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Alumni Association records on deceased alumni

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 636

Scope and Contents

Contains information on deceased alumni gathered by the Alumni Association. It consists primarily of obituaries and student information sheets which contain vital information on the deceased. Birth dates, marriage dates, death dates, dates of attendance at Brigham Young University, and spousal and family information should be recognizable by viewing the obituary and included student information of each deceased alumni.


  • 1875-2006


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

A committee, headed by Professor Brimhall, met on the Brigham Young Academy campus in May of 1893 in order to organize a permanent alumni association. Joseph B. Keeler was named the first president of the newly-formed Brigham Young Academy Alumni Association, but was replaced just days later after receiving a mission call from the First Presidency. George H. Brimhall was elected in his stead. The Alumni Association of Brigham Young University still offers graduates many services such as a national and international network of job opportunities, annual campus activities, and discounts on BYU memorabilia. Alumnae are also invited to return to campus to attend Homecoming and are allowed the use of other local facilities such as Aspen Grove.


100 boxes (50 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in alphabetical order by surname, but not by first name within a given surname.

Other Finding Aids

Box level inventory available in case file of this collection.

Other Finding Aids

Box-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

In 2000 the Brigham Young University Alumni Association began donating alumni obituaries and deceased alumni information that they had collected over the years. The Association now makes annual contributions which are added yearly to the collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Alumni Association; October 2006.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Alumni Association; August 2008.


University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

The Brigham Young University Archives is the repository for the non-current records of Brigham Young University.

Processing Information

Processed; Amanda Jo Carter; October 2006.

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth West; August 2008.

Register of Alumni Association records on deceased alumni
Elizabeth West
2008 August
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