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Brigham Young University vice-presidential records on museums, 1972-1980

 Series — Box: 34
Identifier: UA 687 Series 7

Scope and Contents note

Contains records concerning Robert K. Thomas and his affiliation with the museums of Brigham Young University from 1972-1980.


  • 1972-1980

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 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 was established in 1875 as the Brigham Young Academy, and received the name university in 1903. The university is administered by the university president, with several vice-presidents for different functional areas. Robert K. Thomas served as academic vice-president between 1967 and 1980.

Biographical History

From the Collection: Robert K. Thomas (1918-1998) was a college professor and administrator in Utah. He started at Brigham Young University in 1951 as a faculty member of the English Department and Establishing Director of the Honors Program. In 1966 he was named Assistant Academic Vice-President to Earl C. Crocket, then Academic Vice President to Ernest L. Wilkinson a year later. He also served as a commissioner of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. In 1980, Dr. Thomas served as a special assistant to Jeffrey R. Holland until his retirement in 1983.


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