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David O. McKay Institute records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1306

Scope and Contents

Contains information from the David O. McKay Institute.


  • 1965-1983


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 David O. McKay Institute records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The David O. McKay Institute functions under the direction of the University's Research Division. The Research Division was created by President Franklin S. Harris in April 1921. The McKay Institute has two main missions: Service and Research, and other creative activity. The Institute is to serve the University, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the College of Education by promoting research that improves teaching programs and plans.


103 boxes (51.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The collection is divided into five series: 1. McKay Institute History File (1973-1981) is located in box one and contains a brief history of the institute. 2. Reports and Project Files (1965-1983) is located in boxes 1-90 and contains reports and projects from people within the department. 3. Subject and Reading Files (1979-1982) is located in boxes 90-91 and contains information on varied course subjects. 4. Director's Files (1968-1974) is located in boxes 91-96 and contains files from the directors of the institute. 5. Correspondence and Files (1970-1983) is located in boxes 97-103 and contains correspondence from faculty members in the institute.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Records Management, November 2006.


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

Register of David O. McKay Institute records
Jennifer Kim
2011 August 29
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