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Office of the President executive assistant records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 657

Scope and Contents

Contains documents from the administrative history of the Executive Assistant to the President.


  • 1970-1983


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 publish material from the Office of the President executive assistant records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Carolyn Rasmus of the College of Physical Education was appointed Assistant to the President in June 1979. She served in this capacity for Presidents Oaks and Holland until May 1984. As Assistant to the President, Dr. Rasmus chaired the committee which oversaw all University committees. Much of the President's correspondence, was addressed by Dr. Rasmus. Title IX and the housing controversy were also addressed by the Assistant to the President. Dr. Rasmus was the first woman to serve on the Faculty Advisory Council. During the tenure of Dr. Rasmus, the title of Assistant to the President was changed to Executive Assistant to the President.


15 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged into seven series: 1. Correspondence, 1977-1980. 2. Correspondence, 1976-1982. 3. Miscellaneous files, 1970-1982. 4. Records on Title IX and ERA, 1975-1978. 5. Records on Sloan Commission, 1975-1978. 6. Records on housing, 1972-1979. 7. Committee records, 1977-1983.

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 private collection of the donor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition



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

Processing Information

Processed; 2002.

Register of the Office of the President executive assistant records
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