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Daily Universe records

Identifier: UA 1371

Scope and Contents

Collection contains Daily Universe newspaper clippings, financial records (including advertisements, payroll information, and bills), whole copies from the Daily Universe from September 1987 to January 1988 and 1983 to 1984, photographs taken for use by the Daily Universe (including an alphabetized collection of prominent Mormons, church leaders, faculty, and other famous people), and proof sheets. Materials dated 1952-2000.


  • 1952-2000


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

Brigham Young University (established 1903) is a private university sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Provo, Utah. The university publishes the Daily Universe, previously known as the Brigham Young Universe, as a student journalism lab and newspaper at Brigham Young University. The paper changed names in 1956.

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. Since 1996, the President of the university has also been a General Authority of the Church.

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.


44 boxes (22 linear ft.)

31 cartons (31 linear ft.)

2 oversize boxes (2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged into five series: 1. Financial records, 1977-1980. 2. Newspapers and programs, 1952-1979. 3. Newspapers, 1983-1984. 4. Photographs and negatives, 1970-1997. 5. Correspondence, 1997-2000.

The materials have been left in the original order, which appears to be mainly chronological and alphabetical.

Custodial History

Found in the Stacks in June 2007. Transferred from Newsnet in January 2008. Transferred from Records Management in February 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found; Stacks; June 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Newsnet; January 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; February 2009.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; 2009.

Register of Daily Universe records
Garrett Schroath
2011 May 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.

Revision Statements

  • 2014 October 6: Series level description added.
  • 2014 October: Sub-series level description added; Erin Owens.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US