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Sound recordings of Brigham Young University events, 1941-2016

Identifier: UA 1197 Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains audio recordings of events and activities held on the campus of Brigham Young University. These events include workshops, assemblies, banquets, graduation, conferences, devotionals and forums, festivals, firesides, meetings, and building dedications. Dated 1941-2016.


  • 1941-2016


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 publish material from Brigham Young University sound recordings must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Administrative History

From the Collection:

Brigham Young University (1903-) is a university sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Provo, Utah.

Brigham Young University was established in 1903 in a renaming of Brigham Young Academy. Past and present Brigham Young University presidents include George H. Brimhall (1903-1921), Franklin S. Harris (1921-1945), Howard S. McDonald (1945-1949), (acting president) Christian Jensen (1949-1951), Ernest L. Wilkinson (1951-1971), Dallin H. Oaks (1971-1980), Jeffrey R. Holland (1980-1989), Rex E. Lee (1989-1995), Merrill J. Bateman (1996-2003), and Cecil O. Samuelson (2003- ).

Brigham Young University is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as part of the Church Educational System (CES). The university is governed by a Board of Trustees, which, since 1939, has consisted of the First Presidency of the Church as well as other General Authorities or general officers of the Church appointed by the First Presidency. The Board of Trustees provides general direction and oversees the formulation of broad policies as well as the approval of all executive leadership and faculty appointments at the university. The Board of Trustees delegates to the University President the responsibility to conduct the operations of the institution and administer the policies enacted by the board. The President serves as the chief executive officer and general manager of the University. Since 1996, the President of the university has also been a General Authority of the Church.

Brigham Young University has grown from a small academy to one of the world's largest private universities. Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU offers a unique educational environment that promotes learning by study and also by faith.


7891 sound tape reels

Language of Materials



Arranged into twenty-seven subseries: 1. Sound recordings of assemblies, 1950-1982. 2. Sound recordings of banquets and dinners, 1953-1993. 3. Sound recordings of lessons and workshops, 1949-1979. 4. Sound recordings of commencements, 1943-2016. 5. Sound recordings of conferences, 1949-2016. 6. Sound recordings of debates, 1953-1994. 7. Sound recordings of devotionals and forums, 1949-2016. 8. Sound recordings of festivals, 1952-2016. 9. Sound recordings of firesides, 1956-1998. 10. Sound recordings of funerals and tributes, 1950-1995. 11. Sound recordings of lectures, 1953-1993. 12. Sound recordings of meetings, 1950-1986. 13. Heber J. Grant oratorical contest sound recordings, 1950-1970. 14. Sound recordings of speeches, 1941-1997. 15. Sound recordings of panels, 1953-1982. 16. Sound recordings of performances, 1948-1996. 17. Sound recordings of seminaries, 1955-1966. 18. Sound recordings of seminars, 1961-1998. 19. Sound recordings of special weeks, 1951-1995. 20. Sound recordings of symposiums, 1965-1998. 21. Sound recordings of university presidents, 1945-1995. 22. Sound recordings of the university centennial, 1975. 23. Sound recordings of productions, 1952-1992. 24. Sound recordings of athletics, 1966-1981. 25. Sound recordings on executive policy, 1958. 26. Interviews, 1952. 27. Sound recordings of dedications and groundbreakings, 1948-2000.

The material is arranged by audio reel number, which is the original order of the material.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid and item list available in the repository. A box-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