Skip to main content

Office of the President correspondence, 1996-2003

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1073 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence documenting Merrill J. Bateman's activities as president of Brigham Young University. Includes correspondence between Bateman and university vice-presidents, General Authorities, General Counsel, the University Provost, Deans, and Department Chairs. Subjects covered include assemblies/devotionals/forums on campus, athletics, admissions and records, student life, faculty, colleges and departments, university relations, fund raising, as well as professional associations to which Bateman belonged.


  • 1996-2003


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 70 years from the end date of the administration, 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 publish material from Office of the President records, 1996-2003 must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

From the Collection:

Brigham Young University was established in 1875 as Brigham Young Academy and headed by a principal. In 1894 Benjamin Cluff changed the title of the head of the Academy to "president" and gave the title "principal" to the heads of the various departments. Brigham Young Academy became Brigham Young University in 1903. The Office of the President is responsible for the administration of the university and interfacing with the Board of Trustees.


77 boxes

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available 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