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Alumni Relations records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5651
Contains records regarding various groups and programs connected with the Alumni Association. Also included are files concerning various reunions put on by the Alumni Relations Department. Dates range from 1988 to 2009.

Dates

  • 1988-2009

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 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.

Extent

9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)

15 cartons (15 linear ft.)

Administrative History

Alumni Relations (est. 1956) is an administrative unit at Brigham Young University associated with the operation of the Alumni Association.

The department of Alumni Relations performs the daily work necessary to connect alumni by executing the plans and suggestions of the University and the Alumni Association. Such work includes keeping accurate alumni records (the department's most important task), connecting alumni through various forms of media (including a magazine, an electronic newsletter, and modern media such as Facebook), and offering free career counseling and networking to alumni.

The Department of Alumni Relations was nebulously established in 1956, when Brigham Young University agreed to provide the operating budget of the Alumni Association, including salaries for its newly developed full-time staff. Since that time, Alumni Relations has become an official department of the University. Until September 2009 the Alumni Association partially governed Alumni Relations, but since then the Alumni Association has acted only in an advisory capacity.

Alumni Relations is headed by a managing director, who is also the executive director of the Alumni Association. The director reports to the Associate Vice-President of Alumni and External Relations. The following individuals have served as directors: Raymond E. Beckham (1956-1965), Ronald G. Hyde (1966-1979), Stephen L. Barrett (1979-1993), George H. Bowie (1993-1999), John Lewis (1999-2000), Michael Busenbark (2000-2006), and Linda Palmer (2006- ).

Arrangement

Arranged in two series: 1. Office files. 2. Records on reunions.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in installments between 2006 and 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; Feb. 2006.

Transferred; Records Management; May 2013.

Appraisal

Part of University Archives; college records (University Archives collecting policy February 2010).

Related Materials

See also University Relations Division records (UA 1252). This other collection originally contained materials from Alumni Relations but was divided, and as a result this collection was created.

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; February 2006.

Processed; Joseph Wiest; June 2013.

Processed; Joseph Wiest; October 2013.
Title
Register of Alumni Relations records
Status
completed
Author
Joseph Wiest
Date
2013 October 30
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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