Brigham Young University. Indian Education Program
- Existence: 1955 - 1964
The Indian Education Program (1955-1964) was a student assistance program for Native Americans at Brigham Young University.
The Indian Education Program was established in 1955 under the direction of the Indian Students Committee at Brigham Young University. The program was chaired by S. Lyman Tyler, and coordinated with programming offered by Robert F. Gwilliam of Student Personnel Services. The program assisted Native American students in a variety of ways, including tuition waivers, loaning textbooks, employment placement, housing students, and providing college preparatory courses.
In 1964 the program was renamed the American Indian Education Program.
Citation:Brigham Young University organizational history, via WWW, May 6, 2020 (Indian Education Program; est. 1955; renamed American Indian Education Program in 1964, and formalized as the Indian Education Department in 1966; managed by the Indian Students Committee at Brigham Young University; S. Lyman Tyler, chair; Robert F. Gwilliam as Advisor to Indian Students, member; established to assist Indian students, including tuition waivers, loaning textbooks, employment placement, housing students, and providing college preparatory courses)
Brigham Young University. Indian Education Program. Records, 1956-1959
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Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Contains correspondence, minutes, reports, tribal membership, and reports on Indian issues outside of campus, 1956-1959.
Interview by Alonzo J. Morley with James R. Clark concerning his professional assignments, his work on the Centennial History Project, and his involvement with the Indian Institute program. Also discusses his early life and education. Includes transcript and sound recording.
An oral history interview with Raymond B. Bartlett, conducted by Bertrand F. Harrison on March 7,1983 for the BYU Alumni Association Emeritus Club. Raymond discusses his early childhood, schooling, and career at Brigham Young University. Also includes a draft, original transcript, two cassette tapes, and a bound copy of the oral history interview.
Contains correspondence, reports, procedures, statistics, memoranda, and minutes concerning student organizations, activities, academic standards, orientations, discontinuances, housing, Indian program, traffic violations, accidents, veterans affairs, and security reports. Materials date from between 1955 and 1965.
Collection includes correspondence, checks, and receipts between the Brigham Young University treasurer's office and Uintah and Ouray Indian Agency, and invoices from the Student's Supply Association regarding financial assistance given to four Brigham Young University students. 24 items.
Contains Williams' professional papers from 1975 to 1987. Included in these papers are news reports, newspaper clippings (the bulk are from The Buffalo Hide: BYU American Indian Service and Research Center and The Eagle's Eye), photographs, and university commencement and homecoming publicity information, reports, outlines, and programs.