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Brigham Young University vice-presidential records

Identifier: UA 5453

Scope and Contents

Contains general correspondence of the International Vice President's office, records of international relations events held at Brigham Young University, statistics and admissions reports for international students and students with international experience, performing arts tours records, photographs and photo albums of international political leaders associated with the International Vice President's office, minutes and graduate records for international students, financial records, records concerning international students from the Office of Admissions and Records, and information concerning the Technology Assisted Language Learning (TALL) program. Materials are dated 1985 to 2012.


  • 1985-2012


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 70 years from the end date of the administration, 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 Brigham Young University vice-presidential records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

Brigham Young University (1903- ) is a university sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Provo, Utah.

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), Cecil O. Samuelson (2003-2014), and Kevin J. Worthen (2014- ).

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.

Administrative History

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

The Admissions and Records Office was established in 1956 and was designed to help students from their first inquiry about Brigham Young University. The office also worked with faculty, parents, university 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 Admissions and Records Office was renamed Student Academic and Advisement Services in 2001.

Biographical History

Sandra Rogers is a college administrator in Utah.

Sandra Rogers was born in Arizona, and served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Philippines as a young woman. She received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Brigham Young University, and a master's degree from the University of Arizona. During the course of her studies she served and conducted research in the Philippines, Nigeria, Jordan, and Romania. In 1980 she joined the nursing faculty at Brigham Young University. She later obtained her doctorate in nursing at the University of California, San Francisco in 1989.

Rogers has served as an administrator at various levels of the university. She served as dean of the College of Nursing from 1993 to 1999. She then served briefly as Associate Academic Vice President for International, Distance, and Continuing Education, before being appointed International Vice President of Brigham Young University in July 2001.


31 cartons (31 linear ft.)

9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged into ten series: 1. Campus correspondence, 1985-2012. 2. Records on Islamic translation dinner, 1996-2006. 3. Records on university statistics and admissions, 1996-2006. 4. Records on performing arts tours, 1992-2008. 5. Photographs of international political leaders, 1992-2010. 6. International correspondence, 1992-2007. 7. Minutes and graduation materials, 1992-2006. 8. Records on budgets and the Olympic Games, 1992-2006. 9. Records on technology-assisted language learning, 2006-2009. 10. Records on the Kennedy Center and international programs, 1995-2001.

The materials are grouped by like subject.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in installments between 2009 and 2015.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; April 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; May 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; July 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; May 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; October 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; December 2015.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Kayla Quinney; April 2009.

Processing Information

Processed; Stephanie Laabs; May 2010.

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth West; July 2011.

Processing Information

Processed; Sarah Markle; May 2014.

Processing Information

Processed; Erin Owens; October 2014.

Processing Information

Processed; Meghan Hoesch; February 2020.

Register of Brigham Young University vice-presidential records
Kayla Quinney
2009 April 30
Description rules
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Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Revision Statements

  • 2010 May: Addendum (cartons 18-24) added; Chelsie Laabs.
  • 2011 July 19: Addendum (carton 25) added, creation of 9th series; Elizabeth West.
  • 2015 May 12: Addendum added (cartons 26 and Box 30-38); Sarah Markle.
  • 2014 October: Addendum added (carton 36); Erin Owens.
  • 2020 February: Addendum added (cartons 37-39); Meghan Hoesch.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US