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Department of Religious Education syllabus and student manual

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 775

Scope and Contents

Contains syllabi and student manuals on recreational leadership and social dance from the Department of Religious Education and Leadership Week, dated 1929 and 1933.


  • 1929
  • 1933


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 Department of Religious Education syllabus and student manual must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Department of Religious Education (1929-1940) was an instructional unit at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Religious Education was formed in 1929 in a reorganization of the earlier Department of Theology. The department provided instruction in religious and ethical life, Bible and Mormon scriptures, Mormon history, philosophy, psychology of religion, social and recreational leadership, and anthropology. Department chairs included George H. Brimhall (1929-1932) and Guy C. Wilson (1933-1939). In 1940 the department was reorganized as the Division of Religion.

Biographical History

Wilma Jeppson (1895-1939) was a professor of physical education in Utah.

Wilma Jeppson was born on July 23, 1895 to Hans Jeppson and Dorothy Riggs. She taught physical education in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was recruited by Eugene Roberts to teach at Brigham Young University in 1923. She received her bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in 1927, and completed a master's degree at Columbia University in 1930.

Jeppson served as the director of the BYU Women's Athletic Association in 1932. She also served on the board of directors of the Deseret Gymnasium, and as a member of the general board of the Primary Association.

Jeppson died on January 28, 1939 in Salt Lake City, Utah.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Maintained in original order (chronological).

Custodial History

Found in the University Archives Workroom July 1998. Additional materials found in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections in July 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found; University Archives Workroom; July 1998.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found; L. Tom Perry Special Collections; July 2009.


Part of University Archives; faculty records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Tiffani Jones; July 1998.

Processing Information

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; July 2009.

Register of Department of Religious Education syllabus and student manual
Matthew Leavitt
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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