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Office of the President general correspondence, 1921-1945

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1089 Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains the correspondence between Brigham Young University President Franklin S. Harris from his time as president from 1921-1945. Some correspondence contains the response from Harris. On average each year is divided into A-H, I-M, and N-Z. Among those that Harris corresponded with are President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-days Saints Heber J. Grant and members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, United States Senators and Representatives, educational leaders across the United States, and contacts outside the United States.

Dates

  • 1921-1945

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 Brigham Young University President's Records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection: Franklin Stewart Harris (1884-1960) was President of Brigham Young University from 1921 to 1945. During that time he helped the university grow both physically, with adding new buildings and also intellectually by hiring more teachers and establishing international connections for the University.

Franklin Stewart Harris was born August 29, 1884 in Benjamin, Utah. He moved with his family to the state of Chihuahua, Mexico in the 1890s to the Mormon colonies there. He would study at Brigham Young University and go on to Cornell to receive his doctorate. Harris served as president of Brigham Young University from 1921 until 1945. His administration was characterized by improvement in academics and by growth of the University's physical facilities, such as the construction of the Heber J. Grant Library building. Even with the financial pressures of the Great Depression from the late 1920s to the 1930s, Harris was able to help increase Brigham Young University attendance, library and campus facilities.

In 1945 Harris left Brigham Young University to be the president of the Utah State Agricultural College (what is now Utah State University). He died April 18, 1960 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Extent

109 boxes

Language

English

Arrangement

Arranged by year and then alphabetically by the last name of the sender and then by date recieved. Materials were left in their original order.

Other Finding Aids

Finding aid available in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Reference area.

Other Finding Aids

Box-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1089.xml

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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