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Brigham Young University vice-presidential correspondence on General Authorities and devotionals, 1971-1998

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1325 Series 3

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence and devotionals given by general authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Included are files containing correspondence from various members of the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve, and Quorum of the Seventy. Also included are files containing devotionals given at Brigham young University, 1971-1998.

Dates

  • 1971-1998

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 100 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 the Brigham Young University vice-presidential 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: Brigham Young University (1903-) is a university sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Provo, Utah.

Brigham Young University was established in 1903 in a renaming of Brigham Young Academy. Past and present Brigham Young University presidents include George H. Brimhall (1903-1921), Franklin S. Harris (1921-1945), Howard S. McDonald (1945-1949), (acting president) Christian Jensen (1949-1951), Ernest L. Wilkinson (1951-1971), Dallin H. Oaks (1971-1980), Jeffrey R. Holland (1980-1989), Rex E. Lee (1989-1995), Merrill J. Bateman (1996-2003), and Cecil O. Samuelson (2003- ).

Brigham Young University is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as part of the Church Educational System (CES). The university is governed by a Board of Trustees, which, since 1939, has consisted of the First Presidency of the Church as well as other General Authorities or general officers of the Church appointed by the First Presidency. The Board of Trustees provides general direction and oversees the formulation of broad policies as well as the approval of all executive leadership and faculty appointments at the university. The Board of Trustees delegates to the University President the responsibility to conduct the operations of the institution and administer the policies enacted by the board. The President serves as the chief executive officer and general manager of the University. Since 1996, the President of the university has also been a General Authority of the Church.

Brigham Young University has grown from a small academy to one of the world's largest private universities. Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU offers a unique educational environment that promotes learning by study and also by faith.

Administrative History

From the Collection: The office of Advancement Vice President at Brigham Young University was established in 1992. The position is responsible for administering alumni and external relations, university communications, broadcasting, development, and athletics.

The Advancement Vice Presidency was established in 1992 as part of a reorganization of the Brigham Young University administration. Ronald G. Hyde, who had been serving as Executive Assistant to the President for Development and University Relations, was the first to be assigned the office. The office has administrative responsibility for the university's alumni and external relations, communications, athletics programs, and BYU Broadcasting. Advancement Vice Presidents have included Hyde (1992-1994), R. J. Snow (1994-1998), K. Fred Skousen (1998-2008), and Kevin J Worthen (2008- ).

Extent

20 folders

3 boxes

Language

English