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Young Men's Institute minutes book

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 789

Scope and Contents

Contains the original, bound minutes book and a complete typescript. The book contains minutes of both general meetings of the Institute and board meetings, as well as the constitution and bylaws of the organization. Notably, Karl G. Maeser served as one of the inaugural board members.


  • 1873-1883


Conditions Governing Access

Open to public access.

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

Administrative History

The first meeting of the Young Men's Institute of the Salt Lake City 20th Ward commenced on January 20, 1873. At this meeting, a Board of Directors was elected, which included, most notably, famed educator Karl G. Maeser. Throughout the organization's meetings, lectures by prominent LDS leaders were given on both religious and secular topics. The minutes conclude on April 12, 1883, although they reference their next meeting, indicating that the organization continued beyond this date.


1 half box (0.25 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 1994.


History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon and Western American Manuscripts Collection Development Policy V.B.5.a, 2020)

Register for the Young Men's Institute minutes book
Jeffrey Mahas
2012 April 24
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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