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Joseph T. Bentley correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 878
Includes files concerning university budget, LDS Church School System, campus colleges and departments, faculty, staff, fund-raising, administrative meetings, students, Treasurer's Office, New World Archaeological Foundation, and athletics. Also includes files relative to Church schools in Mexico and in the Pacific, and some of Bentley's personal files. Includes significant amounts of correspondence with Ernest L. Wilkinson (president of BYU) and others.


  • 1952-1969


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 Joseph T. Bentley correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


158 boxes (89 linear ft.)

31 Volumes (7.75 linear ft.)

Biographical History

Joseph T. Bentley (1906-1993) was an accounting professor and financial administrator. He held the following positions at Brigham Young University: instructor in accounting, 1953-1955; dean of Accounting Department, 1955-1956; administrative assistant to university president, 1957-1959; comptroller for BYU and Unified Church School System beginning in 1959. Retired, 1972.


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


Register of Joseph T. Bentley correspondence
Rose Frank
2011 September 7
Description rules
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States