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Department of Physical Education records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1361

Scope and Contents

Brigham Young University Department of Physical Education records, 1955-1979 contains correspondence, alumni files J-P, files about graduate students, grade sheets, class rolls, and other student records.


  • 1955-1979


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 Reference Services at

Administrative History

The first physical education class was established at Brigham Young Academy in 1887. Under the direction of Benjamin Cluff, principal from 1892-1903, the first professionally prepared teacher in physical education was hired--Maud May Babcock in the early 1900s. Eugene Roberts was hired in 1910 to run the physical education program and was very successful in raising the profile of physical education at the University. The Department of Physical Education was established in 1922 and has seen sustained growth over the years. In 2004 the name was changed to the Department of Exercise Sciences.


18 boxes (9 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 1989.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; 1989.


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

Register of Department of Physical Education records
Rose Frank
2011 August 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