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Brigham Young University comptroller correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 878

Scope and Contents

Includes files concerning university budget, the Church School System, campus colleges and departments, faculty, staff, fund-raising, administrative meetings, students, Treasurer's Office, New World Archaeological Foundation, and athletics. Also includes files relative to Church schools in Mexico and in the Pacific, and some of Bentley's personal files. Includes significant amounts of correspondence with Ernest L. Wilkinson (president of BYU) and others.


  • 1952-1969


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 70 years from the end date of the administration, 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

Joseph T. Bentley (1906-1993) was an accounting professor and financial administrator. He held the following positions at Brigham Young University: instructor in accounting, 1953-1955; dean of Accounting Department, 1955-1956; administrative assistant to university president, 1957-1959; comptroller for BYU and Unified Church School System beginning in 1959. Retired, 1972.


158 boxes (89 linear ft.)

31 volumes (7.75 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



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

Register of Brigham Young University comptroller correspondence
Rose Frank
2011 September 7
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.

Revision Statements

  • 2023 February 21: Updated title, added note for former entry; Cory Nimer.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US