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Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1964-

Administrative History

The Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center (est. 1964) functions as the main student activity center on the Brigham Young University campus and houses several campus organization offices, food service facilities, and the Brigham Young University bookstore.

Directors of the Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center include Lyle Curtis (1964-1979), F. Curtis Wynder (1976-1978), Robert H. Moss (1978-1986) and Jerry Bishop (1996-2002). Up until 2002, the director of the Wilkinson Center was responsible to the Dean of Students for the Student Activity Program and Central Scheduling, and to the vice-president of business affairs for the operation of the Center. In 2002, the Dean of Students assumed the role as Director of the Wilkinson Center.

The Ernest L. Wilkinson Center is the hearthstone of the campus community, where students may relax and participate in out-of-class activities that foster personal enjoyment and growth. The center is the home for: the Brigham Young University Bookstore, Brigham Young University Barbershop and Salon, Brigham Young University Games Center, BYUSA, Campus Craft and Floral, Campus Scheduling, Catering Banquet Information, Center for Conflict Resolution, Center for Service and Learning, Computer Lab, Cougar Creations, Cougareat, Counseling and Career Center, Custodial Services, Dean of Students- Campus Life, Faculty Center, Guest Services, Honor Code Office, ID Center, Information Center, International Services, Jamba Juice, Lost and Found, Multicultural Students Services, Off-Campus Housing, Outdoors Unlimited, Post Office, University Station, Scheduling Office, Signature Card/ID Center, Skyroom Restaurant, Student Employment, Student Honor Association, Student Leadership, University Accessibility Center, WSC Support Services, and Women's Services and Resources.

Citation:
BYU organizational history project, via WWW, March 10, 2022 (Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center; completed April 1964; directors: Lyle Curtis (1964-1979), F. Curtis Wynder (1976-1978), Robert H. Moss (1978-1986) and Jerry Bishop (1996-2002); until 2002, director of the Wilkinson Center was responsible to the Dean of Students for the Student Activity Program and Central Scheduling, and to the vice-president of business affairs for the operation of the Center; in 2002, the Dean of Students assumed the role as Director of the Wilkinson Center; main student activity center on the Brigham Young University campus; houses several campus organization offices, food service facilities, and the Brigham Young University bookstore; hearthstone of the campus community, where students may relax and participate in out-of-class activities that foster personal enjoyment and growth. The center is the home for: the Brigham Young University Bookstore, Brigham Young University Barbershop and Salon, Brigham Young University Games Center, BYUSA, Campus Craft and Floral, Campus Scheduling, Catering Banquet Information, Center for Conflict Resolution, Center for Service and Learning, Computer Lab, Cougar Creations, Cougareat, Counseling and Career Center, Custodial Services, Dean of Students- Campus Life, Faculty Center, Guest Services, Honor Code Office, ID Center, Information Center, International Services, Jamba Juice, Lost and Found, Multicultural Students Services, Off-Campus Housing, Outdoors Unlimited, Post Office, University Station, Scheduling Office, Signature Card/ID Center, Skyroom Restaurant, Student Employment, Student Honor Association, Student Leadership, University Accessibility Center, WSC Support Services, and Women's Services and Resources)

Found in 59 Collections and/or Records:

Academics Office records, 1959-1971

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 460 Series 2 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains administrative files, including correspondence and memos, meeting minutes, reports, financial information, and news clippings.

Dates: 1959-1971

Academics Office records, 1972-1974

 Sub-Series — Box: b 16, Folder: 15-20
Identifier: UA 460 Series 2 Sub-Series 18
Scope and Contents

Contains administrative files, including meeting minutes, memos, publicity, personnel lists, schedules, rough drafts, speeches, speaker biographies, correspondence, and budgets.

Dates: 1972-1974

Alumni Association records on Memorial Hall dedication

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 797
Scope and Contents Contains work files concerning dedication for the Memorial Hall in the Ernest L. Wilkinson Center on the Brigham Young University campus, honoring students killed during the Korean and Vietnam wars. Most likely files of dedication director, Joyce Baggerly. Files concern invitation lists, dedication committee, media coverage, research, Freedoms Foundation award, personal responses to the ceremony, and photographs of the memorial plaques. Also includes a copy of the program and accompanying...
Dates: 1980-1983

Associated Students of Brigham Young University class government records, 1965-1972

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 460 Series 2 Sub-Series 13
Scope and Contents

Contains administrative files, including newsletters, clippings, memos, policies and procedures, minutes, correspondence, charts, and articles.

Dates: 1965-1972

Associated Students of Brigham Young University memorandums, correspondence, and other material, 1974-1975

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 460 Series 2 Sub-Series 21
Scope and Contents

Contains administrative files, including correspondence, memos, and other material on individual departments.

Dates: 1974-1975

Associated Students of Brigham Young University office and program records, 1967-1973

 Sub-Series — Box: b 15, Folder: 1-13
Identifier: UA 460 Series 2 Sub-Series 15
Scope and Contents

Contains administrative files, including correspondence, memos, reports, minutes, clippings, policy and procedures, and articles.

Dates: 1967-1973

Associated Students of Brigham Young University records, 1875-1975

 Series
Identifier: UA 460 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains records created by ASBYU Student Activity and Government offices as housed in the Wilkinson Center. The records are predominately after 1960, but there are a few records dating to 1950. The register is arranged by the name of the particular office or governing body.

Dates: 1875-1975

Associated Students of Brigham Young University scrapbooks of student organizations, 1957-1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 460 Series 2 Sub-Series 22
Scope and Contents

Scrapbooks for 'Class of...' years, Associated Students departments, social and service units, religious, geographical, musical, and honorary scholastic organizations.

Dates: 1957-1970

Athletics Office records, 1963-1971

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 460 Series 2 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains administrative files, including correspondence, financial information, cheerleading and pep committee materials, and Cougar Days reports.

Dates: 1963-1971

Athletics Office records, 1971-1974

 Sub-Series — Box: b 17, Folder: 1-5
Identifier: UA 460 Series 2 Sub-Series 19
Scope and Contents

Contains administrative files, including correspondence, memos, clippings, proposals, information sheets, scrapbooks, and surveys.

Dates: 1971-1974