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Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center records

Identifier: UA 460

Scope and Contents

Contains letters, memos, reports, scrapbooks, and other material produced by the administration of the Wilkinson Center. Also includes records of organizational units housed in the Wilkinson Center. Materials date from between 1875 and 1975.


  • 1875-1975


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

Biographical History

Director of the Ernest L. Wilkinson Center

The register to this collection relates to three series of records: 1. Those produced by student organizations coordinators who functioned from 1946-1966. 2. Records produced by ASBYU Student Activities and Government offices from 1950 to present. 3. Records created by the director's office of the Wilkinson Center and Student Activities, which date back to 1940. Since the major portion of each series relates to student government and activities, it was thought best to consolidate the three series into one collection but still retain each series separately within the collection and the register. A more detailed scope note follows.

Researchers may also find additional material about student activities and government by referring to the scope note for the series titled, "ASBYU Student Activities and Government," as found in this register.


81 boxes (40.5 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

43 volumes

Language of Materials



Arranged into three series: 1. Student Organizations Coordinator records, 1931-1968. 2. Associated Students of Brigham Young University records, 1875-1975. 3. Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center director records, 1904-1974.

Other Finding Aids

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

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Materials were transferred from the Director of Student Activities and The Wilkinson Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Director of Wilkinson Center and Student Activities.


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

Related Materials

For Student Body Histories, 1911 to present and Student Clubs and Organization files containing constitutions, histories, and other data, see collections in student publications area in the front office area of the archives.

Separated Materials

Transferred to U.A. and MSS Motion Picture Film Archives

ASBYU ACTIVITY FILM, 1970, Sponsored by Culture Office

The first part of the film is in black and white with no sound. On this part is the following: 1. Pat Boone in SFH; 2. Various men speaking; 3. Royality; 4. Service projects (students)

The rest of the film is in color and has sound. Found on this part are the following:

I. Homecoming 1970: 1. View of Provo Area; 2. Songfest; 3. Dorm Decorations; 4. Concert (Dione Worwick); 5. Homecoming Royality; 6. And various other homecoming activities ie, powder puff football, live cougar, camels, tigers, and mules; 7. Frolics; 8. Homecoming parade; 9. BYU Utah State Football game (score 27 - 20). II. ROTC - 20 gun salute. III. Womens Activities: 1. free kisses; 2. shoe shines; 3. back rubs; 4. singing. IV. Football game BYU vs. U of U. V. Sadie Hawkins Dance. VI. Dress Standards. VII. Skiing. VIII. Wrestling. IX. Joseph Fielding Smith and wife with BYU students in his office. X. Oriental Program. XI. Basketball game BYU vs. U. of U. XII. Lamanite Week. XIII. Dance Teams. XIV. KBYU Radio. XV. Lettermen Concert. XVI. Indian Week. XVII. Student Relations. XVIII. Students taking tests. XIX. Polynesian Program. XX. International Royalty with Joseph Fielding Smith. XXI. Skiing. XXII. Tree Room at Sundance. XXIII. Angel Flight. XXIV. Harold B. Lee. XXV. Governor Rampton. XXVI. Voice of Trainer Eddie. XXVII. Stan Watts and teams and Basketball games. XXVIII. Voice of former player Neil Roberts. XXIX. 1971-72 winning basketball team.

Processing Information

Processed; Hollis Scott.

  • Memos and reports on the Karate Club (1971), the Norsemen club(1970), and the Samuel Hall Society (1970).
Register of the Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center records
James Cloward
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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