Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. General Church Board of Education
- Existence: 1888 - 1953
General Church Board of Education (1888-1953) governed the various schools and academies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The General Church Board of Education governed the educational programs of the Church, including seminaries, institutes, and elementary and secondary schools. For institutions of higher education, the board worked in conjunction with the boards of trustees for each of the institutions.
In its infancy, the General Church Board of Education was directed by a Superintendent of Church Schools. The position of Superintendent was eventually changed to Commissioner of Church Education in 1905.
Citation:Encyclopedia of Mormonism, viewed Mar. 19, 2013 (General Church Board of Education 1888-; govern various schools and academies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; CES governed by the Church Board of Education for seminaries, institutes, and elementary and secondary schools, and by boards of trustees for each of the institutions of higher education; Board members include the First Presidency, three members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the Senior President of the Seventy, the Relief Society general president, and the Young Women general president; directed by a Superintendent of church Schools, Commissioner of the Church Education 1905)
Church History Library catalog, via WWW, October 26, 2022 (Board of Education (General Church : 1888-1953); succeeded by the Unified Church School System in 1953)
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Contains annual financial reports and estimates of expenses including teachers' salaries and departmental budgets, real estate sales, statements from Knight Trust and Savings Bank, and correspondence concerning financial affairs between the Office of the President of Brigham Young University, the Brigham Young University Board of Trustees and the Latter-day Saints Church Commission of Education. Includes 47 items.
Printed and handwritten certificate. The item is a license which authorizes Hyrum H. Anderson to teach religion classes for the Mormon Church in Provo, Utah. The item was signed by the president of the Mormon Church, Wilford Woodruff, and by George Reynolds and Karl G. Maeser.
Contains the correspondence of Karl G. Maeser and other members of the Church Board of Education related to the schools of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Correspondence references difficulties related to funding and staffing a large number of schools. Materials date from 1888 to 1901.
Contains a mixture of volumes and folders, both bound and loose papers, of the General Church Board of Education meeting minutes from 1879 to 1970.
Contains minutes from the General Church Board of Education meetings. Materials date from between 1954 to 1971.
Contains administrative codes, regulations, minutes of executive meetings and charts concerning the Church Education System and its relationship to Brigham Young University, and listings of Church positions held by Brigham Young University staff members (17 items). Materials date from between 1938 and 1943.
Contains records, including tape transcripts of Franklin L. West's narrative of the "history of the department of education of the LDS Church," relating to Brigham Young University, LDS Business College, and the Juarez and Kelsey academies. Also includes correspondence on candidates for Brigham Young University president. Dated approximately 1936 to 1966.
Contains indices of minutes for various boards and committees tied to the administration of Brigham Young University. Includes index cards with information concerning administrative matters as well as information concerning individuals. Dates range from 1919 to 1988.