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General Church Board of Education correspondence, 1888-1901

Identifier: UA 1094 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Contains the correspondence of Karl G. Maeser and other members of the Church Board of Education related to the schools of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Correspondence references difficulties related to funding and staffing a large number of schools. Materials date from 1888 to 1901.


  • 1888-1901


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 Karl G. Maeser correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Administrative History

General Church Board of Education (est. 1888) governs the various schools and academies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Today the Church Board of Education governs the Church Educational System (CES), including seminaries, institutes, and elementary and secondary schools. For institutions of higher education, the board works in conjunction with the boards of trustees for each of the institutions. Board members include the First Presidency, three members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the Senior President of the Seventy, the Relief Society general president, and the Young Women general president.

In its infancy the General Church Board of Education directed by a Superintendent of Church Schools. The position of Superintendent was eventually changed to Commissioner of Church Education in 1905.


11 folders

Language of Materials



Retained in original order.

Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online.

Existence and Location of Originals

Original letterpress copybooks: MS 1259; Church History Library; 15 East North Temple Street; Salt Lake City, Utah 84150.

Repository Details

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

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