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Brigham Young University

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1903-

Administrative History

Brigham Young University (1903- ) is a university sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Provo, Utah.

Brigham Young University was established in 1903 in a renaming of Brigham Young Academy. Past and present Brigham Young University presidents include George H. Brimhall (1903-1921), Franklin S. Harris (1921-1945), Howard S. McDonald (1945-1949), (acting president) Christian Jensen (1949-1951), Ernest L. Wilkinson (1951-1971), Dallin H. Oaks (1971-1980), Jeffrey R. Holland (1980-1989), Rex E. Lee (1989-1995), Merrill J. Bateman (1996-2003), Cecil O. Samuelson (2003-2014), Kevin J. Worthen (2014-2023), and C. Shane Reese (2023- ).

Brigham Young University is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as part of the Church Educational System (CES). The university is governed by a Board of Trustees, which, since 1939, has consisted of the First Presidency of the Church as well as other General Authorities or general officers of the Church appointed by the First Presidency. The Board of Trustees provides general direction and oversees the formulation of broad policies as well as the approval of all executive leadership and faculty appointments at the university. The Board of Trustees delegates to the University President the responsibility to conduct the operations of the institution and administer the policies enacted by the board. The President serves as the chief executive officer and general manager of the University. Between 1996 and 2014, the President of the university was also been a General Authority of the Church.

Brigham Young University has grown from a small academy to one of the world's largest private universities. Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU offers a unique educational environment that promotes learning by study and also by faith.

Citation:
Its Annual catalog, 1907/08.

BYU--national champions, 1985: intro. (Brigham Young University)

The Journal of pedagogy, Feb. 1895: t.p. (Brigham Young Academy)

History of BYU (within Brigham Young University website), via WWW, 4 November 2010 (Brigham Young Academy established October 16, 1875 in Provo, Utah. Name changed to Brigham Young University in 1903. Sponsored by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, associated with BYU-Hawaii in Laie, Hawaii; BYU-Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho; and LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, Utah)

Brigham Young University Organizational History website, via WWW, Mar. 2, 2011 (Brigham Young University; est. 1903; name change from Brigham Young Academy; Presidents: George H. Brimhall (1903-1921), Franklin S. Harris (1921-1945), Howard S. McDonald (1945-1949), (acting president) Christian Jensen (1949-1951), Ernest L. Wilkinson (1951-1971), Dallin H. Oaks (1971-1980), Jeffrey R. Holland (1980-1989), Rex E. Lee (1989-1995), Merrill J. Bateman (1996-2003), Cecil O. Samuelson (2003-2014), and Kevin J. Worthen (2014- ); owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; governed by a board of trustees)

Brigham Young University website, via WWW, June 22, 2023 (C. Shane Reese; appointed president of Brigham Young University, May 1, 2023)

Found in 4687 Collections and/or Records:

5-year development plan : for the period 1978-1983

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231235414]
Identifier: UA 883
Scope and Contents

Outlines plans, anticipated growth, objectives, etc. for the Brigham Young University College of Engineering Science and Technology from 1978 to 1983.

Dates: 1978-1983

25th anniversary film / [Brigham Young University], 1978

 Sub-Series — Reel 42: Series 2 [Barcode: 31197233634432]
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 28
Scope and Contents

Film is dated 1978, and was produced by the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio. One film reel is included in the collection.

Dates: 1978

200,000 Alumnus file, 1980

 Series — Box 13: Series 23; Series 24; Series 25; Series 26; Series 27; Series 28; Series 29 [Barcode: 31197223106417], Folder: 6
Identifier: UA 1133 Series 28
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Contains various records, correspondence, and articles relating to Alumni Relations. Contains information pertaining to Aspen Grove, Athletic Activities, Development, Faculty, and other files.

Dates: 1980

A. Harold Goodman correspondence, 1966-1967

 Series
Identifier: UA 522 Series 16
Scope and Contents note

A. Harold Goodman's correspondence.

Dates: Other: 1966-1967

A. Harold Goodman files, 1964-1968

 Series
Identifier: UA 522 Series 19
Scope and Contents note

A. Harold Goodman's files.

Dates: Other: 1964-1968

A teacher is born / [Brigham Young University] ; [director, Wetzel O. Whitaker], 1955

 Sub-Series — Reel 35: Series 2 [Barcode: 31197233634366]
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 22
Scope and Contents

Film was released in 1955, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for the Sunday School board of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was designed as a training video for Sunday School teachers by showing the training needed to teach well.The collection has one copy on a film reel.

Dates: 1955

AAC Stewart Award file, date of production not identified

 Series — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4; Series 5; Series 6 [Barcode: 31197223106292], Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 1133 Series 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Contains various records, correspondence, and articles relating to Alumni Relations. Contains information pertaining to Aspen Grove, Athletic Activities, Development, Faculty, and other files.

Dates: date of production not identified

Isaura Bentley Abegg diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1642
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten diaries for the years 1952, 1964, and 1966 through 1971. Abegg was a student at Brigham Young University in 1952 and was closely associated with the university in later years. She talks of her daily activities, association with Brigham Young University, and Church responsibilities.

Dates: 1952-1971

Academic Freedom file, date of production not identified

 Series — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4; Series 5; Series 6 [Barcode: 31197223106292], Folder: 2
Identifier: UA 1133 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains "Academic Freedom" by Martin Hickman. Undated.

Dates: date of production not identified

Academic Support Committee handbook

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197224906195]
Identifier: UA 1162
Scope and Contents

Handbook describing the academic support services offered to faculty and students by Brigham Young University.

Dates: 1979