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Asian Studies Program correspondence, 1971-1976

Identifier: UA 551 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Contains letters, memorandums, and other documents related to the administration of the program. Materials date from between 1971 and 1976.


  • 1971-1976


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Administrative History

From the Collection:

The bulk of material was created under the leadership of Spencer Palmer.

The department of Asian Studies in the College of Social Sciences was organized in the fall of 1962 under Paul Hyer. Its purpose was to give students a foundation for careers and advanced work in the Far East. In 1968 Spencer Palmer became department head; he was a Professor of Religion and History specializing in Korean Studies and Christianity in Asia. For the next seven years Palmer served as head until being replaced in 1975 by Russell Horiuchi, professor of Geography at BYU.


10 folders

Language of Materials


Arrangement note

Arranged in four subsections: 1. Asian Studies Program incoming memos, 1972-1976. 2. Asian Studies Program outoing memos, 1972-1976. 3. Asian Studies Program audio-visual aids, 1971-1974. 4. Asian Studies Program job inquiries, 1971-1975.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US