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University Police media releases

 Collection — Carton: 1
Identifier: UA 5544

Scope and Contents

Includes media releases, original and photocopied newspaper clippings, and photographs relating to security and Police Department activity on Brigham Young University campus, 1960-1984 and 1990-1998.


  • 1960-1984
  • 1990-1998


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 University Police media releases must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The University Police is a law enforcement division of Brigham Young University. Previously known as Security/Police, they were renamed in 1982. The are responsible for protecting students, faculty, and staff, and for enforcing laws, rules, and regulations. The University Police have been administered by Robert W. Kelshaw (1982-2000) and Larry A. Stott (2000- ).

Administrative History

The Security/Police was a law enforcement division of Brigham Young University. Previously known as the Security Office or BYU Security, they were renamed in 1975 and initially remained under the direction of the Physical Plant. The were charged with the responsibility for protecting campus, coordinating with local police departments, and parking management on campus. The Security/Police chief during the period was Robert W. Kelshaw. In 1979 the department was transferred to Student Life, and was then renamed University Police in 1982.

Administrative History

The Security Office (1952-1975) was a department of Brigham Young University created to protect students and faculty. The Security Office was abolished and replaced by Security/Police in 1975.


1 carton (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

Collected by the Police Department then transferred to University Records Management. The records were transferred to the University Archives in August 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; 2010.


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

Related Materials

See also University Police records, 1976-1995 (UA 1175), Campus security reports, 2000-2008 (UA 954), Brigham Young University health and safety Files, 1992-2002 (UA 1037), and Student Life records, 1979-1985, 1990-1991 (UA 963).

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth West; September 2010.

Register of the University Police media releases
Elizabeth West
2010 September 8
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