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Centennial History Project collection of histories

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 930

Scope and Contents

Contains histories compiled by various colleges and departments at Brigham Young University, largely between 1974 and 1975 in conjunction with the centennial of the university. Includes several other histories related to the university, dating as early as 1942 and as late as 1985. Also contains correspondence and records relating to the histories, 1942-1985.


  • approximately 1908-2002


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 Centennial History Project collection of histories must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Centennial History Project (1972-1976) was a research project led by university president Ernest L. Wilkinson to compile a history of Brigham Young University at its 100-year anniversary.


11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)

11 microfilm reels (0.22 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Original order has been maintained.

Custodial History

Ernest L. Wilkinson, retired president of BYU, who was the primary author of a four-volume history of Brigham Young University, published in 1975-1976, requested that campus agencies compile histories as a resource for his larger history. Most of the histories in this collection appear to have been written in response to Wilkinson's request.

Additional histories have been added following the initial deposit.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Compiled by request; approximately 1975-1976.


University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Existence and Location of Copies

Materials also available on microfilm in repository.

Processing Information

Processed; LeGrand L. Baker; July 2000.

Processed; Dani Peterson; December 2011.

Register of the Centennial History Project collection of histories
LeGrand L. Baker
2000 July
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

  • 2011 December: Addendum made, collection described at file-level.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US