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Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center director records, 1904-1974

Identifier: UA 460 Series 3

Scope and Contents

Contains papers accumulated by the Director of Wilkinson Center and Student Activities date back to 1940 and extend to the present. Included in the papers are also records of the assistants to the director including program director, business director, and student advisors.


  • 1904-1974


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Administrative History

The office of director of the Wilkinson Center was created in 1960 with the appointment of Lyle S. Curtis who assisted in the planning of the building which was completed in 1964. After the termination of the student coordinator of student organizations position held by Lavar C. Rockwood, 1962-1966, Curtis also became director of student activities. In 1970, Curtis also was appointed assistant to the dean of students.

The Wilkinson Center is considered a unique operation as it involves the student government operation and the incoming producing facilities of the building. The director and his assistants guide and coordinate student government and activities and coordinate other programs and facilities of the building.


33 boxes

Language of Materials



Arranged in seven subseries: 1. Files from the Office of Director Lyle Curtis, 1951-1972; 2. Files from the Office of Business Director Jay Eitner, 1960-1971; 3. Files from the Office of Programs Director Curt Wynder, 1904-1972; 4. Miscellaneous student advisors files, 1938-1974; 5. Files from the Office of Director Curt Wynder, 1970-1972; 6. Files from the Office of Director Lyle Curtis, 1961-1974; and 7. Files from the Office of Assistant Business Director Jay Eitner, 1971-1973.

Other Finding Aids

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

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US