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BYU Studies administrative records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1019

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains incoming and outgoing correspondence written to and from the BYU Studies office, files concerning the publishing of BYU Studies including publicity plans, subject files, and employment information. It also contains yearly department budget reports, agendas, notes, and minutes of meetings relating to BYU Studies, 1967-1983.


  • 1967-1983


Conditions Governing Access note

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 note

Copyright of BYU Studies administrative files is held by Brigham Young University.

Permission to publish material from the BYU Studies administrative files must be obtained from the Permissions & Licensing Office of the University and the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Organizational History

BYU Studies first began publication in 1959, although there was another publication by the same name published in the 1920s and 1930s, as a journal that would correlate scholarly work with Latter-Day Saints’ belief. The journal was to accept scholarly work from all of the disciplines and also works of art, poems, and stories. The editor at its inception was Clinton F. Larson. The journal, which failed to grow as quickly as expected, was given a new format and a new look when Charles D. Tate Jr. took over as editor in 1967 and served until 1983. Edward A. Geary then took over and served until 1991 when John W. Welch took over.


6 boxes (3 linear ft.)



Arrangement note

This collection is arranged into 4 series: 1. BYU Studies correspondence, 1970-1983; 2. BYU Studies administrative papers, 1967-1987; 3. BYU Studies financial reports, 1970-1983; and 4. BYU Studies meeting files, 1965-1983.

Other Finding Aids note

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History note

Transferred from Records Management in December 2002.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Transferred; Records Management; 2002.

Appraisal note

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

Processing Information note

Processed; Brian Shull; December 2002.


Register of the BYU Studies administrative records
J. Gordon Daines III
December 2002
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.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States