Office of the President speeches and addresses

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Office of the President speeches and addresses

Dates: 1980-1989

Contains President Holland's speeches and campus addresses given from 1980 to 1989. Speeches were given at BYU, Ricks College, and to various organizations and conferences including Women's Conference and Leadership Workshops. Speeches cover topics ranging from educational commitment to matters of spiritual agency and faith.

  • Extent: 6 folders. -- 1 box
  • Creator: Holland, Jeffrey R., 1940. -- Brigham Young University. Office of the President
  • Call Number: UA 1030 Series 20
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • 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
Arranged chronologically.
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
Office of the President speeches and addresses; UA 1030; Office of the President records; L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
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Subject Terms
Education; Women's Conference; Ricks College (Rexburg, Idaho)
Genre / Form
Speeches, addresses, etc.
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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.
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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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