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Brigham Young University vice-presidential records

Identifier: UA 1027

Scope and Contents

Contains materials from the Associate Academic Vice Presidents from 1981 to 2001. These materials include correspondence, reports, notes, awards, and budgets. The materials pertain to University departments and faculty. The majority of the records are from the administrative terms of Dennis Thomson, L. Robert Webb, Noel Reynolds, John Tanner, and Jeffery Keith.


  • 1981-2002


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 Associate Academic Vice President records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The office of Academic Vice President at Brigham Young University was established around 1966. The position is responsible for administering university faculty, undergraduate studies, and research and graduate studies.

The position of Academic Vice president was established around 1966, though these functions had been established earlier. When Earl C. Crockett was appointed vice president in charge of finance and business administration in 1957, he was also given responsibility for the academic program at the university (except religion). Aside from his service as acting university president in 1964, Crockett operated in this position until his retirement in 1968. The office of Academic Vice President is responsible for undergraduate and graduate studies and research at the university, and has previously also included responsibilities for international studies, academic support, and computing. Between 1981 and 1989 the position was known as Provost and Academic Vice President, but in 1989 the position was split to allow the appointment of an independent provost. Academic Vice Presidents have included Crockett (1966-1968), Robert K. Thomas (1968-1980), Jae R. Ballif (1980-1989), Stan L. Albrecht (1989-1992), Todd A. Britsch (1992-1996), Alan L. Wilkins (1996-2004), John S. Tanner (2004-2011), and Brent W. Webb (2011- ).


9 cartons (9 linear ft.)

7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in seven series: 1. Vice-presidential correspondence, 1981-1989. 2. Vice-presidential recruitment applications, 1988-1989. 3. Vice-presidential rank advancement correspondence and reports, 1991-1995. 4. Vice-presidential faculty records, 1993-1996. 5. Noel Reynolds papers, 1984-2000. 6. John Tanner papers, 1992-1994. 7. Jeffery Keith papers, 1994-2001.

The materials have been left in the original order in which they were found which appears to be chronological.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Transferred in installments from Records Management between 2003 and 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; March 2003.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; April 2009.


Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Related Materials

See also Associate Academic Vice President records, 1977-1992 (UA 1110).

Processing Information

Processed; J Gordon Daines III; March 2003.

Processing Information

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; April 2009.

Register of Brigham Young University vice-presidential records
J. Gordon Daines III and Matthew Leavitt
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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