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Annual University Conference records

Identifier: UA 790

Scope and Contents

Contains addresses including those by presidents of Brigham Young University and by General Authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, printed programs, and audiocassette, videocassette (VHS), and U-matic tape recordings of Annual University Conference meetings. Materials date from 1952 to 2014.


  • 1952-2014


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

The Annual University Conference at Brigham Young University usually occurs just before the start of each fall semester. It is under the direction of the university president, and is an event for administration, faculty, and staff members, both full- and part-time. The conference is not open to students. It provides a place for the BYU community to come together for edification, training, and camaraderie.


7 boxes (3.25 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in four series: 1. Annual University Conference addresses, 1952-1998. 2. Annual University Conference general meeting programs, 1991-2002. 3. Annual University Conference sound and video recordings, approximately 1986-1999. 4. Annual University Conference programs and other material, 2004-2014.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Four videocassettes donated by Ronald G. Hyde in 1999. Some items were sent to University Archives by Geri Bartholomew of Brigham Young University Public Affairs and Guest Relations, 1997-1999. Many of the earlier-dated printed addresses had been accumulated in University Archives over a period of years. Other items are collected by the University Archivist on an annual basis.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Ronald G. Hyde; 1990.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collected; University Archives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; University Archivist; 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; University Archivist; 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; University Archivist; 2014.


University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Brian D. Reeves and Sharon Belnap; May 2000.

Processing Information

Processed; J.Gordon Daines III; August 2012.

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; September 2013.

Processing Information

Processed; Erin Owens; October 2014.

Processing Information

Processed; Jenna Kirchhoefer; April 2015.

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton; October 2022. Addendum processed and item-level description added for AV material.

  • 1 audiocassette
Register of Annual University Conference records
Under Revision
Brian D. Reeves, Sharon Belnap, and J. Gordon Daines III
2000 May
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.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Revision Statements

  • 2013 September 24: Addendum added and dates updated; August 2012.
  • 2014 October 13: Addendum added and dates updated; September 2013.
  • 2014 October: Addendum added; Erin Owens; October 2014.
  • 2015 April 2: Addendum added; Jenna Kirchhoefer; April 2015.
  • 2022 October 6: Addendum added, item-level description of AV material added, extent and instances updated throughout; Anne Ashton.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US