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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:

Physical Plant Department records on the Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center, 1952-1979

 Sub-Series — Carton 30: Series 3 [Barcode: 31197227646723], Folder: 40-51
Identifier: UA 1330 Series 3 Sub-Series 60
Scope and Contents

Contains program requirements, a committee report on the commons building, Brigham Young University photo studio services and prices, and remodeling records, 1952-1979.

Dates: 1952-1979

President's Office records, 1949-1971

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 460 Series 2 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1949-1971

President's Office records, 1954-1972

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 460 Series 2 Sub-Series 14
Scope and Contents

Contains administrative files, including newsletters, clippings, memos, policies and procedures, minutes, correspondence, charts, and articles. Materials primarily focus on student elections and Student Communmity Services.

Dates: 1954-1972

President's Office records, 1971-1974

 Sub-Series — Box b 16: Series 2 [Barcode: 31197231021210], Folder: 1-14
Identifier: UA 460 Series 2 Sub-Series 17
Scope and Contents

Contains administrative files, including committee and council minutes, memos, policies, staff lists, reports, budgets and requests, correspondence, dress standards, publicity, programs, applications, and election materials.

Dates: 1971-1974

Social Office records, 1963-1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 460 Series 2 Sub-Series 10
Scope and Contents

Contains administrative files, including correspondence, agendas and memos, meeting minutes, reports and evaluations, policies and procedures, news clippings, schedules, publicity, and event rules.

Dates: 1963-1970

Student Body President's Office records, 1969-1971

 Sub-Series — Box b 3: Series 2 [Barcode: 31197231020048], Folder: 2-7
Identifier: UA 460 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains administrative files, including correspondence, handbooks, clippings, surveys, policies, and procedures.

Dates: 1969-1971

Student Leadership Development records, 1956-1988

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1254 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, meeting minutes, budgets, scrapbooks, and other material produced by Student Leadership Development. The records document the development of the Wilkinson Center, as well as Timp Lodge, Homecoming celebrations, and the Film Society. Materials date from between 1956 and 1988.

Dates: 1956-1988

Student Life records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1254
Scope and Contents

Contains information about the addition to the Wilkinson Student Center, Homecoming events, and the BYU Film Society.

Dates: 1956-1988

Student Organizations Coordinator records, 1931-1968

 Series
Identifier: UA 460 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains the files of the Student Organizations Coordinator, records created or collected by the office of C. Lavar Rockwood, 1962-1966, who served as the last student organizations coordinator. The records extend from 1946-1966. Prior coordinators have been Paul Felt, 1957-1962; Henry L. Isaksen, 1953-1957; Royden Braithwaite, 1952-1953; Harold Glen Clark, 1951-1952; Ellvert H. Himes, 1949-1951; John F. Jones, 1947-1949; Thomas Broadbent, 1946-1947. It should be noted that many of the...
Dates: 1931-1968

Student Organizations Coordinator records of student activities, 1953-1967

 Sub-Series — Box a 1: Series 1 [Barcode: 31197231020311], Folder: 1-4
Identifier: UA 460 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains administrative files, including appraisals, correspondence, news clippings, finances, minutes, history, and reports.

Dates: 1953-1967