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Brigham Young University articles of incorporation and bylaws

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 5541

Scope and Contents

Contains the bylaws of Brigham Young University from 2002 and the articles of incorporation of Brigham Young University from 2003.


  • 2002-2003


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

Brigham Young University was established in 1903 in a renaming of Brigham Young Academy (established in 1875). Past and present Brigham Young University presidents include: George H. Brimhall (1903-1921), Franklin S. Harris (1921-1945), Howard S. McDonald (1945-1949), (acting president) Christian Jensen (1949-1951), Ernest L. Wilkinson (1951-1971), Dallin H. Oaks (1971-1980), Jeffrey R. Holland (1980-1989), Rex E. Lee (1989-1995), Merrill J. Bateman (1996-2003), and Cecil O. Samuelson (2003- ).

The mission of Brigham Young University--founded, supported, and guided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--is to assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life. That assistance should provide a period of intensive learning in a stimulating setting where a commitment to excellence is expected and the full realization of human potential is pursued. All instruction, programs, and services at BYU, including a wide variety of extracurricular experiences, should make their own contribution toward the balanced development of the total person. Such a broadly prepared individual will not only be capable of meeting personal challenge and change but will also bring strength to others in the tasks of home and family life, social relationships, civic duty, and service to mankind.

The institutional objectives of the university are to educate the minds and spirits of students within a learning environment that increases faith in God and the Restored Gospel, is intellectually enlarging, is character building, and leads to a life of learning and service; advance truth and knowledge in order to enhance the education of students, enrich the quality of life and contribute to a resolution of world problems; extend the blessings of learning to members of the Church in all parts of the world; and develop friends for the University and the Church.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Maintained in original order.

Custodial History

Transferred to the University Archives from the university administration in August 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; University Administration; August 2010.


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

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; August 2010.

Register of the Brigham Young University articles of incorporation and bylaws
J. Gordon Daines III
2010 August 27
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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