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Degrees by Independent Study photographs and videotapes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1151

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs taken at various Degrees by Independent Study seminars over the years 1971 through 1989. These seminars include the Foundations Seminar, Man and the Meaning of Life Seminar, Man and Beauty Seminar, Man and the Universe Seminar, and Degrees by Independent Study Graduations. Also contains videotapes of speeches and presentations from the Seminar, Man and the Meaning of Life.


  • 1971-1989


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 Degrees by Independent Study photographs and videotapes must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

Degrees by Independent Study (1979-1999) was a distance education program at Brigham Young University.

The Degrees by Independent Study program was established in 1999 within the Division of Continuing Education. This program offered classes to students who have attended BYU previously (over two years ago) or have never attended BYU but are at least 23 years of age and have not completed their bachelor's degree; are in good standing with any institutions of higher education they previously attended (this implies that applicants will have no less than a 2.0 cumulative grade point average); will abide by the BYU Honor Code and receive an annual ecclesiastical endorsement; successfully complete a 1-credit hour prerequisite Independent Study course (StDev 100), have passed the TOEFL exam (if not a native speaker of English) with a score of 500+; have been approved by the BGS admissions committee. The division was discontinued in 1998, and replaced with the Bachelor's of General Studies Program, or BGS.


21 boxes (10.5 linear ft.)



Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Division of Continuing Education, November 2004.


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

Register of Degrees by Independent Study photographs and videotapes
Rose Frank
2011 September 9
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