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Office of the President records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1073

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence with university vice presidents and deans of colleges, General Authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the president of Brigham Young University-Hawaii, and others. Major subjects include university relations, admissions and records, athletics, the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies, the honor and dress codes, and other related issues. Also includes minutes to Board of Trustees meetings.


  • 1996-2003


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 70 years from the end date of the administration, 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 Office of the President records, 1996-2003 must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

Brigham Young University was established in 1875 as Brigham Young Academy and headed by a principal. In 1894 Benjamin Cluff changed the title of the head of the Academy to "president" and gave the title "principal" to the heads of the various departments. Brigham Young Academy became Brigham Young University in 1903. The Office of the President is responsible for the administration of the university and interfacing with the Board of Trustees.


92 boxes (46 linear ft.)

1 carton (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Records arrived in the University Archives in four separate accessions--two from University Records Management and two from the University President's Office. The records were in a useable state and their original order was maintained.

Arranged into seven series: 1. Collection on Merrill J. Bateman presidency, 2003. 2. Office of the President administrative correspondence, 1996-2003. 3. Merrill J. Bateman speeches, 1996-2003. 4. Board of Trustees minutes and agendas, 1996-2001. 5. Office of the President alphabetical files, 1996-2003. 6. Islamic Translation Series records, 1998. 7. Brigham Young University accreditation and community relations records, 1996-2001.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Records were transferred to the University Archives from University Records Management in October 2003 and from the President’s Office in December 2003. Addendum received from the President's Office in September 2008. An additional addendum was received from the President's Office in May 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; October 2003.

Transferred; Office of the President; December 2003.

Transferred; Office of the President; September 2008.

Transferred; Records Management; May 2009.


Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; December 2003.

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; September 2008.

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; July 2009.

Register of Office of the President records
J. Gordon Daines III
December 2003
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US