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Church Educational System (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)



  • Existence: 1970-

Administrative History

The Church Educational System (est. 1970) is an educational program for students and adults in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Church Educational System (CES) was formed in 1970 in a reorganization of the earlier Unified Church School System. The system included primary and secondary educational institutions operated by the Church, including seminaries and institutes of religion. The system is administered by the Commissioner of Church Education, and operates under the direction of the Board of Education of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Commissioners of Church Education have included Neal A. Maxwell (1970-1976), Jeffrey R. Holland (1976-1980), Henry B. Eyring (1980-1986), J. Elliot Cameron (1986-1989), Henry B. Eyring (1992-2004), W. Rolfe Kerr (2005-2008), and Paul V. Johnson (2008- ).

Symposium on the N.T. (4th : 1980 : Brigham Young Univ.) A Symposium on the New Testament, c1980 (a.e.) t.p. (Church Educational System; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) p. v (CES)

Especially For Youth records, 1976-1986, 1995-2008 (program offered in association with Church Educational System)

Wikipedia, via WWW, Dec. 24, 2014 (Commissioners of Church Education; Neal A. Maxwell (1970-1976), Jeffrey R. Holland (1976-1980), Henry B. Eyring (1980-1986), J. Elliot Cameron (1986-1989), Henry B. Eyring (1992-2004), W. Rolfe Kerr (2005-2008), and Paul V. Johnson (2008- ))

Global Mormonism in the 21st Century, 2008: p. 230 (Church Educational System replaced Unified Church School System, 1970; Neal A. Maxwell appointed Commissioner of Church Education at same time; system operated seminary and institute programs, primary and secondary schools, and church universities)

Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:

Admissions and Records Office correspondence on Church Educational System, 1996-1997

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1156 Series 12
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, articles, and journals relating to the Church Education System (CES). Materials date from between 1996 and 1997.

Dates: 1996-1997

Advisory Council minutes, 1983-1989

 Series — Box 10: Series 4; Series 5 [Barcode: 31197225546131], Folder: 4-6
Identifier: UA 1088 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains meeting minutes from the Advisory Council dated 1983 to 1989. Includes information on the division's programs and activities, faculty, relationship with other Church Educational System units, and with other divisions of the university.

Dates: 1983-1989

Autobiographies of Alma W. King and Lucille Olson King

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230328970]
Identifier: MSS SC 2991
Scope and Contents Autobiography of Alma King contains memories of his childhood near Garland, Utah; church service, including a Latter-day Saint Mission to the Hawaiian Islands, 1923-1926; attendance at BYU, 1926-1930 and 1933-1936, and the University of Chicago, 1939-1940; teaching LDS seminary at Bear River High School, 1930-1956; marriage; travels; and employment in the Dean of Students office at BYU, 1956-1972. Autobiography of Lucille King contains memories of her childhood in Provo, Utah; attendance at...
Dates: 1999

John T. Bernhard papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 881
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence and subject files concerning university administration, admissions and records, AFROTC, Alumni Association, assemblies, Auxiliary Services, biographical information, businesses and companies, Brigham Young University committees, church, civil defense, colleges, comptroller, contributions, faculty, federal aid to education, government, institutes, Placement Bureau, policies, public relations, publications, speeches, Student Personnel Services, and other...
Dates: 1948-1963

William E. Berrett papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 889
Scope and Contents Contains minutes, correspondence, reports, course outlines, newsletters, speeches, pamphlets, lists, recommendations, and Division of Religion faculty applications collected by William Berrett in his role as the Vice President of Religion and CES administrator. Correspondence concerns the Student Military Relations Committee, faculty, LDS Institute assistant administrators Alma P. Burton, Boyd K. Packer, and Dale T. Tingey, and other Church Educational System matters. Materials dated 1938 to...
Dates: 1938-1968

Board of Trustees minutes, 2006-2009

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5514 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains minutes of the executive committee of the Board of Trustees, dating from between 2006 and 2009. Includes information on facilities, staffing, and policies of the university and the Church Educational System.

Dates: 2006-2009

George T. Boyd papers

Identifier: MSS 3082

Primarily research notes and articles which Boyd created and collected over the course of his time as a philosophy professor.

Dates: 1903-2001

Brigham Young University comptroller correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 878
Scope and Contents

Includes files concerning university budget, the Church School System, campus colleges and departments, faculty, staff, fund-raising, administrative meetings, students, Treasurer's Office, New World Archaeological Foundation, and athletics. Also includes files relative to Church schools in Mexico and in the Pacific, and some of Bentley's personal files. Includes significant amounts of correspondence with Ernest L. Wilkinson (president of BYU) and others.

Dates: 1952-1969

Brigham Young University minutes

Identifier: UA 1280
Scope and Contents

Thirty-four bound volumes of meeting minutes from 1875-1974. Includes minutes for the Church Board of Education (1954-1970), Executive Committee of the Church Board of Education (1954-1970), Brigham Young University Board of Trustees (1875-1970), Executive Committee of the Brigham Young University Board of Trustees (1891-1970), BYU Presidency (1954-1958), Administrative Council (1958-1959), BYU Athletic Advisory Council (1945-1974), and Brigham Young Second Stake (1964-1972).

Dates: 1875-1974

Church Educational System (CES) records, 1964-1989

 Sub-Series — Box Addendum 9: Series 20 [Barcode: 31197233264024]
Identifier: UA 547 Series 20 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note

Materials contain administrative files on Seminary and Institute, different subsections and departments of CES, and other records. Dated from 1964 to 1989.

Dates: 1964-1989