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Student Organizations Coordinator records, 1931-1968

Identifier: UA 460 Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains the files of the Student Organizations Coordinator, records created or collected by the office of C. Lavar Rockwood, 1962-1966, who served as the last student organizations coordinator. The records extend from 1946-1966. Prior coordinators have been Paul Felt, 1957-1962; Henry L. Isaksen, 1953-1957; Royden Braithwaite, 1952-1953; Harold Glen Clark, 1951-1952; Ellvert H. Himes, 1949-1951; John F. Jones, 1947-1949; Thomas Broadbent, 1946-1947. It should be noted that many of the records in the Rockwood files are records of the student government officers, committees, and social and service organizations.


  • 1931-1968


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

The coordinator was responsible to the Dean of Students. He served as a faculty and administrative representative to the various student government councils. His primary functions were: 1) Counsel officers and members of student organizations about development and leadership of their programs. 2) Advise student groups on University policies and regulations governing student affairs. 3) Supervise registration of student groups and their functions as required by established University procedures. 4) Coordinate Student Government, advise correct procedure for conducting elections, organization of committees, etc. 5) Approve and generally supervise all social affairs on and off campus. (Time, place, conduct, chaperones, etc.) 6) Register all student activities elsewhere on or off campus. (Mass meetings, rallies, parades, sales, forums, etc.) 7) Counsel with the Wilkinson Center Directorate on the program for students, provide a roster of eligible students for Union Committee positions, recommend and assist in selecting student leaders for the Union Board, and assist the Directorate in recommending policy and procedure for approval by the policy committee.


28 boxes

Language of Materials



Arranged in six subsections: 1. Student activities files, 1953-1967; 2. Student budget and finances files, 1946-1963; 3. Student constitution and legislation files, 1949-1968; 4. Student general correspondence and miscellaneous materials, 1931-1968; 5. Student organizations files, 1944-1967; and 6. Student reports, 1950-1962.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-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