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Associated Students of Brigham Young University histories

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1081

Scope and Contents

Contains histories of the ASBYU as kept by each secretary-historian, highlighting the most important events during each school year. The volumes contain meeting minutes, photocopies of newspaper articles, correspondence, brochures, pamphlets, event programs, and other miscellaneous items that were deemed to have a historical value. Materials dated 1922-1986.

Dates

  • 1922-1986

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 the Associated Students of Brigham Young University histories must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Administrative History

Associated Students of Brigham Young University (ASBYU) was the student organization on campus until 1988 when the Brigham Young University Student Association (BYUSA) was created under Jeffrey R. Holland's direction.

Student government at Brigham Young University began in 1909. It was refined in 1924 with the acceptance of a new constitution. The new constitution established an organization that included a president, first vice-president, second vice-president, secretary-historian, editors of two publications (Y News and Banyan), and a cheermaster. A student council that included university administrators was also part of the governing structure. The organization was know as the Student Body until 1933 when the title Associated Students of Brigham Young University (ASBYU) was first used. The student body organization would be known ASBYU until 1988 when a new constitution was implemented under the direction of President Jeffrey R. Holland and the name was changed to the Brigham Young University Student Service Association (BYUSA) to better reflect the organization’s new service oriented role.

Extent

96 Volumes (32.4 linear ft)

Language

English

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

Source is not exactly known; the volumes were probably given to the then-existing campus library (in Karl G. Maeser's office) as they were created and moved as it grew. The first real library was housed in the Education building (the Grant Library, now the testing center) from 1925 until the Clark Library was built in 1962; Special Collections was founded in 1957, but didn't have its own territory until the now Harold B. Lee Library gained a second mostly underground addition in 1999. The collection was added to the catalog in 2001 by then-University Archivist J. Gordon Daines. Additional two volumes added in 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found in stacks; J. Gordon Daines III (University Archivist); January 2001.

Addendum: Donated; unknown donor (left at administration building information desk); February 2016.

Appraisal

University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Related Materials

See also Transcript of debate between Hyrum Andrus and J.D. Williams (UA 438), Treasurer's Office records (UA 112), Women in Academics week records (UA 1111), Associated Students of Brigham Young University records (UA 74, UA 287, UA 401, UA 487, UA 488, and UA 1298), Associated Men Students records (UA 376), Brigham Young University proposal for new student association (UA 1018), Wilkinson Center director records (UA 732), Associated Students of Brigham Young University scrapbooks (UA 756), Women's Office history (UA 908), Brigham Young University campus groups and clubs scrapbook collection (UA 872), Wilkinson Center and Student Activities records (UA 460), Constitution of the Associated Students of Brigham Young University (UA 433).

Processing Information

Processed; Amanda Crandall, manuscripts specialist; April 2016.
Title
Register of Associated Students of Brigham Young University histories
Status
Completed
Author
Lucy Brimhall
Date
2013 April 15
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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