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Principal's Office correspondence, 1878-1889

Identifier: UA 1094 Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence related to Maeser's term as principal of Brigham Young Academy. Materials focus on the financial difficulties of the Academy and the need for more teachers. Also addressed are discipline and ecclesiastical matters. Dates range from 1878 to 1889.


  • 1878-1889


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 Karl G. Maeser correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Administrative History

The Principal's Office (1876-1894) was the head administrative unit at Brigham Young Academy.

The position of Academy principal was established with the founding of the Academy in 1876, becoming the Office of the President in 1894 when the titles of Academy department heads were changed to principal. The office was involved in teaching, faculty recruiting, and general administration.

Brigham Young Academy principals included Warren N. Dusenberry (1876), Karl G. Maeser (1876-1892), and Benjamin Cluff (1892-1894).


4 folders

Language of Materials



Retained in original order.

Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online.

Existence and Location of Originals

Original letterpress copybooks: MS 1259; Church History Library; 15 East North Temple Street; Salt Lake City, Utah 84150.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US