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Brigham Young University studies and surveys

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 578

Scope and Contents

Contains many preliminary studies, surveys, and case studies Harlow did for Brigham Young University, including studies for the Health Center, the sports arena, Indian education, Mail Services, and the University Press.


  • 1964-1973


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 Brigham Young University studies and surveys must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

LeRoy F. Harlow (1913-1995) was a professor and consultant in Utah.

LeRoy Francis Harlow was born on October 20, 1913 in Seattle, Washington to Milton N. and Ruby Robinson Harlow. He attended Iwao State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering in 1938. On June 28, 1939 he married Agda Sophie Gronbech in Jewell, Iowa. He returned to school, earning a master's degree in public administration in 1943 from the University of Minnesota.

Harlow was a management and finance consultant, working for Booz, Allen and Hamilton Inc. management consultants as well as private consulting. He also worked as a city manager in five cities, and participated as director of various government and tax studies. In 1967 he joined the faculty of Brigham Young University in a dual appointment, teaching in Department of Political Science and serving as a management consultant to the university administration. He later moved to the Marriott School of Management where he retired as professor emeritus of organization and management. Harlow died on May 4, 1995 in Provo, Utah.

Administrative History

Brigham Young University (est. 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), and Cecil O. Samuelson (2003- ).

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.


3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.


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


Register of Brigham Young University studies and surveys
Lucy Brimhall
2013 February 28
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