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Brigham Young University photographs of campus buildings

 Collection — Box: 14
Identifier: UA 827

Scope and Contents

Collection includes photographs of most campus buildings at Brigham Young University, taken between 1882 and 1983. Also includes photographs related to the Alpine Summer school, athletic stadiums, student housing, and temporary buildings.


  • 1882-1985


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 the Brigham Young University photographs of campus buildings must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

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.


13 boxes (6.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The collection includes photographs of most campus buildings, arranged alphabetically by building name. Topics include views relating to the Alpine Summer school, athletic stadiums, student housing, and temporary buildings.


Files are arranged alphabetically, and have been maintained in their original order.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Transferred in July 1999.

Found in the stacks in June 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; July 1999.

Found; the Stacks; June 2008.


Part of University Archives; college records (University Archives collecting policy July 2003).

Related Materials

See also Joseph C. Nelson photographs of Brigham Young University, 1920s (UA 1007); Brigham Young University Campus aerial photograph, 2000 (UA 1003); and Brigham Young University campus slides, 1965 (UA 1046).

Processing Information

Processed, Tiffani Rytting, July 1999.

Processed, Matthew Leavitt, June 2008.

Register of Brigham Young University photographs of campus buildings
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.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Revision Statements

  • 2010 September 27: Finding aid made compliant with DACS by J. Gordon Daines III.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US