Office of the President records

Office of the President records

Dates: 1972-1989

The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, and reports between Jeffrey R. Holland and various university and church leadership and other personnel. Major subjects include university relations, university development, admissions and records, the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies, and the role of religious education at Brigham Young University. Materials date from 1974-1989.

  • Extent: 1 artifact (2.0 linear ft.). -- 204 boxes (102 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Holland, Jeffrey R., 1940. -- Brigham Young University. Office of the President
  • Call Number: UA 1030
  • 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: Presidential Records from Dallin H. Oaks through Cecil O. Samuelson (current president) are closed for fifty (50) years following the end of the president's administration and may be accessed only with the permission of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators and the current sitting president of Brigham Young University until the end of that time period.
Languages and Scripts
English
Arrangement
Contains 24 series: 1. Office of the President records on inauguration, 1980. 2. Office of the President administation records, 1980-1989. 3. Office of the President correspondence on admissions, 1980-1989. 4. Office of the President correspondence with associations, 1980-1989. 5. Office of the President correspondence with Auxiliary Services, 1980-1989. 6. Office of the President correspondence with Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1980-1989. 7. Office of the President correspondence with Church Educational System, 1979-1989. 8. Office of the President correspondence with colleges, 1979-1989. 9. Office of the President faculty records, 1980-1989. 10. Office of the President records on Physical Plant, 1980-1989. 11. Office of the President records on student life, 1980-1989. 12. Office of the President records on university development, 1972-1986. 13. Office of the President correspondence with University Relations, 1981-1989. 14. Office of the President correspondence with LDS Foundation, 1980-1989. 15. Office of the President correspondence with other universities, 1983-1989. 16. Office of the President general files, 1980-1984. 17. Office of the President records on Jerusalem Center for Near-Eastern Studies, 1979-1989. 18. Office of the President records on Annual University Conference, 1973-1978. 19. Office of the President calendars, 1974-1989. 20. Office of the President speeches and addresses, 1980-1989. 21. Office of the President correspondence, 1974-1989. 22. Office of the President records on the Church Educational System, 1974-1981. 23. Office of the President records on Patricia Holland, 1980-1989. 24. Office of the President memorabilia, 1980-1989.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Office of the President's records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 1030; Office of the President records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 1030, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transferred from University Records Management between December 1980 and December 1989.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; Records Management; approximately 1980-1989.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1030.xml
Subject Terms
Education; Colleges and Universities; Mormon Church--Apostles; Church College of Hawaii; Holland, Jeffrey R., 1940-; Holland, Patricia T., 1942-; Ricks College (Rexburg, Idaho); Brigham Young University--Sports; Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies; Brigham Young University--Administration; Brigham Young University. Office of the President; Brigham Young University--Presidents
Genre / Form
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Photographs; Speeches, addresses, etc., American; Awards; Plaques, plaquettes; Reports; Letters
Processing Information
Processed; Andrea Wyss; May 2011 Processed; Kaitlyn Bourne; December 2012. Processed; Kaitlyn Bourne; December 2012.
Appraisal Information
Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_UA1030
Finding Aid Title
Office of the President records
Finding Aid Author
Andrea Wyss
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-09-01 12:40:51 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Jeffrey Roy Holland (1940-) served as President of Brigham Young University from 1980 to 1989.

Jeffrey R. Holland was born in St. George, Utah. He served a mission to England from 1960 to 1962 before returning to St. George where he married his wife, Patricia Terry, whom he had courted prior to his mission. The two attended Dixie College, and later Brigham Young University. Holland graduated in 1966 with a masters in religious instruction. They are the parents of three children.

Employed by the Church Education System, Holland moved across the United States where he worked as a teacher, and later director of institute at the University of Washington, Seattle. He later chose to pursue a doctoral degree at Yale University, and upon graduation in 1972, he returned to Utah were he contined to work with the CES as a teacher at the Salt Lake Institue. This was short lived as months later, he was called as the director of the church's new Melchizedek Priesthood MIA. He held this position for two years before being appointed the Dean of Religious Education at BYU in 1974. In 1976, Holland was named the Commissioner of Education for the Church of Jesus Chirst of Latter-day Saints. He held this position until his appointment as president of Brigham Young University in 1980.

Holland was instrumental in the establishment of Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies and the establishment of religious education at the heart of Brigham Young University.

He was releasd as President in 1989 after recieving a call to serve in the First Quorum of the Seventy. In 1994, he was called as a member of the Quoroum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.



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