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Department of Evening Classes records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1039

Scope and Contents

Contains self-study reports, department histories, class listings and schedules, and a department scrapbook.


  • 1953-1990


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 Department of Evening Classes records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Department of Evening Classes began as a part of the Extension Division organized in 1921. It was called the Bureau of Lectures and Entertainments and its main purpose was to provide learning experiences, such as evening lectures, for the community around Brigham Young University, especially for groups from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1949 an official policy concerning registration of evening classes, most of which involved learning about recreational pastimes. The first classes for academic credit were offered in 1953. In 1956 an independent Department of Evening School was formed in the Extension Division, which was renamed as the Division of Continuing Education in 1964. The Department of Evening School was renamed the Department of Evening Classes in 1960. The department has grown from offering just three classes for academic credit in 1953 to presently offering hundreds of classes.


3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Transfer from Records Management, June 2003.


Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Register of Department of Evening Classes 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.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US