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Alumni Relations records

Identifier: UA 5651

Scope and Contents

Contains records regarding various groups and programs connected with the Alumni Association. Also included are files concerning various reunions put on by the Alumni Relations Department. Dates range from 1988 to 2009.


  • 1988-2009


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

Alumni Relations (est. 1956) is an administrative unit at Brigham Young University associated with the operation of the Alumni Association.

The department of Alumni Relations performs the daily work necessary to connect alumni by executing the plans and suggestions of the University and the Alumni Association. Such work includes keeping accurate alumni records (the department's most important task), connecting alumni through various forms of media (including a magazine, an electronic newsletter, and modern media such as Facebook), and offering free career counseling and networking to alumni.

The Department of Alumni Relations was nebulously established in 1956, when Brigham Young University agreed to provide the operating budget of the Alumni Association, including salaries for its newly developed full-time staff. Since that time, Alumni Relations has become an official department of the University. Until September 2009 the Alumni Association partially governed Alumni Relations, but since then the Alumni Association has acted only in an advisory capacity.

Alumni Relations is headed by a managing director, who is also the executive director of the Alumni Association. The director reports to the Associate Vice-President of Alumni and External Relations. The following individuals have served as directors: Raymond E. Beckham (1956-1965), Ronald G. Hyde (1966-1979), Stephen L. Barrett (1979-1993), George H. Bowie (1993-1999), John Lewis (1999-2000), Michael Busenbark (2000-2006), and Linda Palmer (2006- ).


15 cartons (15 linear ft.)

9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in two series: 1. Office files. 2. Records on reunions.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in installments between 2006 and 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; Feb. 2006.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; May 2013.


Part of University Archives; college records (University Archives collecting policy February 2010).

Related Materials

See also University Relations Division records (UA 1252). This other collection originally contained materials from Alumni Relations but was divided, and as a result this collection was created.

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; February 2006.

Processing Information

Processed; Joseph Wiest; June 2013.

Processing Information

Processed; Joseph Wiest; October 2013.

Register of Alumni Relations records
Joseph Wiest
2013 October 30
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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