Language Research Center records
Scope and Contents
Contains reports, meeting minutes, projects, proposals, research grants, budgets, and correspondence for the Language Research Center from 1971-1978.
- Brigham Young University. Language Research Center (creator, Organization)
- Brigham Young University. Center for Specialized Language Studies (creator, Organization)
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 the Language Research Center must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
The Center for Specialized Language Studies was a research center at Brigham Young University.
The center was established in 1970 as part of the College of Humanities, with responsibility for the promotion and supervision of language research and scholarship on campus. This included work on language research and services, teaching English to speakers of other languages, and language teacher training. The center was administered by Ernest J. Wilkins. In 1973 the center was reorganized as the Language Research Center.
The Language Research Center was formed in 1970 under direction of Dr. R. Max Rogers under the name of Center for Specialized Language Studies. It was created to promote research and scholarship in the languages. It was later in the Summer of 1970 that the center's name was changed to Language Research Center and put under the supervision of Ernest J. Wilkins. One of the projects under the Language Research Center's jurisdiction was the Intercultural Data Bank (ICDB). This was used to gather information for further understandings of foreign customs and languages. The Center conducted valuable research that helped lift the University to higher levels concerning languages and international cultures.
4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Materials are left in their original order.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1138.xml
Transferred from the Language Research Center.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred; Language Research Center; 1989.
Transferred; Language Research Center; 2004.
Part of University Archives; college records (University Archives collecting policy February 2010).
Processed; Kayla Quinney; April 2010.
- Register of Language Research Center records
- Kayla Quinney
- 2010 April 30
- 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.