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Brigham Young University vice-presidential records

Identifier: UA 5460

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, minutes, and agendas from the Assistant Academic Vice President for Computing during 1991-1995. The materials are from the office of Douglas M. Chabries, who was the Assistant Academic Vice President for Computing during this time span.


  • 1991-1995


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.

Biographical History

Douglas M. Chabries (born 1942) was an electrical and computer engineering professor in Utah.

Douglas Melvin Chabries was born on February 18, 1942 in Los Angeles, California. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served as a Mormon missionary in Uruguay and Paraguay. After his return he married Ada Smith in 1964, and they had six children.

Chabries earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah in 1966, and a master's from the California Institute of Technology in 1967. He completed his studies at Brown University, where he received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1970.

After graduation Chabries worked as a civilian scientist for the United States Navy for ten years before joining the faculty of Brigham Young University in 1983. Over the course of his career at the university he served as a department chair, assistant academic vice president (1990-1995), dean of the College of Engineering and Technology (1995-2005), and as chairman of the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS).

Chabries retired from the university in 2005. He and his wife then served a mission to Croatia.


5 cartons (5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in two series: 1. Correspondence, 1991-1994. 2. Minutes and agendas, 1991-1995.

Maintained in original order. Appears to be grouped by subject and has chronological aspects involved.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in May 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; May 2009.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; May 2009.

Register of Brigham Young University vice-presidential records
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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