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Administrative Council records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 914

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence concerning accreditation, Administrative Council, colleges and departments, committees, divisions and schools, faculty, foundations and scholarships, Mormon studies, university presidents, deans of colleges, and administrative directors. Also includes individual academic unit reports.

Dates

  • 1966-1974

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 Robert K. Thomas Administrative Council records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

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

56 boxes (28 linear ft.)

Language

English

Arrangement

Arranged in 37 series: 1. Robert K. Thomas accreditation files, 1968; 2. Robert K. Thomas Administrative Council files, 1968-1969; 3. Robert K. Thomas college and department files, 1966-1969; 4. Robert K. Thomas committee files, 1964-1969; 5. Robert K. Thomas Coordinating Council on Higher Education files, 1968-1969; 6. Robert K. Thomas correspondence, 1968; 7. Robert K. Thomas division and school files, 1966-1969; 8. Robert K. Thomas faculty files, 1962-1969; 9. Robert K. Thomas foundation and scholarship files, 1964-1969; 10. Robert K. Thomas miscellaneous files, 1958-1969; 11. Robert K. Thomas Mormon Studies files, 1968; 12. Robert K. Thomas Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools files, 1968-1969; 13. Ernest Wilkinson correspondence and minutes, 1962-1969; 14. Robert K. Thomas Relief Society books, 1967-1968; 15. Robert K. Thomas seminary and institute files, 1968; 16. Robert K. Thomas student recruitment files, 1966; 17. Robert K. Thomas summer school files, 1962-1967; 18. Robert K. Thomas University resources files, 1966-1967; 19. Robert K. Thomas United Funds files, 1965-1967; 20. Robert K. Thomas Administrative Council files, 1960-1967; 21. Robert K. Thomas college and department files, 1966-1968; 22. Robert K. Thomas division and school files, 1966-1968; 23. Robert K. Thomas miscellaneous files, 1966; 24. Robert K. Thomas Administrative Council files, 1968-1970; 25. Robert K. Thomas deans of colleges files, 1968-1970; 26. Robert K. Thomas miscellaneous department and subject files, 1968-1970; 27. Robert K. Thomas meeting minutes, 1967-1969; 28. Robert K. Thomas general correspondence, 1968-1970; 29. Robert K. Thomas personal correspondence with President Wilkinson, 1967-1970; 30. Robert K. Thomas deans of colleges and administrative directors files, 1969-1971; 31. Robert K. Thomas personal correspondence with President Wilkinson, 1969-1971; 32. Robert K. Thomas deans of colleges and administrative directors files, 1970-1972; 33. Robert K. Thomas miscellaneous department and subject files, 1969-1971; 34. Robert K. Thomas correspondence files, 1969-1972; 35. Robert K. Thomas correspondence with Dallin H. Oaks, 1971-1972; 36. Robert K. Thomas correspondence files, 1971-1972; and 37. Robert K. Thomas deans of colleges and administrative directors files, 1970-1974.

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/UA914.xml

Custodial History

Transferred to the University Archives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred.

Appraisal

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

Processing Information

Processed; University Archivist; 2006.
Title
Register of the Administrative Council records
Status
Completed
Author
University Archivist
Date
2006
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.
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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