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Special Events Department records

Identifier: UA 1172

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, concert files, event files, and posters documenting the activities of the Special Events Department from 1963 to 2003.


  • 1965-2003


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

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 the Reference Services at

Administrative History

The Special Events Department was established in 1972 when the Marriott Center was built. The department was involved in the planning, execution, and recapping of events on Brigham Young University campus. Currently the department only facilitates events held in LaVell Edwards Stadium and the Marriott Center.

The Special Events Department was established to oversee events on campus, specifically in the Marriott Center, and later, the LaVell Edwards Stadium. This department managed ticket sales, scheduling, catering, and any other aspects of facilitating usage of campus facilities for events. The department helped manage events such as firesides, devotionals, forums, ASBYU concerts, lyceums, University productions, high school events, football, and basketball.

The Special Events Department was overseen by an office head. Later this job was taken over by the individual heads of the Marriott Center and LaVell Edwards Stadium. This department was, at one time, subject to review by an advisory committee as well as General Services and the Vice President of the University.


25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.)

2 oversize boxes (2 linear ft.)


Arranged in 6 series: 1. Special Events Department correspondence, 1972-1993. 2. Special Events Department meeting minutes, 1969-2003. 3. Stadium Fund Steering Committee records, 1965-1993. 4. Special Events Department records on concerts, 1972-1993. 5. Special Events Department event records, 1971-1999. 6. Special Events Department posters, approximately 1980-approximately 1990.

Other Finding Aids

Finding aid available online and in the Special Collections Reference area.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Special Events Department in February 2005.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Special Events Department; February 2005.


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

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; March 2005.

Processing Information

Processed; Megan Furcini; May 2011.

Processing Information

Processed; Joseph Wiest; March 2013.

Register of Special Events Department records
Megan Furcini
2011 May 11
Description rules
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US