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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:

Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center office and services records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197235224604]
Identifier: UA 673
Scope and Contents

Contains information about the Wilkinson Center Offices and Services from 1968-1976, including the art gallery, bookstore, building program requirements office meeting minutes, food services, operating reports, staff meeting minutes, and student utilization study.

Dates: 1968-1976

Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center programs director records, 1904-1972

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

Contains administrative files created by programs director F. Curtis Wynder, including correspondence and memos, meeting minutes, reports, financial information, and news clippings.

Dates: 1904-1972

Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 460
Scope and Contents

Contains letters, memos, reports, scrapbooks, and other material produced by the administration of the Wilkinson Center. Also includes records of organizational units housed in the Wilkinson Center. Materials date from between 1875 and 1975.

Dates: 1875-1975

Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center student advisors records, 1938-1974

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 460 Series 3 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1938-1974

Executive Council records, 1875-1973

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 460 Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains administrative files, including correspondence and memos, meeting minutes, reports, financial information, news clippings, policies and procedures, directories, and officer lists.

Dates: 1875-1973

Executive Vice Presidential records, 1970-1971

 Sub-Series — Box b 3: Series 2 [Barcode: 31197231020048], Folder: 8-9
Identifier: UA 460 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents

Administrative files, including correspondence, policies, and procedures.

Dates: 1970-1971

Finance Office records, 1965-1971

 Sub-Series — Box b 9: Series 2 [Barcode: 31197231021137], Folder: 2-5
Identifier: UA 460 Series 2 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1965-1971

Floor plans for Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center

 Collection — Object 1: [Barcode: 31197233237244]
Identifier: UA 533
Scope and Contents

Includes basic floor plans of the various levels of the Wilkinson Center. Four sheets, 107 x 63 cm. Located in oversize cylindrical container.

Dates: approximately 1960

Guest Services scrapbook on the Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225521662]
Identifier: UA 1268
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings documenting the construction of the Wilkinson Student Center from 1960 to 1965 and the renovation that occurred from 1998 to 1999.

Dates: 1960-1965 ; 1998-1999

Office of Student Community Service records, 1971-1973

 Sub-Series — Box b 15: Series 2 [Barcode: 31197231021194], Folder: 14
Identifier: UA 460 Series 2 Sub-Series 16
Scope and Contents

Contains history, description, scrapbook, news clippings, awards, programs, service project reports, Sub for Santa, office description, bulletins, handbook ("Success With Service"), 1971-1973.

Dates: 1971-1973