Ernest L. Wilkinson biographical sketches, 1954-1978
Scope and Contents
Contains biographical sketches on prominent leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Materials date from between 1954 and 1978.
- Brigham Young University. Office of the President (creator, Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research, with noted exceptions.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Ernest L. Wilkinson papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
The Brigham Young University President (est. 1903) is the chief executive officer and general manager of the University.
Brigham Young University has had a president since Brigham Young Academy was changed to Brigham Young University in 1903. While the school was still called Brigham Young Academy the head officer was titled principal.
The Board of Trustees delegates to the University President the responsibility to conduct the operations of the institution and administer the policies enacted by the board. Since 1996, the President of the university has also been a General Authority of the Church.
Past and present Brigham Young University presidents include George H. Brimhall (1903-1921), Franklin S. Harris (1921-1945), Howard S. McDonald (1945-1949), (acting president) Christian Jensen (1949-1951), Ernest L. Wilkinson (1951-1971), Dallin H. Oaks (1971-1980), Jeffrey R. Holland (1980-1989), Rex E. Lee (1989-1995), Merrill J. Bateman (1996-2003), Cecil O. Samuelson (2003-2014), and Kevin J. Worthen (2014- ).
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Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1000.xml
- Brigham Young University -- Administration
- Brigham Young University -- Presidents
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Education
Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository
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