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Brigham Young Academy. Sunday School



  • Existence: 1892 - 1903

Administrative History

The Sunday School (1892-1903) was a religious program operated by Brigham Young Academy in conjunction with the Deseret Sunday School Union.

The Sunday School was established in 1892 to provide Sunday religious instruction as part of the larger movement in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Meetings included an opening program and a sacrament service, followed by classes based on the age of the students. Beginning in 1893, the school became a model program and provided an instruction program for Sunday School instructors in the region. This course was initially a five week program in 1894, but the following year was extended to twenty weeks. Sunday School workers from the surrounding areas were called on to attend these sessions for training. To support their role as a model program, between 1894 and 1896, the Provo Fourth Ward Sunday School was merged with the Brigham Young Academy Sunday School, expanding their class options.

The Sunday normal school continued in operation through 1903, when Brigham Young Academy was renamed as Brigham Young University.

Sunday School minute books, 1893-1901 (Brigham Young Academy Sunday School; Church Normal Sunday School; Brigham Young Academy Sunday School of the Utah Stake; Sunday School of the Brigham Young Academy; in 1893 classes included higher, 2nd Intermediate, 1st Intermediate, and Primary; in 1897 classes included Normal, Theological, 2nd Intermediate, and Primary; in 1900 classes included Normal, Articles of Faith, 2nd Intermediate, Kindergarten, and Book of Mormon; structure of meetings included opening exercises, sacrament, and class instruction)

Jubilee history of Latter-day Saints Sunday schools, 1899: page 30 (Sunday School normal training class at Brigham Young Academy; in Jan. 1893, 100 Sunday School workers from Salt Lake, Utah, Juab, and other stakes called to attend; 48 additional called in fall 1893; Nov. 4, 1894, Academy Sunday School established as model program, Sunday School workers in surrounding stakes called to attend) page 435 (Brigham Young Academy Sunday School; est. Nov. 14, 1892 with Benjamin Cluff Jr. as superintendent; with 20 classrooms, provided classes in almost every branch of religious training, as a supplement to regular theological work; in 1893, a normal course was established as part of the program, and the Sunday school became a model implementation; merged with Provo Fourth Ward Sunday School, 1894-1896) p. 436 (normal course was initially five weeks, extended to twenty weeks in 1894; beginning in 1895, became part of the high school curriculum; classes included kindergarten, normal, and missionary classes)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Sunday School minute books and annual reports

Identifier: UA 200
Scope and Contents

Contains minute books for the Brigham Young Academy Sunday School program, including attendance rosters and notes on officers, instructors, speakers, and class topics. Also contains two annual financial and statistical reports for the year end of 1901 and 1902. Materials are dated 1893-1902.

Dates: 1893-1902

Sunday School minutes

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231027381]
Identifier: UA 66
Scope and Contents

Bound typescript copy and bound carbon copy. Minutes of Sunday School meetings from April 22, 1899 to May 27, 1900 and a name index.

Dates: 1898-1900

Sunday School minutes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 358
Scope and Contents

Contains minutes of the Brigham Young Academy and Brigham Young University Church Sunday Schools, 1902-1913.

Dates: 1902-1913