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Home Study Department records, 1936-1973

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 12

Scope and Contents

Materials contain progress reports, statistics, meeting minutes, correspondences, administrative files such as catalogs, exams, lessons, handbooks, policies, prison inmate applications and samples and requests from the Home Study Department. Dated from 1936 to 1973.


  • 1936-1973


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 publish material from the Division of Continuing Education records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Department of Home Study (1960-1979) was created to aid the many people who cannot take college work in residence.

The Department of Home Study was established in 1960. This department provides courses required for entrance requirements, courses needed to complete high school or for teacher certification, courses for those serving their country in the armed forces or for veterans who wish to maintain their entitlement, for people working in industry who wish to acquire broader culture or to improve their skills, for professional people with a desire for continued intellectual and professional progress, and for those desirous of pursuing some course for personal development and interest. It was later renamed Independent Study in 1979. Those who served as chairmen of the department were the following individuals: Lula Clegg (1960-1966), Karl E. Starr (1966-1968), and E. Mack Palmer (1968-1979).


5 boxes

Language of Materials



Arranged in five subsections: 1. Home Study Department samples and requests, 1957-1965; 2. Home Study Department reports, 1936-1973; 3. Home Study Department meeting minutes, 1955-1969; 4. Home Study Department general correspondence, 1954-1965; and 5. Home Study Department general material, 1954-1970.

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