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Language Research Center records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1138

Scope and Contents

Contains reports, meeting minutes, projects, proposals, research grants, budgets, and correspondence for the Language Research Center from 1971-1978.


  • 1971-1978


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 Language Research Center must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Center for Specialized Language Studies was a research center at Brigham Young University.

The center was established in 1970 as part of the College of Humanities, with responsibility for the promotion and supervision of language research and scholarship on campus. This included work on language research and services, teaching English to speakers of other languages, and language teacher training. The center was administered by Ernest J. Wilkins. In 1973 the center was reorganized as the Language Research Center.

Administrative History

The Language Research Center was formed in 1970 under direction of Dr. R. Max Rogers under the name of Center for Specialized Language Studies. It was created to promote research and scholarship in the languages. It was later in the Summer of 1970 that the center's name was changed to Language Research Center and put under the supervision of Ernest J. Wilkins. One of the projects under the Language Research Center's jurisdiction was the Intercultural Data Bank (ICDB). This was used to gather information for further understandings of foreign customs and languages. The Center conducted valuable research that helped lift the University to higher levels concerning languages and international cultures.


4 boxes (2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Materials are left in their original order.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Language Research Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Language Research Center; 1989.

Transferred; Language Research Center; 2004.


Part of University Archives; college records (University Archives collecting policy February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Kayla Quinney; April 2010.

Register of Language Research Center records
Kayla Quinney
2010 April 30
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.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US