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Brigham Young University commencement exercise programs

Brigham Young University commencement exercise programs

Dates: 1890-2014

Collection includes commencement exercise programs from 1890 to the present at Brigham Young University. Programs list the graduates by degree and college. Materials date from 1890 to 2014.

  • Extent: 9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brigham Young University. -- Brigham Young Academy
  • Call Number: UA 1008
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Brigham Young University commencement exercise programs must be obtained from the Supervisor of References Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: UA 1008; Brigham Young University commencement exercise programs; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: UA 1008, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Collection was found in the University Archives workroom. Additional commencement programs are transferred yearly from Brigham Young University.
Acquisition Information
Found; University Archives workroom. Transferred; Brigham Young University; April 2012. Transferred; Brigham Young University; April and August 2013. Transferred; Brigham Young University; May 2014. Transferred; Brigham Young University; September 2014.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead//XML/UA1008.xml
Subject Terms
Commencement ceremonies--Utah--Provo; Colleges and Universities; Education; Brigham Young University; Brigham Young University--Students; Brigham Young Academy--Students
Genre / Form
Programs
Processing Information
Processed; J. Gordon Daines III and Natalie Clark; 2002. Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; April 2012. Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; May and September 2013. Processed; Sarah Markle; May 2014. Processed; Erin Owens; September 2014.
Appraisal Information
University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_UA1008
Finding Aid Title
Brigham Young University commencement exercise programs
Finding Aid Author
J. Gordon Daines III and Natalie Clark
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-07-09 09:53:14 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
English
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

Brigham Young Academy (1875-1903) was a school sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Provo, Utah.

Brigham Young Academy was established in 1875 by LDS Church President Brigham Young. Brigham Young Academy was led by Warren Dusenberry (1875), Karl G. Maeser (1876-1892), and Benjamin Cluff, Jr. (1892-1903).

Brigham Young Academy was established in 1875 by Brigham Young with the express purpose of intermingling the sacred and the secular. The academy was the first of several schools established by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The academy was governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees provided general direction and oversaw the formulation of broad policies as well as the approval of all executive leadership and faculty appointments at the academy. The Board of Trustees delegated to the University Principal the responsibility to conduct the operations of the institution and administer the policies enacted by the board. The Principal served as the chief executive officer and general manager of the academy.

Brigham Young Academy became Brigham Young University in 1903 and is one of the world's largest private universities. Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU offers a unique educational environment that promotes learning by study and also by faith.

Administrative History

Brigham Young University (1903-) is a university sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Provo, Utah.

Brigham Young University was established in 1903 in a renaming of Brigham Young Academy. Past and present Brigham Young University presidents include George H. Brimhall (1903-1921), Franklin S. Harris (1921-1945), Howard S. McDonald (1945-1949), (acting president) Christian Jensen (1949-1951), Ernest L. Wilkinson (1951-1971), Dallin H. Oaks (1971-1980), Jeffrey R. Holland (1980-1989), Rex E. Lee (1989-1995), Merrill J. Bateman (1996-2003), Cecil O. Samuelson (2003-2014), and Kevin J. Worthen (2014-).

Brigham Young University is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as part of the Church Educational System (CES). The university is governed by a Board of Trustees, which, since 1939, has consisted of the First Presidency of the Church as well as other General Authorities or general officers of the Church appointed by the First Presidency. The Board of Trustees provides general direction and oversees the formulation of broad policies as well as the approval of all executive leadership and faculty appointments at the university. The Board of Trustees delegates to the University President the responsibility to conduct the operations of the institution and administer the policies enacted by the board. The President serves as the chief executive officer and general manager of the University. Since 1996, the President of the university has also been a General Authority of the Church.

Brigham Young University has grown from a small academy to one of the world's largest private universities. Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU offers a unique educational environment that promotes learning by study and also by faith.



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