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Division of Continuing Education records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547

Scope and Contents

Contains files of the Deans and Directors. Includes records for Education week, leadership conferences, Travel Study, Home Study, evening classes, Special Courses and Conferences, community education, Salt Lake Center, and a brief history of the Division. Dated from 1921 to 2002.


  • 1921-2002


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 the Division of Continuing Education records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Division of Continuing Education (est. 1964) is an administrative division at Brigham Young University responsible for coordinating distance education offerings, extension services, and conference planning. Adult Education and Extension Services was renamed in 1964 and became the Division of Continuing Education. The division is designed to provide educational programs and services of the regular University day school to adults who do not have opportunities for day time study. The division services range from off-campus programs, lectures, correspondence study, and community services—both through the off-campus centers and extended programs in wide geographic areas—to formal on-campus classroom offerings, both credit and noncredit, extended and short-term in nature. Departments within the Division of Continuing Education include the Bachelor of General Studies, Religious Enrichment, EFY Programs, Conferences and Workshops, Evening Classes, Independent Study, and the Salt Lake Center. Deans of the division have included Harold Glen Clark (1964-1973), Stanley A. Peterson (1973-1978), William R. Siddoway (1978-1986), Richard C. Eddy (1986-2009), and Wayne J. Lott (2009- ).


225 boxes (112.5 linear ft.)

1 carton (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in twenty series: 1. Division of Continuing Education reports and comprehensive histories, 1921-1977. 2. Lowry Nelson office files, 1921-1954. 3. Harold Glen Clark office files, 1924-1970. 4. Stanley A. Peterson office files, 1963-1973. 5. Richard Henstrom office files, 1957-1971. 6. Deann Lynn Hilton office files, 1952-1959. 7. Deann Phileon B. Robinson office files, 1955-1970. 8. R. Wayne Shute office files, 1939-1968. 9. L.R. Lindeman office files, 1949-1966. 10. Education Week department files, 1922-1972. 11. Evening classes departmnt files, 1950-1970. 12. Home study department files, 1936-1973. 13. On-Campus instruction department files, 1929-1958. 14. Off-Campus courses and conferences department files, 1950-1972. 15. Special courses and conferences department files, 1956-1977. 16. Los Angeles Center files, 1958-1974. 17. Salt Lake Center files, 1944-1945. 18. Travel Study files, 1965-1970. 19. Kenneth Robbins office files, 1958-1977. 20. Division of Continuing Education collection addendum, 1960-2002.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Materials were transferred from the Division of Continuing Education. More materials transferred from the Division of Continuing Education in January 2015.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Division of Continuing Education.

Transferred; Division of Continuing Education; January 2015.


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

Separated Materials

This separation notice is for UA 547p -- Special Courses and Conferences Department, 1956-1972

1. Scrapbooks for Special Courses and Conferences, 1968-1969, 1971-1972, were transferred to the U.A. Scrapbook Collection, SB 26, Vols. 6 and 7

2. Administrative Advisory Council, minutes, Mar. 1972 - Sept. 1975 were transferred to U.A. University Committees, Current Printed Matter, CP, 45b.

3. Administrative Advisory Council, memos, recommendations, and reports, June 1973-March 1975, were transferred to U.A. University Committees, Current Printed Matter, CPM 45b.

Processing Information

Processed; Scott Hollis; Revised 2003.

Processed; Erin Owens; March 2015.

Register of Division of Continuing Education records
Scott Hollis
Revised: 2003
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.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Revision Statements

  • 2014 March 12: Addendum added (1 carton); Erin Owens.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US