanogos hike files and 2. Dept. of Recreation: miscellaneous Timpanogos hike mementoes.
Other Finding Aids
A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA563.xml
The records were collected or generated by Israel C. Heaton, chairman of the Recreation Department, who was asked to serve as chairman of the Timp Hike by President Ernest L. Wilkinson.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Israel C. Heaton.
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
All photographs related to the Timp Hike were transferred to UA Photo Archives Single Print File, Lantern slides of a Timpanogos hike (MSS P 676).
Processed; Terrel Dene Hale; 2004.
- Brigham Young High School (Provo, Utah)
- Brigham Young University. Department of Physical Education
- Brigham Young University. Department of Recreation Management and Youth Leadership
- Brigham Young University. Laboratory School
- Colleges and Universities
- Files (Records)
- Minutes (Records)
- Provo Chamber of Commerce (Provo, Utah)
- Timpanogos Hike
- United States. Forest Service. Intermountain Region
- Register of Department of Recreation records
- Terrel Dene Hale
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
- Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008