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Alumni Association historical records

Identifier: UA 1006

Scope and Contents

Contains periodicals, records of alumni activities, as well as photographs. Materials were collected by Brigham Young University's (BYU) Alumni Association and relate to BYU's Alumni Association or to other universities' alumni groups. Also includes records of alumni activities including Homecomings and Founder's Day celebrations. Materials date 1891-1988.


  • 1891-1988


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

A committee, headed by Professor Brimhall, met on the Brigham Young Academy campus in May of 1893 in order to organize a permanent alumni association. Joseph B. Keeler was named the first president of the newly-formed Brigham Young Academy Alumni Association, but was replaced just days later after receiving a mission call from the First Presidency. George H. Brimhall was elected in his stead. The Alumni Association of Brigham Young University still offers graduates many services such as a national and international network of job opportunities, annual campus activities, and discounts on BYU memorabilia. Alumnae are also invited to return to campus to attend Homecoming and are allowed the use of other local facilities such as Aspen Grove.


7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in four series: 1. Alumni Association periodicals, 1948-1984; 2. Alumni Association conference files, 1937-1969; 3. Alumni Association events and programs files, 1949-1988; and 4. Alumni Association general files, 1891-1987.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in August 2002.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; 2002.


Brigham Young University history (University Archives Collection Policy, III. b. ii, October 2015).

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III and Natalie Clark; 2002.

Processing Information

Photograph addendum processed; Alexander Turner; February 2018.

Register of the Alumni Association historical records
J. Gordon Daines III and Natalie Clark
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

  • 2018 January 30: Addendum to collection processed; Alexander Turner.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US