Brigham Young University vice-presidential records
Scope and Contents
Contains materials from the Associate Academic Vice Presidents from 1981 to 2001. These materials include correspondence, reports, notes, awards, and budgets. The materials pertain to University departments and faculty. The majority of the records are from the administrative terms of Dennis Thomson, L. Robert Webb, Noel Reynolds, John Tanner, and Jeffery Keith.
- Brigham Young University (creator, Organization)
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 Associate Academic Vice President records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
The office of Academic Vice President at Brigham Young University was established around 1966. The position is responsible for administering university faculty, undergraduate studies, and research and graduate studies.
The position of Academic Vice president was established around 1966, though these functions had been established earlier. When Earl C. Crockett was appointed vice president in charge of finance and business administration in 1957, he was also given responsibility for the academic program at the university (except religion). Aside from his service as acting university president in 1964, Crockett operated in this position until his retirement in 1968. The office of Academic Vice President is responsible for undergraduate and graduate studies and research at the university, and has previously also included responsibilities for international studies, academic support, and computing. Between 1981 and 1989 the position was known as Provost and Academic Vice President, but in 1989 the position was split to allow the appointment of an independent provost. Academic Vice Presidents have included Crockett (1966-1968), Robert K. Thomas (1968-1980), Jae R. Ballif (1980-1989), Stan L. Albrecht (1989-1992), Todd A. Britsch (1992-1996), Alan L. Wilkins (1996-2004), John S. Tanner (2004-2011), and Brent W. Webb (2011- ).
9 cartons (9 linear ft.)
7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Arranged in seven series: 1. Vice-presidential correspondence, 1981-1989. 2. Vice-presidential recruitment applications, 1988-1989. 3. Vice-presidential rank advancement correspondence and reports, 1991-1995. 4. Vice-presidential faculty records, 1993-1996. 5. Noel Reynolds papers, 1984-2000. 6. John Tanner papers, 1992-1994. 7. Jeffery Keith papers, 1994-2001.
The materials have been left in the original order in which they were found which appears to be chronological.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1027.xml
Transferred in installments from Records Management between 2003 and 2009.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred; Records Management; March 2003.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred; Records Management; April 2009.
Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Processed; J Gordon Daines III; March 2003.
Processed; Matthew Leavitt; April 2009.
- Register of Brigham Young University vice-presidential records
- J. Gordon Daines III and Matthew Leavitt
- 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.