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Brigham Young University vice-presidential records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 655

Scope and Contents

Contains the correspondence of Associate Academic Vice President Neal E. Lambert. It also contains information on various academic departments at Brigham Young University.


  • 1973-1984


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 the Neal E. Lambert Associate Academic Vice-Presidential records must be obtained from the Permissions & Licensing Office of the University and the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The office of Academic Vice President at Brigham Young University was established around 1966. The position is responsible for administering university faculty, undergraduate studies, and research and graduate studies.

The position of Academic Vice president was established around 1966, though these functions had been established earlier. When Earl C. Crockett was appointed vice president in charge of finance and business administration in 1957, he was also given responsibility for the academic program at the university (except religion). Aside from his service as acting university president in 1964, Crockett operated in this position until his retirement in 1968. The office of Academic Vice President is responsible for undergraduate and graduate studies and research at the university, and has previously also included responsibilities for international studies, academic support, and computing. Between 1981 and 1989 the position was known as Provost and Academic Vice President, but in 1989 the position was split to allow the appointment of an independent provost. Academic Vice Presidents have included Crockett (1966-1968), Robert K. Thomas (1968-1980), Jae R. Ballif (1980-1989), Stan L. Albrecht (1989-1992), Todd A. Britsch (1992-1996), Alan L. Wilkins (1996-2004), John S. Tanner (2004-2011), and Brent W. Webb (2011- ).

Biographical History

Neal E. Lambert (born 1934) was an English professor and university administrator in Utah.

Lambert held the position of Associate Academic Vice-President from 1982-1985. His major responsibilities were in the fields of research and graduate work. In 1989, Dr. Lambert went on leave, when he was called to preside over the Raleigh-North Carolina Mission. In 1989, he returned to the University as a professor of English, and later Chair of the English Department.


7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged into three series: 1. Correspondence, 1973-1984. 2. Records on academic departments and adjuncts, 1980-1984. 3. Correspondence and other materials, 1976-1984.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Materials were transferred from Records Management.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management.


Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; 1992 (reformatted 2002).

Register of the Brigham Young University vice-presidential records
Processed under the direction of the University Archivist
1992 (reformatted 2002)
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.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US