Merrill J. Bateman scrapbook collection

Merrill J. Bateman scrapbook collection

Dates: 2004

Contains photographs, correspondence, and newsclippings from 1995 to 2003 detailing Merrill J. Bateman's presidency. Included are newsclippings and photographs of Bateman's call and inauguration in 1996, as well as congratulatory letters for his appointment and devotional addresses. Includes artifacts on new building groundbreaking and dedications, including the library addition, Eyring Science Center remodeling, BYU Salt Lake Center, and Wyview Park. Various speeches given by Bateman detailing BYU's roles and goals are included. Also contains material on the Capital Campaign fund-raising, graduation activities, and BYU Athletics. These materials were digitized into a scrapbook and presented to President Bateman in 2004 following his release. A copy of the scrapbook is included.

  • Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: UA 1044
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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 Merrill J. Bateman scrapbook collection 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 1044; Merrill J. Bateman scrapbook collection; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 1044, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transferred from the Office of the President, 2004.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; Office of the President; 2004. Found; Conservation Lab; 2012.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Bateman, Merrill J.; Carl F. Eyring Science Center (Provo, Utah); Wyview Park (Provo, Utah); Colleges and Universities; Dedications; Education; Inauguration; Provo (Utah)
Genre / Form
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Letters; Photographs; Scrapbooks
Processing Information
Processed; Rose Frank; 2011. Processed; Dani Peterson; 2012.
Appraisal Information
Part of University Archives; department records (University Archives collecting policy February 2010).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Bateman (Merrill J.) scrapbook collection
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T13:04-0600
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Biographical History

Brigham Young University (est. 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), and Cecil O. Samuelson (2003- ).

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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