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Centennial History Project source material files, 1834-1979

Identifier: UA 566 Series 3

Scope and Contents

Contains source materials consulted by the project staff. Includes copies of source materials and notes from sources consulted. Much of the material in these files was gathered from library and archival holdings at various institutions, including Brigham Young University, University of Utah, Utah State Historical Society, the Church Historical Department, and Southern Utah University.


  • 1834-1979


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 Centennial History Project records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

From the Collection:

The Centennial History Project (1972-1976) was a research project led by university president Ernest L. Wilkinson to compile a history of Brigham Young University at its 100 year anniversary.


52 boxes

11 folders

1 half box

Language of Materials



Arranged in seven subseries: 1. Centennial History Project chronological source files, 1835-1979. 2. Centennial History Project topical source files, 1864-1974. 3. Centennial History Project research note cards, 1972-1979. 4. Eugene Thompson research notes, approximately 1972-1975. 5. Centennial History Project interviews, 1972-1975. 6. Richard Edmond Bennett research notes, 1834-1972. 7. Correspondence and reminiscences about Franklin S. Harris administration.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is availabe 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