Unified Church School System (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
- Existence: 1953 - 1970
The Unified Church School System (1953-1970) was an educational unit in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Unified Church School System was established in 1953, and brought together the various educational institutions and programs in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The system included primary and secondary educational institutions operated by the Church, as well as the seminaries and institutes of religion. The system was initially administered by a Chancellor of Church Education, and operated under the direction of the Board of Education of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1965 the system was reorganized into two units: Brigham Young University (consisting only of the university itself), and the Church Schools.
The Chancellor of Church Education was Ernest L. Wilkinson (1953-1965), followed by Harvey L. Taylor as Administrator.
Citation:Unified Church School System records, 1939-1965 (Unified Church School System)
Global Mormonism in the 21st Century, 2008: p. 230 (Unified Church School System; est. 1953, consolidated all Church education programs; replaced by Church Educational System in 1970)
Church schools, 1968: p. 4 (Unified Church School System; reorganized in 1965 into two units: Brigham Young University, and Church Schools; Harvey L. Taylor appointed as administrator)
Wikipedia, via WWW, Dec. 24, 2014 (Ernest L. Wilkinson; chancellor, administrator of Unified Church School System, 1953-1970)
Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
Includes reports, charts, correspondence and publications of the various schools and units under the Unified Church School System. Only a few of the records apply to Brigham Young University.
Contains meeting minutes from Administrative Council dealing with the activities of the Unified Church School System. Materials date from between 1956 and 1962.
Contains two statistical studies concerning member growth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church university needs, and other statistical information.
Records of the Office of the President under Ernest L. Wilkinson on various administrative topics, including the Church School System, federal aid, finance, enrollment statistics, and general correspondence between administration. Dates of record keeping from 1950 to 1962.
Contains minutes from personal meetings between BYU Administrators and President Wilkinson. The meetings concern BYU projects, events, raises, and more. Also concerns memos, correspondence and agendas. Dated 1957 to 1962.
Contains memorandums, meeting minutes/agendas, and reports concerning students, academic performance, and the workings of the university. Dated 1954 to 1958.
Contains annual budget reports and requests for BYU as well as annual CES reports to the First Presidency. Dated 1954 to 1962.
Contains letters, memos and reports discussing the possibility of building church schools in various locations of the United States as well as overseas. Dated 1953 to 1958.
Contains volumes one and two of the report on cumulative enrollment 1957-1958 by wards, stakes and missions. Dated 1960.
This subseries largely consists of letters and memos between university officials and with government officials. They discuss the government, governmental finances, and include quotes/exerpts from speeches. Dated 1961 to 1962.