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General Church Board of Education minutes

Identifier: UA 1376

Scope and Contents

Contains a mixture of volumes and folders, both bound and loose papers, of the General Church Board of Education meeting minutes from 1879 to 1970.


  • 1879-1970


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Administrative History

In order to govern various academies established by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Church created the General Church Board of Education in 1888. Today the Church Educational System (CES) is governed by the Church Board of Education for seminaries, institutes, and elementary and secondary schools, and by boards of trustees for each of the institutions of higher education. Board members include the First Presidency, three members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the Senior President of the Seventy, the Relief Society general president, and the Young Women general president.


2 cartons (2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Early minutes of the Church Board of Education were photocopied by the Centennial History Committee between 1972 and 1974. Minute books from university units were also transcribed and assembled in the 1970s. Later Board of Education minutes were produced during the Wilkinson Administration, with copies likely retained by Clyde Sandgren as secretary. These materials were found in January 2009 and processed as a single collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found; University Archivist; January 2009.


Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Kayla Quinney; January 2009.

Register of the General Church Board of Education minutes
Kayla Quinney
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US