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Joseph Field Smith Institute administrative records, 1984-2005

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1214 Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains corporate minutes, reports, schedules, agendas, photographs, letters, memoranda, suget forms, programs and clippings concerning the administrative files of the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History. These administrative files deal with faculty reports, symposiums, lectures, grants, and projects of the various programs and researches of the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History, 1984-2005.

Dates

  • 1984-2005

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 50 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy. Requests to access restricted materials in the University Archives should be submitted to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

From the Collection: The Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History was a department at Brigham Young University that researched, wrote, and published Latter-day Saint history.

The Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History was created in 1980, after it was decided that a university would provide a better setting for research and publication. Before then it was a Church Historian’s Office, reorganized into the Historical Department of the Church headed by Leonard Arrington. The primary responsibility of the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History was to research, write and publish Latter-day Saint history from the perspective of faith and according to the highest scholarly standards. The Institute Faculty also taught courses in history, LDS Church history, and other disciplines related to their fields of expertise and advise students whose major papers, theses, and dissertations address Mormon history topics.

Extent

16 boxes

1 carton

Language

English