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Department of Physical Education records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1147

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, meeting minutes and reports dealing with the Department of Physical Education. Also included is information about the National Olympic Academy held at Brigham Young University in 1979.


  • 1962-1997


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

Administrative History

For over 100 years, the department was known under a variety of titles, all of which included the term physical education in the name. As of August 31, 2004, the department begins operating under a new title- Department of Exercise Sciences. The department is committed to helping people of all ages to develop active and healthy lifestyles. The new name reflects several broad areas of study: physical education teaching/coaching, fitness & wellness, athletic training, exercise physiology, functional human anatomy, biomechanics, motor learning, orthopedic impairments and others. The common theme among all these areas of study is the physical well being of people.


11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Finding aid available online and in the Special Collections reference room.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management, October 2004.


Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Register of Department of Physical Education records
Jennifer Kim
2011 September 9
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