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Brigham Young University Provost records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 681

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, minutes and general administrative files from Jae R. Ballif acting as both Administrative Vice-President, and Provost.


  • 1980-1989


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 Brigham Young University Provost records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

In 1979, Jae Ballif was appointed as Administrative Vice-President to President Oaks. In 1980, when Jeffrey Holland became President of Brigham Young University, Ballif was appointed to the newly created office of Provost, an administrative office second only to the office of President. Dr. Ballif held the office of Provost until 1989, when President Holland was called into the First Quorum of Seventy. At that time, Dr. Ballif returned to teaching in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Before 1979, Dr. Ballif was Dean of the College of Science, and was thereafter called as Mission President to New England.


37 boxes (18.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in three series: 1. Jae R. Ballif correspondence, 1979-1989. 2. Jae R. Ballif minutes, 1981-1989. 3. Jae R. Ballif general files, 1975-1988.

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

Transferred from Brigham Young University Administration.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Brigham Young University Administration.


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


Alternative title: Administrative Vice President records


Alternative title: Brigham Young University vice-presidential records

Processing Information

Processed; 2002.

Register of the Brigham Young University Provost records
Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library Special Collections Department
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