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Oral history interview with Stephen L. Alley

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 23

Scope and Contents

Interview by C. Garn Coombs with Stephen L. Alley, Brigham Young University professor, concerning his experiences as a member of the BYU College of Education since 1965. Includes transcript and sound recording.


  • 1977


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

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Biographical History

Stephen L. Alley (1915-1997) was a professor of education and university administrator in Provo, Utah.

Stephen Lewis Alley was born on September 25, 1915 in Bancroft, Idaho to George Alley and Henrietta Johnson. He graduated from Harvard University with a doctorate degree in education, as well as undergraduate degrees in Math, English, Chemistry, and History. In 1939, he married Maurine Christensen and they had four children. He served as chair of the Department of Education Philosophy and Programs from 1958 to 1962. In 1964, he was appointed as the chairman of the Department of Teacher Education and served in this capacity until 1966. From 1970-1974, Alley was the Dean of the College of Education. He was also the chairman of the Faculty Committee on Teaching. He passed away on May 13, 1997 at his home.


2 folders (0.08 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



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


Recorded in Provo, Utah.

Register of Oral history interview with Stephen L. Alley
Jennifer Kim
2011 August 22
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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