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Whitney Hall scrapbooks

 Collection — oversize: 1
Identifier: UA 5762

Scope and Contents

Contains scrapbooks prepared by the student officers of Whitney Hall. Scrapbooks document dorm life between 1970 and 1972. Includes photographs and other materials on individual residents, dorm activities, and other aspects of student life. Emphasizes resident relationships, especially friendships within Whitney Hall. Materials dated 1970-1972.


  • 1970-1972


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 L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy.

Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Whitney Hall scrapbooks must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Administrative History

Whitney Hall (1956-2013) was a student housing unit at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Whitney Hall was dedicated in 1956 as part of the Heritage Halls residence complex at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Also numbered as building 23, Whitney Hall was named after Elizabeth Ann Smith Whitney, the wife of Newel Kimball Whitney, who was the second presiding bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Designed for apartment-style living, the halls were supervised by a head resident and were meant to provide training in homemaking skills. The dorms also elected student officers, who assisted in planning events and activities. Whitney Hall was demolished in 2013 during the total renovation of Heritage Halls.


1 oversize box (0.7 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Elane Cuell, former head resident of Whitney Halls, in 2019.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Elane Cuell; February 2019.


Students and student organizations (University Archives Collection Development Policy, V.b.v.2.c, October 2015).

Processing Information

Processed; Megan Davies, student manuscript processor, and Cory Nimer, curator; 2019.

Register of Whitney Hall scrapbooks
Megan Davies, student manuscript processor, and Cory Nimer, curator
2019 April 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.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US