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Collection of Brigham Young University photographs

Identifier: UA 1070

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs relating to Brigham Young University, including photographs of campus, fine arts events, students, and photographs of other university-run programs, approximately 1884-1980s.


  • approximately 1884-1989

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Administrative History

Brigham Young University (1903-) is a university sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Provo, Utah.

Brigham Young University was established in 1903 in a renaming of Brigham Young Academy. Past and present Brigham Young University presidents include George H. Brimhall (1903-1921), Franklin S. Harris (1921-1945), Howard S. McDonald (1945-1949), (acting president) Christian Jensen (1949-1951), Ernest L. Wilkinson (1951-1971), Dallin H. Oaks (1971-1980), Jeffrey R. Holland (1980-1989), Rex E. Lee (1989-1995), Merrill J. Bateman (1996-2003), and Cecil O. Samuelson (2003- ).

Brigham Young University is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as part of the Church Educational System (CES). The university is governed by a Board of Trustees, which, since 1939, has consisted of the First Presidency of the Church as well as other General Authorities or general officers of the Church appointed by the First Presidency. The Board of Trustees provides general direction and oversees the formulation of broad policies as well as the approval of all executive leadership and faculty appointments at the university. The Board of Trustees delegates to the University President the responsibility to conduct the operations of the institution and administer the policies enacted by the board. The President serves as the chief executive officer and general manager of the University.

Brigham Young University has grown from a small academy to one of the world's largest private universities. Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU offers a unique educational environment that promotes learning by study and also by faith.


1 carton (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Contains sixteen series: 1. Photographs of performing arts, approximately 1920-1980. 2. Photographs of Leadership Week, 1920-1959. 3. Photographs of BYU Broadcasting, 1939-1968. 4. Photographs of Y Mountain and Y Days, 1906-1972. 5. Photographs of ROTC, approximately 1918-1970. 6. Photographs of BYU campus, approximately 1884-1980s. 7. Photographs of study abroad programs, approximately 1950s-1970s. 8. Photographs of athletic programs, approximately 1920-1960s. 9. Photographs of academic programs, approximately 1937-1953. 10. Photograhps of student organizations, 1917-1948. 11. Photographs of semicentennial celebration, 1924-1925. 12. Photographs of visitors to campus, 1909-1968. 13. Photographs of Y Bell, 1938-1973. 14. Photographs of health services, approximately 1921-1960s. 15. Photographs of gifts and grants, approximately 1950-1969. 16. General photographs, approximately 1891-1968.

Custodial History

Materials originally donated by Laurie Bradley in August 2002. Found in University Archives Workroom in February 2009. Found in University Archives Workroom in April 2009. Addendum found in stacks in UA 1330 and added to this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found; University Archives Workroom; April 2009.


University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; October 2003.

Processing Information

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; March 2009.

Processing Information

Processed; Dani Peterson; December 2011.

Register of Collection of Brigham Young University photographs
Matthew Leavitt
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.

Revision Statements

  • 2011 December: Addendum, series-level description by Dani Peterson.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US