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Centennial Committee records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 695

Scope and Contents

Contains reports, photographs, and memorabilia from the Centennial Committee dated 1975-1976.


  • 1975-1976


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 Centennial Committee records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Centennial Committee was established to create a year long celebration of the founding and growth of Brigham Young University.

A Centennial Committee of twelve was organized in 1970 with Heber G. Wolsey as chairman. Upon Wolsey's resignation in 1973, President Dallin Oaks appointed Lorin F. Wheelwright as chairman and executive leader of the Centennial. Dr. Wheelwright, who was about to retire as Dean of Fine Arts and Communications, served as chair until 1976, when the Centennial Committee was disbanded. Dr. Wheelwright was given a mandate to create a celebration of major proportions celebrating the founding and growth of Brigham Young University. The Centennial was to be theme centered, and would encompass the creation of major monuments and artistic productions. The Centennial would begin April 1975 and end with commencement one year later, April 1976.


8 boxes (4 linear ft.)




The collection contains reports, photographs, and memorabilia from the Centennial Committee dated 1975-1976.


Maintained in original order found in notebooks.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in the repository.

Custodial History

Initial donation by Max Wilson in 1993. Additional materials transferred from the Centennial Committee in 2002 and October 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Max Wilson; 1993.

Transferred; Centennial Committee; 2002 and October 2009.


University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Related Materials

See also Centennial history collection, 1942-1985 (UA 930), Centennial Committee records, 1973-1976 (UA 1124), Centennial History Committee records, 1972-1976 (UA 566).

Processing Information

Processed; Joel Mathews; 2002.

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; October 2009.
Register of Centennial Committee records
Matthew Leavitt
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States