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Division of Continuing Education program records

Identifier: UA 817

Scope and Contents

Contains records documenting the various activities of the Division of Continuing Education, including program syllabi, enrollment records, and correspondence. Materials dated 1958 to 2019.


  • 1958-2019


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

Biographical / Historical

Formerly known as the Adult Education and Extension Services (est. 1921), the Brigham Young University Division of Continuing Education was renamed and redesigned in 1964. The division was designed to provide educational programs and services offered to regular university students to adults who do not have opportunities for day time study. Services offered range from off-campus programs, lectures, correspondence study, and community services — both through the off-campus centers and extended programs in wide geographic areas— to formal, on-campus classroom offerings, both credit and noncredit, extended and short-term in nature.

Departments within the Division of Continuing Education include the Bachelor of General Studies, Religious Enrichment, EFY Programs, Conferences and Workshops, Evening Classes, Independent Study, and the Salt Lake Center. Deans of the division have included Harold Glen Clark (1964-1973), Stanley A. Peterson (1973-1978), William R. Siddoway (1978-1986), Richard C. Eddy (1986-2009), and Wayne J. Lott (2009- ).


62 cartons (62 linear ft.)

3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in three series: 1. Division of Continuing Education general records, 1968-1986. 2. Division of Continuing Education correspondence, 1975-1990. 3. Division of Continuing Education program files, 1958-2019.

Custodial History

Donated by Scott Harris, program administrator in Division of Continuing Education, in 2015. Transferred from BYU Conferences and Workshops via Emille Barrett in 2019. Found in the stacks in 2022.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Scott Harris, program administrator in Division of Continuing Education; 2015.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Emille Barrett, BYU Conferences and Workshops; 2019.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found in stacks; 2022.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Jennifer Kim; 2011.

Processing Information

Processed; Starrla Pearson; 2022.

Register of Division of Continuing Education program records
Jennifer Kim
2011 August 29
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.

Revision Statements

  • 2022 March 25: Addendum processed; Starrla Pearson.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US