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Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center director memoranda

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 723

Scope and Contents

Contains memoranda of Lyle Curtis and Robert Moss during their terms as director of the Wilkinson Center at Brigham Young University. Dated 1970-1979.


  • 1970-1979


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

The Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center (est. 1964) functions as the main student activity center on the Brigham Young University campus and houses several campus organization offices, food service facilities, and the Brigham Young University bookstore.

Directors of the Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center include Lyle Curtis (1964-1979), F. Curtis Wynder (1976-1978), Robert H. Moss (1978-1986) and Jerry Bishop (1996-2002). Up until 2002, the director of the Wilkinson Center was responsible to the Dean of Students for the Student Activity Program and Central Scheduling, and to the vice-president of business affairs for the operation of the Center. In 2002, the Dean of Students assumed the role as Director of the Wilkinson Center.

Biographical / Historical

Lyle Curtis was Director of the Wilkinson Center at Brigham Young University from 1960 until his death in 1978. The responsibilities of director thereafter were assumed by Robert Moss, A.C. Eitner, and F. Curtis Wynder.

Biographical / Historical

Robert H. Moss was born March 3, 1934, in Santa Clara, Utah to Clarence Moss and Olive Hafen Moss. He married Roberta Renner, with whom he later served three missions to Martin’s Cove for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Robert served in the United States military, including the Utah National Guard, for 34 years. He was the author of several historical fiction novels. He graduated from Dixie College, Southern Utah State College, and Brigham Young University, where he received a doctorate in school administration and helped direct the Wilkinson Center. Robert worked as a professor at the University of Northern Colorado and Southern Utah State College. He passed away on November 18, 2021.


4 boxes (2 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer; Wilkinson Center Offices; 1995.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Karen Glenn; June 2023. File-level description added for Box 1.

  • Memorandums from Clyde Sandgren and Lyle Curtis
Register of Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center director memoranda
Jennifer Kim
2011 August 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