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Associated Students of Brigham Young University histories

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1081

Scope and Contents

Contains histories of the ASBYU as kept by each secretary-historian, highlighting the most important events during each school year. The volumes contain meeting minutes, photocopies of newspaper articles, correspondence, brochures, pamphlets, event programs, and other miscellaneous items that were deemed to have a historical value. Materials dated 1922-1986.


  • 1922-1986


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 Reference Services at

Administrative History

Associated Students of Brigham Young University (ASBYU) was the student organization on campus until 1988 when the Brigham Young University Student Association (BYUSA) was created under Jeffrey R. Holland's direction.

Student government at Brigham Young University began in 1909. It was refined in 1924 with the acceptance of a new constitution. The new constitution established an organization that included a president, first vice-president, second vice-president, secretary-historian, editors of two publications (Y News and Banyan), and a cheermaster. A student council that included university administrators was also part of the governing structure. The organization was know as the Student Body until 1933 when the title Associated Students of Brigham Young University (ASBYU) was first used. The student body organization would be known ASBYU until 1988 when a new constitution was implemented under the direction of President Jeffrey R. Holland and the name was changed to the Brigham Young University Student Service Association (BYUSA) to better reflect the organization’s new service oriented role.


96 volumes (32.4 linear ft)

Language of Materials



Arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

Source is not exactly known; the volumes were probably given to the then-existing campus library (in Karl G. Maeser's office) as they were created and moved as it grew. The first real library was housed in the Education building (the Grant Library, now the testing center) from 1925 until the Clark Library was built in 1962; Special Collections was founded in 1957, but didn't have its own territory until the now Harold B. Lee Library gained a second mostly underground addition in 1999. The collection was added to the catalog in 2001 by then-University Archivist J. Gordon Daines. Additional two volumes added in 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found in stacks; J. Gordon Daines III (University Archivist); January 2001.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Addendum: Donated; unknown donor (left at administration building information desk); February 2016.


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

Related Materials

See also Transcript of debate between Hyrum Andrus and J.D. Williams (UA 438), Treasurer's Office records (UA 112), Women in Academics week records (UA 1111), Associated Students of Brigham Young University records (UA 74, UA 287, UA 401, UA 487, UA 488, and UA 1298), Associated Men Students records (UA 376), Brigham Young University proposal for new student association (UA 1018), Wilkinson Center director records (UA 732), Associated Students of Brigham Young University scrapbooks (UA 756), Women's Office history (UA 908), Brigham Young University campus groups and clubs scrapbook collection (UA 872), Wilkinson Center and Student Activities records (UA 460), Constitution of the Associated Students of Brigham Young University (UA 433).

Processing Information

Processed; Amanda Crandall, manuscripts specialist; April 2016.

Register of Associated Students of Brigham Young University histories
Lucy Brimhall
2013 April 15
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.

Revision Statements

  • 2016 April 26: Two volumes added; Amanda Crandall.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US