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Intercollegiate Athletics films

Identifier: UA 5426

Scope and Contents

Contains film reels, videocassettes, and DVDs of intercollegiate and other athletic events at Brigham Young University. Collection consists mostly of football and basketball games from 1940 to 2003. Material dated 1930 to 2009.


  • 1930-2009


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

Intercollegiate Athletics functions to coordinate and maintain Brigham Young University's athletic programs.

Intercollegiate Athletics was established in 1955 as part of the College of Recreation, Physical and Health Education, and Athletics. In 1960, Athletics was made part of the College of Physical Education. In 1975, it was incorporated into the overall structure of Brigham Young University. Administrative heads have included: Edwin R. Kimball (1957-1964), Floyd Millett (1964-1972), Stan Watts (1972-1975), Glen C. Tuckett (1975-1993), Clayne R. Jensen (1993), Rondo Fehlberg (1996-2000), Val Hale (2000-2005), and Thomas Holmoe (2005- ). Athletics is responsible for maintaining Brigham Young University's participation within its respective conferences as well as the National Collegiate Athletic Association. As an educative body, it is dedicated to the development of vital individual traits such as respect for authority and discipline, ability to direct and lead, understanding in social and moral aspects, ability for self-discipline, capacity to think and act under stress, and perseverance in overcoming barriers. The teams sponsored by Athletics include football, basketball, swimming, tennis, golf, and track.


33 boxes (16.5 linear ft.)

113 cartons (113 linear ft.)

257 oversize boxes (93.84 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in three series: 1. Intercollegiate Athletics motion picture films and videocassettes, 1940-2003. 2. Intercollegiate Athletics sports DVDs, 1930-2009. 3. Intercollegiate Athletics reference DVDs, 1950-1980.

Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory of films available in case file.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management between November 2008 and May 2010. All films have been transferred to DVD for patron use.

San Diego State University football film 1988s were transferred from the Audiovisual Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Church Archives in February 1996. After appraisal these were transferred to the Brigham Young University archives in February 2017.

Twelve films transferred from the Church History Library between 2017 and 2018.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; November 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; March and October 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; May 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; February 2017.


Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Campus activities (University Archives Collection Development Policy, V. b. ii. 2. d, October 2015).

Existence and Location of Copies

DVD copies not yet available, but will be transferred from University Records Management.


Film reels are restricted due to need for specialized equipment upon which to play them. Most have been transferred to DVD.

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth West; November 2008.

Processing Information

Processed; Kayla Quinney; June and November 2009.

Processing Information

Processed; Kayla Quinney; May 2010.

Processing Information

Processed; Hayley Gorham; November 2017.

Processing Information

Processed; Karen Glenn; February 2021.

Register of the Intercollegiate Athletics films
Elizabeth West and Kayla Quinney
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Revision Statements

  • 2010 June: 1 carton added to collection (354); Kayla Quinney.
  • 2011 April: 33 boxes added to collection (355-387); Kayla Quinney.
  • 2017 November 1: Addendum to collection processed; Hayley Gorham; November 2017.
  • 2021 February 10: Addendum to collection processed; Karen Glenn

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US