Office of the President memorabilia, 1980-1989
Scope and Contents
Contains memorabilia from Brigham Young University during the Holland presidency (1980-1989). Many of the artifacts highlight Jeffrey R. Holland and his wife Patricia's work for the University, such as a candelabra that was given by "Jerusalem Friends". Other pieces of memorabilia include gifts from international and other national universities, plaques from BYU Sports teams and other organizations, postcards, flags, and medallions. Also includes Holland's business cards, selected talks, and newspaper clippings.
- Brigham Young University. Office of the President (creator, Organization)
- Holland, Jeffrey R., 1940- (contributor, Person)
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 Office of the President records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Jeffrey R. Holland (1940-) served as President of Brigham Young University from 1980 to 1989.
Jeffrey Roy Holland was born in St. George, Utah. He served a mission to England from 1960 to 1962 before returning to St. George where he married his wife, Patricia Terry, whom he had courted prior to his mission. The two attended Dixie College, and later Brigham Young University. Holland graduated in 1966 with a masters in religious instruction. They are the parents of three children.
Employed by the Church Education System, Holland moved across the United States where he worked as a teacher, and later director of institute at the University of Washington, Seattle. He later chose to pursue a doctoral degree at Yale University, and upon graduation in 1972, he returned to Utah were he contined to work with the CES as a teacher at the Salt Lake Institue. This was short lived as months later, he was called as the director of the church's new Melchizedek Priesthood MIA. He held this position for two years before being appointed the Dean of Religious Education at BYU in 1974. In 1976, Holland was named the Commissioner of Education for the Church of Jesus Chirst of Latter-day Saints. He held this position until his appointment as president of Brigham Young University in 1980.
Holland was instrumental in the establishment of Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies and the establishment of religious education at the heart of Brigham Young University.
He was released as President in 1989 after receiving a call to serve in the First Quorum of the Seventy. In 1994, he was called as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Language of Materials
Original order maintained.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1030.xml
Loose items included in this series. Items included are: Base of the candelabra (Gift of your Jerusalem Friends, 198) [branches are in box 201] as well as 2 tubes of posters.
- Brigham Young University -- Administration
- Brigham Young University -- Presidents
- Brigham Young University -- Sports
- Church College of Hawaii
- Colleges and Universities
- Holland, Patricia T., 1942-
- Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies
- Medallions (Decorative arts)
- Mormon Church -- Apostles
- Plaques, plaquettes
- Ricks College (Rexburg, Idaho)
- Souvenirs (Keepsakes)