Office of the President records
Scope and Contents
Contains correspondence, memoranda, and reports between Jeffrey R. Holland and various university and church leadership and other personnel. Major subjects include university relations, university development, admissions and records, the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies, and the role of religious education at Brigham Young University. Materials date from 1974-1989.
- Brigham Young University. Office of the President (Creator, Organization)
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 Office of the President records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Jeffrey R. Holland (1940-) served as President of Brigham Young University from 1980 to 1989.
Jeffrey Roy Holland was born in St. George, Utah. He served a mission to England from 1960 to 1962 before returning to St. George where he married his wife, Patricia Terry, whom he had courted prior to his mission. The two attended Dixie College, and later Brigham Young University. Holland graduated in 1966 with a masters in religious instruction. They are the parents of three children.
Employed by the Church Education System, Holland moved across the United States where he worked as a teacher, and later director of institute at the University of Washington, Seattle. He later chose to pursue a doctoral degree at Yale University, and upon graduation in 1972, he returned to Utah were he contined to work with the CES as a teacher at the Salt Lake Institue. This was short lived as months later, he was called as the director of the church's new Melchizedek Priesthood MIA. He held this position for two years before being appointed the Dean of Religious Education at BYU in 1974. In 1976, Holland was named the Commissioner of Education for the Church of Jesus Chirst of Latter-day Saints. He held this position until his appointment as president of Brigham Young University in 1980.
Holland was instrumental in the establishment of Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies and the establishment of religious education at the heart of Brigham Young University.
He was released as President in 1989 after receiving a call to serve in the First Quorum of the Seventy. In 1994, he was called as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
204 boxes (102 linear ft.)
1 artifact (2 linear ft.)
Contains 24 series: 1. Office of the President records on inauguration, 1980. 2. Office of the President administation records, 1980-1989. 3. Office of the President correspondence on admissions, 1980-1989. 4. Office of the President correspondence with associations, 1980-1989. 5. Office of the President correspondence with Auxiliary Services, 1980-1989. 6. Office of the President correspondence with Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1980-1989. 7. Office of the President correspondence with Church Educational System, 1979-1989. 8. Office of the President correspondence with colleges, 1979-1989. 9. Office of the President faculty records, 1980-1989. 10. Office of the President records on Physical Plant, 1980-1989. 11. Office of the President records on student life, 1980-1989. 12. Office of the President records on university development, 1972-1986. 13. Office of the President correspondence with University Relations, 1981-1989. 14. Office of the President correspondence with LDS Foundation, 1980-1989. 15. Office of the President correspondence with other universities, 1983-1989. 16. Office of the President general files, 1980-1984. 17. Office of the President records on Jerusalem Center for Near-Eastern Studies, 1979-1989. 18. Office of the President records on Annual University Conference, 1973-1978. 19. Office of the President calendars, 1974-1989. 20. Office of the President speeches and addresses, 1980-1989. 21. Office of the President correspondence, 1974-1989. 22. Office of the President records on the Church Educational System, 1974-1981. 23. Office of the President records on Patricia Holland, 1980-1989. 24. Office of the President memorabilia, 1980-1989.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1030.xml
Transferred from University Records Management between December 1980 and December 1989.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred; Records Management; approximately 1980-1989.
Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Processed; Andrea Wyss; May 2011.
Processed; Kaitlyn Bourne; December 2012.
Processed; Kaitlyn Bourne; December 2012.
- Brigham Young University -- Administration
- Brigham Young University -- Presidents
- Brigham Young University -- Sports
- Church College of Hawaii
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
- Colleges and Universities
- Holland, Patricia T., 1942-
- Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies
- Mormon Church -- Apostles
- Plaques, plaquettes
- Ricks College (Rexburg, Idaho)
- Speeches, addresses, etc., American
- Register of Office of the President records
- Andrea Wyss
- 2011 May 13
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
- 2012 December: Series added by Kaitlyn Bourne, revised and updated by Dani Peterson.