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Brigham Young Academy. Theological Organization



  • Existence: 1876 - 1895

Administrative History

The Theological Organization (1876-1895) was a religious instruction program operated by Brigham Young Academy. The program was later reorganized in the model of an academic department in 1895 as the Department of Theology.

Circular of Brigham Young Academy, 1879: p. 3 (Theological Organization; provided daily religious instruction, opening and closing exercises daily, priesthood meetings on Tuesdays, and divine service on Wednesdays)

Brigham Young University, 1975: vol. 1 p. 178 (after first term in 1876-1877, determined theology classes to be mandatory) p. 181 (in 1883, missionary classes added to program curriculum)

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Cluff Jr. theological notes

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231035079]
Identifier: UA 191
Scope and Contents

Contains bound notes on theology (240 pages), articles by Cluff, education notes, world situation notes, and titles of library books, 1882-1885.

Dates: 1882-1885

Theological Organization minutes and references

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231036721]
Identifier: UA 238
Scope and Contents

Collection includes theological minutes and references.

Dates: 1879

Theological Organization records

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231035103]
Identifier: UA 192
Scope and Contents

Contains minutes of missionary meetings, started in 1883, to prepare young men to serve as Mormon missionaries, 1889-1891.

Dates: 1889-1891

Theological Organization records

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231035095]
Identifier: UA 193
Scope and Contents

Contains transcripts of the minutes of the general theological class, 1888-1889.

Dates: 1888-1889

Theological Organization records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 228
Scope and Contents

Contains minutes of meetings for the General Theology class and Priesthood meetings held in the Brigham Young Academy.

Dates: 1876-1883