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Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1964-

Biography

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 60 Collections and/or Records:

Culture Office records, 1959-1971

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 460 Series 2 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents

Contains administrative files, including correspondence, reports, policy and procedures, budgets, news clippings, committee files, and assembly scripts and programs.

Dates: 1959-1971

Ernest L. Wilkinson assistant business manager records, 1971-1973

 Sub-Series — Box c 33: Series 3 [Barcode: 31197231020840], Folder: 18
Identifier: UA 460 Series 3 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents

Contains business staff meeting minutes produced by assistant business manager Jay Eitner, 1971-1973.

Dates: 1971-1973

Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center business manager records, 1960-1971

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 460 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains administrative files, including correspondence and memos, meeting minutes, reports, financial information, and news clippings created by Wilkinson Center business manager Jay Eitner.

Dates: 1960-1971

Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center director memoranda

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 723
Scope and Contents

Contains memorandum of Lyle Curtis and Robert Moss during their terms as director of the Wilkinson Center at Brigham Young University. Dated 1970-1979.

Dates: 1970-1979

Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center director records, 1970-1972

 Sub-Series — Box c 30: Series 3 [Barcode: 31197231020816], Folder: 1-4
Identifier: UA 460 Series 3 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains committee and other meeting minutes, Advisory Council report, and notes created by F. Curtis Wynder during his service as Wilkinson Center director.

Dates: 1970-1972

Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center director records, 1904-1974

 Series
Identifier: UA 460 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains papers accumulated by the Director of Wilkinson Center and Student Activities date back to 1940 and extend to the present. Included in the papers are also records of the assistants to the director including program director, business director, and student advisors.

Dates: 1904-1974

Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center director records, 1951-1972

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 460 Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains administrative files created by Lyle Shipp Curtis during his service as Wilkinson Center director, including correspondence and memos, meeting minutes, reports, financial information, and news clippings.

Dates: 1951-1972

Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center director records, 1961-1974

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 460 Series 3 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains administrative files created by Lyle Shipp Curtis during his service as Wilkinson Center director, including correspondence and memos, meeting minutes, reports, financial information, and news clippings.

Dates: 1961-1974

Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center director records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 732
Scope and Contents

Contains the office records of Lyle Curtis and Curtis Wynder, Director and Assistant Director of the Wilkinson Center respectively.

Dates: 1960-1978