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Foreign Language Houses memoranda

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 777

Scope and Contents

Contains memorandums from program administrators and staff to head residents, coordinators, and others, concerning policies and procedures in the foreign language houses for students, located adjancent to the campus. Memos address such issues as rent and other fees; approval of a new housing complex, 1990; and house rules.


  • 1986-1990


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 Foreign Language Houses memoranda must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Foreign Language Houses (1978-1991) were Brigham Young University student houses designed to aid in foreign language instruction.

The Foreign Language Houses were established in 1978 to provide an immersive foreign language instruction experience for students. The first two houses were for Russian and Italian; over the years, language offerings have included French, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Hebrew, Scandinavian languages, German, Arabic, Navajo, and Chinese. Initially, they were individual houses that were seperated by a considerable distance. In 1991, the program was moved from these individual houses to a residential complex, and the name was changed to Foreign Language Student Residence to reflect the new arrangement.

Coordinators of the Foreign Language Houses included Keith L. Roos (1983-1986) and Hans W. Kelling (1986-1991).


1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Received in University Archives from Records Center July 30, 1998. Brian Reeves, University Archivist, separated this material from files that were scheduled for destruction.


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

Register of Foreign Language Houses memoranda
In Progress
Jennifer Kim
2011 September 6
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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