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BYU Salt Lake Center records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 984

Scope and Contents

Contains scrapbooks, correspondence, and reports dated from 1959 to 1982 that pertain to the history and faculty of the Brigham Young University Salt Lake Center and its evolution from the Adult Education program.

Dates

  • 1959-1982

Creator

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 BYU Salt Lake Center records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical / Historical

Lynn M. Hilton (1924-) was an associate dean for Brigham Young University's Continuing Education.

Lynn Mathers Hilton was born November 3, 1924 to Eugene Hilton and Ruth Naomi Savage in Thatcher, Arizona. He served as a pilot during World War II. He married Annalee Hope Avarell on December 17, 1948. In 1952 he earned his Ph.D in educational administration at the University of Chicago and went on to work as a professor at Brigham Young University. He was appointed the associate dean of Continuing Education and served as the first chairman for the BYU Salt Lake Adult Education Center from 1959 to 1966. Hilton also served for one term as a member of the Utah House of Representatives, starting in 1972. During his lifetime he served six missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Administrative History

The Salt Lake Adult Education Center (1959-1966) was opened as the third Brigham Young University Continuing Education center.

On January 1, 1959, the building formerly occupied by the McCune School of Music and Art was established as the third BYU Continuing Education center. The Brigham Young University Salt Lake Adult Education Center was renamed in 1966 as the BYU Salt Lake Center. Courses and programs were offered in religion, genealogy, speech, history, recreation, writing, arts, education, and other fields. Lynn M. Hilton served as the only chairman of the Center (1959-1966), prior to its creation into BYU Salt Lake Center.

Administrative History

The BYU Salt Lake Center (1966-) was established as the third Brigham Young University Continuing Education center.

The BYU Salt Lake Center was formerly known as BYU Salt Lake Adult Education Center, which was established in 1959 by BYU president Ernest L. Wilkinson. It was renamed in 1966 as the BYU Salt Lake Center. Its education curriculum closely reflects that of other Brigham Young Univerity curriculums. Courses and programs offered include religion, genealogy, speech, history, recreation, writing, arts, education, and other fields. Those who served as chairmen of the center are as follows: Lynn M. Hilton (1959-1965), Keith L. Smith (1965-1970), Bruce M. Lake (1970-1973), R. Jan Thurston (1973-1981), Orson B. Roper (chairman 1981-1996), Lee J. Glines (director 1997-2010), Scott L. Howell (chairman 2010-2018), and Jay R. Young (chairman 2018-).

Extent

4 cartons (4 linear ft.)

2 oversize boxes (2.33 linear ft.)

Language

English

Arrangement

Arranged into three series: 1. BYU Salt Lake Center scrapbooks, 1959-1975. 2. BYU Salt Lake Center faculty correspondence and reports, 1968-1982. 3. Salt Lake Adult Education Center circulars, minutes, and other materials, 1959-1963.

The materials were left in the original order in which they were found. This order appears to be chronological and alphabetical.

Custodial History

Transferred from Salt Lake Center in July 2002.

Transferred from Records Management in October 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Salt Lake Center; July 2002.

Transferred; Records Management; October 2009.

Appraisal

Department records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; July 2002.

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; November 2009.

Processed; Eric Wolford; May 2017.

Processed; Meghan Hoesch, student manuscript processor, and Cory Nimer, curator; 2020.

Creator

Title
Register of BYU Salt Lake Center records
Status
In Progress
Author
Matthew Leavitt
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States