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Division of Continuing Education dean records, 1963-1973

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 4

Scope and Contents

Materials contain administrative files, meeting minutes, reports, correspondences, and other records when Stanly A. Peterson was the dean of the Division of Continuing Education. Dated from 1963 to 1973.


  • 1963-1973


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 the Division of Continuing Education records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Stanley A. Peterson (born 1938) was an educational administrator in Utah.

Stanley Arthur Peterson was born on April 20, 1938 in Sacramento, California to Oscar Henry Peterson and Bessie Viola Steinagel. He earned his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in 1960, and then returned to California to earn a master's degree at California State University, Los Angeles in 1964. After graduation he worked for the Church Educational System at the University of Southern California before being recruited by Ernest L. Wilkinson to run the BYU-California Center. Two years later he moved to Utah to become the associate dean, and then dean of the university's Continuing Education Division. In 1976, Peterson was appointed by Church Commission of Education Jeffrey R. Holland to serve as the associate commissioner for religious education, and elementary and secondary education. He served in this position until his retirement from the Church Educational System in 2001.


7 boxes

Language of Materials



Arranged in two subsections: 1. Division of Continuing Education memos and other material, 1963-1972; and 2. Division of Continuing Education correspondence and other material, 1965-1973.

Other Finding Aids

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

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.


Stanley A. Peterson was appointed dean in October of 1971 upon the registration of Harold Glen Clark. Series 1, segment of his papers, arranged alphabetically, contain some records dating as early as 1964.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US