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Brigham Young University. Alpine Summer School


Administrative History

The Alpine Summer School (1921-1968) was a mountain retreat owned by Brigham Young University.

In 1921, John R. Stewart donated land located in Provo Canyon. The Alpine Summer School was opened there by President Franklin S. Harris in the 1920s. Classes were held there in order to avoid summer heat. In 1963, it was taken over by the Alumni Association and renamed Aspen Grove.

BYU History, August 8, 2014 (Brigham Young University and the Alpine Summer School; founded in 1920's by Franklin S. Harris; high mountain retreat; classes away from summer heat; taken over by Alumni Association in 1963; renamed Aspen Grove)

John R. Stewart letter to Franklin S. Harris, 1921 (Land donated by John R. Stewart in 1921)

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Campus photograph albums

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 919
Scope and Contents

Originally bound in four volumes, images show Brigham Young University buildings, students, faculty, trustees, and campus life. The volume dealing with students was compiled by Mrs. Fletcher Eyring. Sources for the images include campus yearbooks and Wayne B. Hales. Includes views of Aspen Grove, the Alpine Summer School, and the Timpanogos Hike. Some images are original prints, others are reprints, and still others are from yearbooks and other published sources.

Dates: approximately 1880-1958

College of Biology and Agriculture photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 823
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of the deans, faculty, classes, facilities, and groups of the College of Biology and Agriculture as well as its predecessors, the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences and the College of Applied Sciences. Dated approximately 1885-2005.

Dates: approximately 1885-2005

Harrison R. Merrill papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 132
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, essays, and clippings (photocopies) to and from Merrill concerning his publications in newspapers and periodicals, the Alpine Summer School, Brigham Young University athletics, curricula and religious atmosphere, 1924-1929.

Dates: 1924-1929

Harrison R. Merrill photograph collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4254
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the photographs from three scrapbooks that belonged to Harrison R. Merrill. The photographs are of BYU track meets, football, award ceremonies, camping, graduation, and a variety of events from the life of Harrison R. Merrill.

Dates: approximately 1922-1927

A. Smith Pond collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 117
Scope and Contents

Collection includes reports, minutes, correspondence, recommendations, objectives and evaluations concerning higher education, educational programs, general education information, bibliographies, school curriculum, and economic education, committees, associations, curriculum, and superior students.

Dates: 1937-1959

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Colleges and Universities 4
Education 4
Photographs 3
Letters 2
Aspen Grove (Utah) 1