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Research Division records

Identifier: UA 1354

Scope and Contents

Contains reports, notes, correspondence, memorandums, awards, and financial records from the Research Division during 1954-1985. The materials pertain to research and faculty.


  • 1960-1985


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

Administrative History

The Research Division was established on April 28, 1921 by Brigham Young University President Franklin Harris to encourage the investigation of new truth, particularly subjects that were important to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


20 cartons (20 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged into two series: 1. Research Division reports, 1954-1979. 2. Research Division department records, 1960-1985.

The materials have been left in the original order in which they were found. This order appears to be grouped into like subject.

Custodial History

Found in the Stacks in May 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found; Stacks; May 2007.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Stephanie Christiansen; May 2007.

Processing Information

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; May 2009.

Register of Research Division records
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.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US