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Division of Continuing Education advertising collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1232

Scope and Contents

Contains fliers and brochures for Continuing Education events during the years 1979-1999.


  • 1979-1999


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 Division of Continuing Education advertising collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Division of Continuing Education, which today serves more than 300,000 students, owes its existence to President Franklin S. Harris, who in 1921 organized the Extension Division, out of which the Division of Continuing Education has grown. In 1946, a quarter of a century later, President Howard S. McDonald appointed Harold Glen Clark to replace Lowry Nelson as director of the Extension Division. Clark immediately saw the great potential of his new assignment and the Extension Division began to make great progress. The unusual growth of continuing education during Clark's tenure was due to several factors. There was a remarkable growth in the Church itself. The teachings of the Church create within the members a desire to continue their learning and to broaden their experience. After World War II the educational systems of the country allowed more flexibility in the extension of services to a wide audience. The cultural, economic, and social conditions of the world encouraged new forms of educational service. And, finally, the dedicated faculty was willing to serve broad educational interests. A number of years ago a California educator from a prestigious institution, who had been invited to attend one of BYU's Education Week programs, commented, "This is all very fine, and we could do the same thing except for two reasons: First, our faculty wouldn't teach, and, second, the students wouldn't come." The 300,000-member student body of Continuing Education resulted from taking willing teachers to eager students wherever they might be. When he left the University in 1971 to become president of the new Provo Temple, Harold Glen Clark turned over to new director Stanley A. Peterson a well-structured organization for disseminating educational materials and programs. Adult education had been explored, developed, and promoted on three broad fronts: evening classes, education weeks, and off-campus centers. Other projects included special workshops and seminars. Building on that foundation, Peterson has led Continuing Education through five years of spectacular growth, and the new income has at least doubled.


15 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in chronological order.

Other Finding Aids

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

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management, December 2005.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; 2005.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Amanda Jo Lindell; December 2005.

Register of the Division of Continuing Education advertising collection
Amanda Jo Lindell
December 2005
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

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US