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Multicultural Education Department records

Identifier: UA 1225

Scope and Contents

Contains documents, photographs, and tapes depicting multicultural programs at Brigham Young University. It focuses mainly on Native American activities and consists of files outlining loans and scholarships of students.


  • 1957-1985


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 Multicultural Education Department records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

Multicultural Student Services (est. 1997) is an administrative unit at Brigham Young University.

Multicultural Student Services (MSS) was established in 1997 in a reorganization of the earlier Multicultural Programs department in Student Life. The unit employs a team of multicultural specialists with responsibility for supporting and advocating for multicultural university students. Located on the first floor of the Wilkinson Center the office identifies and recruits multicultural students, acts as a liaison between multicultural students and university services, and provides programs and services that assist multicultural students in meeting their financial, social, and academic needs.

The unit is administered by a director, under the supervision of the Dean of Students. Directors have included Vernon Heperi (1997-2002), Lisa M. Muranaka Parkinson (2002-2012), and Ann Marie Lambert (2012- ).


32 boxes (16 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Retained in original order.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in November 2005, with additional materials found in the stacks in October 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; November 2005.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found in the stacks; October 2007.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Melanie Nef; November 2005.

Processing Information

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; October 2007.

  • Duplicate copies of forms and schedules
  • One audiocassette, "David Innes." Four VHS tapes, "Miss Indian BYU 1985 part 1" (two copies), and "Miss Indian BYU 1985 part 2 (2 copies).
Register of the Multicultural Education Department records
Melanie Nef and Matthew Bowers Leavitt
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