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Brigham Young University. General Services



  • Existence: 1972-1979

Administrative History

General Services (1972-1979) functioned to administrate over a variety of services offered by the university.

General Services was formed in 1972 in a reorganization of the earlier Auxiliary Special Services. The Assistant Vice-President for Business acted through General Services in order to administrate Agricultural Operations, Auxiliary Maintenance, Auxiliary Special Services, the BYU Bookstore, Food Services, and Purchasing. General Services was also responsible for providing management and skills training programs, necessary safety programs, and to coordinate food and housing needs for summer conferences, as well as coordinating university services to the Language Training Mission (1972-1979). In 1979 the department merged with Student Housing to form Housing and General Services.

Heads of the unit included Rulon G. Craven (1972) and Clyde Bair (1972-1979).


BYU organizational history project, Feb. 8, 2012: Brigham Young University. General Services (1972-1990, Auxiliary Special Services and Department of Housing combined, Assistant Vice-President for Business, administrate over Agricultural Operations, Auxiliary Maintenance, Auxiliary Special Services, the BYU Bookstore, Food Services, Purchasing, Director of Housing, management and skills training programs, safety programs, summer conference food and housing, Language Training Mission, 1972-1980, housing, Rulon G. Craven (1972), Clyde Bair (1972-1987), Delyle Barton (1987-1990), part of Student Auxiliary Services 1990)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

General Services photographs and negatives, approximately 1957-1999

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5595 Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains photographs and corresponding negatives of various buildings on campus and activities related to Food Services. Includes photographs of the cafeterias, concessions, vending, and Food Services administration. Also contains negatives and corresponding contact sheets for photographs of catering, food displays, and various events, approximately 1957-1984. Additional materials were added in April 2017, including photographs from Halloween, construction and other campus events, approximately...
Dates: approximately 1957-1999

General Services slides of campus, approximately 1970-1980

 Series — Carton: 2, Folder: 1-7
Identifier: UA 5595 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains slides of the Brigham Young University (BYU) campus including various campus views and construction, displays and events from the BYU centennial celebration, campus buildings, the Helaman Halls pool, and the BYU greenhouse, circa 1970-1980.
Dates: approximately 1970-1980

Student Auxiliary Services general slides, approximately 1970-1986

 Series — Carton: 2, Folder: 12-15
Identifier: UA 5595 Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains slides relating to the general functioning of Student Auxiliary Services including slides of the performing arts and various student activities. Also includes slides of faculty and employees as well as slides of campus buildings and aerial shots of Utah Valley and Provo, circa 1970-1986.
Dates: approximately 1970-1986