Office of the President records on the Church Educational System

Office of the President records on the Church Educational System

Dates: 1974-1981

Contains documents related to the Church Educational System from 1974 to 1981. Includes records and correspondence from Holland's tenure as Commisioner for CES from 1976 to 1980. Also includes material regarding commencement, summer tours, tour proposals and policies, and building dedication programs. Contains records from the Programs Committee and Executive Committe, in addition to records regarding development, the high council, Melchizedek Priesthood, and missionary referrals.

  • Extent: 8 boxes. -- 12 folders
  • Creator: Holland, Jeffrey R., 1940. -- Brigham Young University. Office of the President
  • Call Number: UA 1030 Series 22
  • 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
This series is arranged in chronological order. This series is arranged in chronological order.
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 records on the Church Educational System; 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; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1030.xml
Subject Terms
Melchizedek Priesthood (Mormon Church); Committees; College buildings--Utah--Provo; Tours; Commencement ceremonies; Dedication services; Church Educational System (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Genre / Form
Letters
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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