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Office of the President budget and finance records, 1922-1945

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1089 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Contains the budget reports from 1922 to 1945 for Brigham Young University. These include the budget estimates and final decisions on budgets for departments, facilities, and all other campus organizations after 1922. Included with these are the yearly summaries of all financial activity by department and organization. The reports cover all aspects of running the University, tuition, grants, teachers salaries and retirement benefits, and maintenance. Also included are the value estimates for the buildings, books, collections, and land that belong to Brigham Young University.


  • 1922-1945


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 70 years from the end date of the administration, 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 Brigham Young University President's Records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Franklin Stewart Harris (1884-1960) was President of Brigham Young University from 1921 to 1945. During that time he helped the university grow both physically, with adding new buildings and also intellectually by hiring more teachers and establishing international connections for the University.

Franklin Stewart Harris was born August 29, 1884 in Benjamin, Utah. He moved with his family to the state of Chihuahua, Mexico in the 1890s to the Mormon colonies there. He would study at Brigham Young University and go on to Cornell to receive his doctorate. Harris served as president of Brigham Young University from 1921 until 1945. His administration was characterized by improvement in academics and by growth of the University's physical facilities, such as the construction of the Heber J. Grant Library building. Even with the financial pressures of the Great Depression from the late 1920s to the 1930s, Harris was able to help increase Brigham Young University attendance, library and campus facilities.

In 1945 Harris left Brigham Young University to be the president of the Utah State Agricultural College (what is now Utah State University). He died April 18, 1960 in Salt Lake City, Utah.


9 boxes

Language of Materials



Retained in original order.

Other Finding Aids

Finding aid available in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Reference area.

Other Finding Aids

Box-level inventory available online.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US