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Brigham Young University. Religious Instruction

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1973-1983

Administrative History

Religious Instruction was the entity of Brigham Young University responsible for religion classes and religious instruction.

Religious Instruction was organized in 1973 when the decision was made to change the name of the College of Religious Instruction simply to Religious Instruction. In 1975, Religious Instruction began to be no longer listed with the list of colleges in the University Catalogs. Abolishing the college entity was a decision made for several reasons, one being the idea that making this change decreases the sensitivity about a "paid ministry." The following men served as deans of Religious Instruction: Jeffrey R. Holland (1974-1976) and Ellis T. Rasmussen (1976-1983).

Religious Instruction administered all religious instruction funded by the University. Courses in religion have been offered by the University since the beginning of its existence, due to the idea that each individual's life must be built upon a firm ethical and religious basis.

Citation

Religious Instruction records, 1965-1979

Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, Apr. 13, 2009 (Religious Instruction; previously known as College of Religious Instruction; renamed Religious Education in 1983)

Brigham Young University, 1975: v. 4, p. 193 (College of Religious Education reorganized in 1973, losing college designation; known as Religious Instruction)

Brigham Young University catalog, 1983: p. 25 (Religious Education)

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Religious Education general administrative records, 1974-1984

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 701 Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains administrative files of Religious Education.
Dates: 1974-1984

College of Religious Education recordings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5687
Scope and Contents Contains sound recordings of firesides, devotionals, forums, and talks from Religious Education about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church history and doctrine, Communism and the Church, the Church and the US government, and spiritual matters. Dates range from 1955 to 1977.
Dates: 1955-1977

Religious Education records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 701
Overview The collection contains general administrative files, lists of former part-time faculty, potential faculty, and part-time faculty. The files in the collection come predominantly from the Dean's Office.
Dates: 1961-1985

Religious Education records, 1974-1985

 Series
Identifier: UA 701 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains Religious Education administrative records, and lists of part-time faculty.
Dates: 1974-1985

Religious Education records on part-time faculty, 1972-1985

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 701 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains information on part-time faculty in Religious Education.
Dates: 1972-1985

Religious Instruction general administrative records, 1964-1978

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 701 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains administrative files of the College of Relgious Education.
Dates: 1964-1978

Religious Instruction records, 1964-1978

 Series
Identifier: UA 701 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains Religious Education administrative records, lists of former part-time faculty and potential faculty.
Dates: 1964-1978

Religious Instruction records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1351
Scope and Contents Religious Instruction files on prospective, part-time, and full-time faculty members including contracts and correspondence, budget reports, subject files, office files, and mounted oversize photographs of archaeological and other sites in South America. Includes materials from 1965 to 1979.
Dates: 1965-1979

Religious Instruction records on former part-time faculty, 1972-1976

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 701 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains information on former part-time faculty.
Dates: 1972-1976

Religious Instruction records on potential faculty, 1970-1975

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 701 Series 1 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains information on potential faculty members.
Dates: 1970-1975