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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Department of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion



  • Existence: 1953 - 1970?

Administrative History

The Department of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion (1953-1970?) was an administrative unit within the Unified Church School System, with responsibility for religious instruction at seminaries and institutes of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Oral history interview with J. Wyley Sessions

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 65
Scope and Contents

Interview by Don David Sessions with J. Wyley Sessions concerning his work experiences at Brigham Young University, and in starting the Institute Program for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the University of Idaho, Idaho State, and the University of Wyoming. Includes sound recording and transcript.

Dates: 1972

Oral history interview with William E. Berrett

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 69
Scope and Contents Interview by Thomas E. Cheney with William E. Berrett concerning the history of the Church Education System, particularily the Seminary and Institutes program. Also speaks on the development of religious instruction at BYU, his experiences with Ernest Wilkinson, and the development of Brigham Young University from 1948-1971. Also discusses the discontinuance of social units at BYU, the organization of BYU wards, and the establishment of the ROTC program. Includes transcript and sound...
Dates: 1982

Unified Church School System reports

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231022960]
Identifier: UA 502
Scope and Contents

Contains reports concerning Brigham Young University, Institutes of Religion, Seminaries, Ricks College, LDS Business School, Juarez School, McCune School, and schools in Mexico in the Unified Church School System.

Dates: 1951-1961

Unified Church School System records on Department of Seminaries and Institutes, 1939-1963

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 535 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains memorandums, speeches, publications, and other material related to the Seminaries and Institutes program. Includes information on coursework and personnel. Materials date from between 1939 and 1963.

Dates: 1939-1963