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Brigham Young Chapter records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8323

Scope and Contents

Collection contains materials pertaining to the Sons of Utah Pioneers, particularly the Brigham Young University Chapter, including articles, correspondence, newsletters and magazines, handbooks, and notes. Papers pertaining to the scholarship application process and awards from the Brigham Young Chapter of Sons of Utah Pioneers are also included. Varied photographs from throughout the collection depicting members and activities of the chapter are contained as well. Contents are dated from 1955 to 2016.


  • 1955-2016


Conditions Governing Access

Donor restricted until January 2019; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Administrative History

The Brigham Young Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers (BYSUP) (est. 1933) activities support the National Society's missions of preserving the memory and heritage of the early pioneers of the Utah Territory.

BYSUP honors the pioneers of the past and present for their faith, devotion, loyalty, hard work, service, courage, integrity, and determination.

BYSUP encourages youth in the same qualities through the Provo Pioneer Village, essay projects, scholarships, and recognition events. They also maintain organization integrity through monthly dinner meetings, trecks and tours, and by recognizing modern-day pioneers.


6 boxes (3 linear ft.)

1 carton (1 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Maintained in the original order, generally within chronological years.

Custodial History

Donated by Thomas Alexander in 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Thomas Alexander; September 13, 2013.


20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Americana (Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history, II, B, 5, VI).

Processing Information

Processed; Margaret Weddle, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2013.

Processed; McKinley Griffin, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2016.

Processed; Meghan Hoesch, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2019.

Register of Brigham Young Chapter records
Margaret Weddle, student manuscript processor
2013 December 5
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 Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States