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Admissions and Records Office records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1156

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, reports, audio and video recordings, transparencies, slides, photographs, and other materials created and collected by the office. Includes information on university admissions, technology, international relations, commencement, financial aid, scholarships, spring and summer programs, freshmen students, undergraduate students. Also contains information on professional organizations for college registrars. Materials date from between 1963 and 2001.


  • 1963-2001


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Administrative History

The Office of Admissions and Records (1956-2001) was an administrative office at Brigham Young University.

The Office of Admissions and Records was established in 1956 and was designed to help students from their first inquiry about BYU. The office also worked with faculty, parents, BYU administration and agencies that require information about student records. The responsibility of the office is divided into eleven supervised areas. These include the Admissions Adviser Program, High School & Junior College Relations, Financial Aids, Admissions Office, Registrar, Evaluation—Transfer and Graduation, Data Collection and Analysis, Microfilm Services, Academic Advisement, and cooperating with the Educational Information and Guidance Center.

Admissions and Records was under the direction of a dean and administered regularly over the Admissions Office, Records Office, and Registrars. Over some periods it also was over the Admissions Advisers Program, the Coordinator of Financial Aids, and the Statistics and Veterans officer. The office of Admissions and Records was under the direction of these deans: Bliss H. Crandal (1956-1959), Alma P. Burton (1959-1964), William R. Siddoway (1964-1972), Robert W. Spencer (1974-1991), Erlend D. Peterson (1992-2001).

The Office of Admissions and Records was renamed Student Academic and Advisement Services in 2001.


208 boxes (104 linear ft.)

3 oversize boxes (6 linear ft.)

6 cartons (6 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in seventeen series: 1. Administrative records. 2. Correspondence on programs. 3. Correspondence on technology. 4. International correspondence. 5. Correspondence on commencement. 6. Correspondence on financial aid and scholarships. 7. Correspondence on spring and summer programs. 8. Correspondence on freshmen. 9. Correspondence on undergraduate students. 10. Correspondence on American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. 11. Correspondence on Utah Student Loan Program. 12. Correspondence on Church Educational System. 13. Photographs. 14. Records on commencement. 15. Audio and visual recordings. 16. Transparencies and slides. 17. Correspondence, minutes, and other material.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Initial installment transferred from Records Management in December 2004. Additional materials were added in June 2005.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; 2004.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; 2005.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Amanda Jo Lindell; 2005.

Register of Admissions and Records Office records
Garrett Schroath
2011 June 16
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

  • 2013 May 8: Updated for DACS compliance by Sarah Flinders.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US