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Centennial Committee records

Identifier: UA 1124

Scope and Contents

Materials include a wide variety of documentation produced and collected by the Centennial Committee. This includes memorandums, meeting minutes, correspondence, publications, photographs, and other materials. These files contain information on most of the events that happened during the Centennial year, as well as various buttons and banners. A significant portion of the collection relates directly to the production of Brigham!, a musical dramatizing the founding and growth of Brigham Young University. Dated 1973-1976.


  • 1973-1976


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 Centennial Committee records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Administrative History

The Centennial Committee (1970-1976) was organized by Brigham Young University to plan and execute the university's Centennial Celebration.

The Centennial Committee was organized in 1970 to prepare celebration activities for Brigham Young University's Centennial Celebration. There were twelve members, with Heber G. Wolsey as chairman. Upon Wolsey's resignation in 1973, President Dallin H. Oaks appointed Dr. Lorin F. Wheelwright chairman and executive leader of the Centennial. Dr. Wheelwright served as chair until 1976, when the Centennial Committee was disbanded. The Centennial was to be theme centered, and would encompass the creation of major monuments and artistic productions. The Centennial began in April 1975 and ended with commencement one year later, in April 1976.


29 boxes (14.5 linear ft.)

1 half box (0.25 linear ft.)

2 cartons (2 linear ft.)

3 oversize folders (0.3 linear ft.)




The collection is arranged into fourteen subseries: 1. Centennial Committee event files, 1974-1976. 2. Centennial Committee chronological files, 1973-1976. 3. Centennial Committee general files, 1973-1976. 4. Centennial Committee records on college and departmental events, 1973-1976. 5. Centennial Committee publications, 1975-1976. 6. Centennial Committee clippings file, 1974-1976. 7. Centennial Committee research, 1923-1976. 8. Centennial Committee centennial guidebook, 1974-1975. 9. Centennial Committee collection on Brigham!, 1976. 10. Centennial Committee final report, 1976. 11. Centennial Committee collection on Right Honorable Saint, 1975. 12. Centennial Committee records on carillon tower, 1974. 13. Centennial Committee miscellaneous files, 1973-1976. 14. Centennial Committee ephemera, 1975-1976.

Other Finding Aids

Register of the Centennial Committee records, 1973-1976. Available in Special Collections Reference and on the Internet.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Found in the University Archives stacks, July 2004.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found; University Stacks; 2004.


University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).


Related title: Register of the Centennial Committee records, 1973-1976.

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines, III; 2004.

Processed; Jenna Kirchhoefer; March 2015.
Register of Centennial Committee records
Cory Nimer
2011 September 1
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