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Brigham Young University roll books

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1130

Scope and Contents

The collection contains class roll books from Brigham Young University. The roll books contain attendance records and grades from courses by such professors as George H. Brimhall, Edwin S. Hinckley, and Karl G. Maeser. There are also a few roll books from high schools, and grade records from various years.

Dates

  • 1895-1957

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 Brigham Young University roll books must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Brigham Young University traces its roots to Utah's rich pioneer heritage. The original school, Brigham Young Academy, was established Oct. 16, 1875, on a little over one acre of land in what is now downtown Provo. At that time, Brigham Young, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, charged that all secular learning at the institution should be fused with teachings from the scriptures. Speaking to Academy Principal Karl G. Maeser, President Young said: "Brother Maeser, I want you to remember that you ought not to teach even the alphabet or the multiplication tables without the Spirit of God." BYU has remained true to that original charge.

Extent

58 boxes (29 linear ft.)

Language

English

Other Finding Aids

Register of the Brigham Young University roll books, 1895-1957 (42 p.) available in Special Collections Reference and on the Internet.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1130.xml

Custodial History

Transferred to University Archives, 1989.

Appraisal

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

General

Related title Register of the Brigham Young University roll books, 1895-1957.
Title
Reigster of Brigham Young University roll books
Status
Completed
Author
Jennifer Kim
Date
2011 September 1
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