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Information Systems Services director records

Identifier: UA 990

Scope and Contents

Contains the administrative files of Willard Gardner as he served as the assistant director and then director of BYU's Computing Services, later renamed Information Systems Services. These files include reports and files on employees, correspondence, reports, and minutes of committees.


  • 1962-1990


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 publish material from the Information Services Services director records must be obtained from the Permissions & Licensing Office of the University and the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

Information Systems Services (1985-1992) provided computing services at Brigham Young University. In 1985 Computer Services was reorganized into the Information Systems Services. William H. Gardner served as Executive Director (1985-1991) and was later replaced by Kelly C. McDonald (1991-1992). The Information Systems Services assisted faculty, staff and students with computing services and micrographs. In addition to handling and maintaining equipment, the organization provided knowledgeable assistants and multiple computer programs to help in technology training and trouble-shooting. In 1992 the unit was reorganized as University Computing Services.

Administrative History

Computer Services (1969-1985) was responsible for computing facilities at Brigham Young University. Computer Services was organized in 1969 with the expansion and reorganization of the Computer Research Center. The organization managed the Computer Research Center, the Engineering Analysis Center, and the Science Computation Center as well as providing extensive computing facilities to faculty, staff, and students. The organization also facilitated the Information Center and the PC Technical Support Group. Computer Services was run by a director who reported to the Academic Vice-President. Directors of Computers Services included: Gary Carlson (1969-1981) and Willard H. Gardner (1981-1985). Computers Services was reorganized in 1984 into Information Systems Services.

Biographical History

Willard H. Gardner (1925-2018) was an administrator and politician in Utah.


25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in five series: 1. Information Systems Services personnel files, 1970-1990. 2. Information Systems Services acquisitions files, 1972-1990. 3. Information Systems Services correspondence, 1957-1990. 4. Information Systems Services committee files, 1963-1990. 5. Information Systems Services projects and reports, 1963-1989.

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 Records Management in July, 2002.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; 2002.


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

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III and Brian Shull; 2002.

Register of the Information Systems Services director records
J. Gordon Daines III and Brian Shull
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