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Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1975-2008

Administrative History

The Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute (1975-2008) was a research institute at Brigham Young University dedicated to agricultural research in developing countries.

The Ezra Taft Benson Institute was founded in 1975 to raise quality of life through improved nutrition and agricultural practices. To accomplish this, the institute had partnerships with universities in the developing world. In 1987, the institute was placed under the College of Biology and Agriculture and later under the College of Life Sciences. In 2008 the institute was transferred to LDS Charities and renamed the Benson Food Initiative.

Citation

Revista Latinoamericana de agricultura y nutriciĆ³n, enero-jun. 1996: t.p. (Instituto Benson) p. 2 of cover (Instituto de Agricultura y Ciencias Alimenticias Ezra Taft Benson) p. 4 of cover (Exra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute, Brigham Young University)

Letter of transmittal, 9/9/97 (The correct spelling of the name is Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute)

Bringing hope and dignity, 2012: page 9 (with the approval of the Board of Trustees of Brigham Young University, the Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute was created at Brigham Young University September 1975)

BYU organizational history project, Aug. 20, 2014 (Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute; founded in 1977; placed under College of Biology and Agriculture in 1987; currently under College of Life Sciences; purpose to raise quality of life through improved nutrition and agriculture practices; cooperates with universities in the developing world)

LDS Charities, via WWW, June 5, 2017 (est. 1975 at Brigham Young University; transferred to LDS Charities in 2008, renamed Benson Food Initiative)

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Brigham Young University vice-presidential correspondence, 1973-1984

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 655 Series 1
Scope and Contents note General files, followed by communication with specific individuals. Includes one folder of "Collected information on Wesley P. Lloyd upon his death. One time dean of the Graduate School."
Dates: 1973-1984

Brigham Young University vice-presidential correspondence and other material, 1976-1984

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 655 Series 3
Scope and Contents note Honorary degrees and relevant correspondence, curriculum files, Learning Services files, Ben Lewis Award materials, David Wooley Evans Award files, Research Libraries Group files, IMURA files, Weather Modification Consort files, and BYU Press files.
Dates: 1976-1984

Brigham Young University vice-presidential records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 655
Scope and Contents Contains the correspondence of Associate Academic Vice President Neal E. Lambert. It also contains information on various academic departments at Brigham Young University.
Dates: 1973-1984

Brigham Young University vice-presidential records on academic departments and adjuncts, 1980-1984

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 655 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Department files for Biology and Agriculture, the Benson Institute, Education, the McKay Institute, Engineering, Family, Home and Social Sciences, Fine Arts and Communications, Humanities, Law School, Library and Information Sciences, Nursing, Physical Education, Physical and Math Sciences, Religious Instruction, School of Management, and the Library.
Dates: 1980-1984

College of Biology and Agriculture records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 702
Scope and Contents Contains records, minutes, publications, and other material from the College of Biology and Agriculture, the Benson Institute, and the departments of the College. Materials date from between 1917 and 1986, with the bulk from 1950 to 1975.
Dates: 1917-1986; Majority of material found within 1950-1975

Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute department records, 2002-2006

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5454 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains records from the Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute during 2002-2006. The materials include correspondence and reports pertaining to the activities of the Institute. Also contains memorandums, meeting minutes, reports, and financial records associated with the transfer of the Benson Institute from Brigham Young University to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Welfare Services, dating from 2005-2007.
Dates: 2002-2006

Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute publications, 2003-2006

 Series — Carton: 21, Folder: 13
Identifier: UA 5454 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains Ezra Taft Benson Institute of Agriculture and Food publications. Contains issues of the Ezra Taft Benson Institute Review from 2004 to 2006, printed in Provo, Utah. Also contains 2 pamphlets regarding agricultural development projects also published in Provo, Utah in March 2003.
Dates: 2003-2006

Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5454
Scope and Contents Collection contains materials from the Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute based in Provo, Utah including department records, student records, and publications pertaining to the transfer of the Benson Institute to the Welfare Services in 2007. Also included are letters, reports, theses, meeting minutes, memos, publications and correspondence between Institute employees and correspondents in South American countries such as Guatemala, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru dating from 1982-2007....
Dates: 1982-2007

Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute student records, 1982-2005

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5454 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains materials pertaining to Benson Institute students' theses from 1982 to 2005 in their local Latin American communities. The materials include reports, letters, and theses about various Agricultural projects for bachelors' and masters degrees in Nutrition, Diet, and Animal Husbandry.
Dates: 1982-2005

Office of the President correspondence with colleges, 1985-1986

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 8
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains correspondence with the undergraduate colleges of the university in addition to correspondence with the dean and director's council, the Western Athletic Conference, Continuing Education, Women's Research Institute, Monte L. Bean Museum, and Ezra Taft Benson Institute. Covers the individual college's missions and values, committee appointments, graduate programs, and planning and space needs. Also includes information on the planning and execution of various conferences and seminars....
Dates: 1985-1986