Centennial Committee records

Centennial Committee records

Dates: 1973-1976

Materials include a wide variety of documentation produced and collected by the Centennial Committee. This includes memorandums, meeting minutes, correspondence, publications, photographs, and other materials. These files contain information on most of the events that happened during the Centennial year, as well as various buttons and banners. A significant portion of the collection relates directly to the production of Brigham!, a musical dramatizing the founding and growth of Brigham Young University. Dated 1973-1976.

  • Extent: 2 cartons (2 linear ft.). -- 3 oversize folders (0.3 linear ft.). -- 29 boxes (14.5 linear ft.). -- 1 half box (0.25 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brigham Young University. Centennial Committee
  • Call Number: UA 1124
  • 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: Restricted. Closed for 25 years (1998) after the creation of the records and thereafter open to the public after consultation with the University Archivist and in accordance with the General Restriction Statement of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.
Languages and Scripts
The collection is arranged into fourteen subseries: 1. Centennial Committee event files, 1974-1976. 2. Centennial Committee chronological files, 1973-1976. 3. Centennial Committee general files, 1973-1976. 4. Centennial Committee records on college and departmental events, 1973-1976. 5. Centennial Committee publications, 1975-1976. 6. Centennial Committee clippings file, 1974-1976. 7. Centennial Committee research, 1923-1976. 8. Centennial Committee centennial guidebook, 1974-1975. 9. Centennial Committee collection on Brigham!, 1976. 10. Centennial Committee final report, 1976. 11. Centennial Committee collection on Right Honorable Saint, 1975. 12. Centennial Committee records on carillon tower, 1974. 13. Centennial Committee miscellaneous files, 1973-1976. 14. Centennial Committee ephemera, 1975-1976.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Centennial Committee records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Related title: Register of the Centennial Committee records, 1973-1976.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 1124; Centennial Committee records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 1124, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Found in the University Archives stacks, July 2004.
Acquisition Information
Found; University Stacks; 2004.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1124.xml
Subject Terms
Performing Arts; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Mormons--Drama; Provo (Utah); Provo (Utah)--Centennial celebrations, etc; Musicals--Vocal scores with piano; Wilkinson, Ernest L., 1899-1978; Dayley, K. Newell; Sundgaard, Arnold, 1909-2006; Brigham Young University--Centennial celebrations, etc.--History; Wheelwright, Lorin Farrar, 1909-1987; Cundick, Robert, 1926-2016; Brigham Young University. Centennial Committee--Archives
Genre / Form
Slides (Photography); Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Letters; Memorandums; Photographs; Negatives
Processing Information
Processed; J. Gordon Daines, III; 2004. Processed; Jenna Kirchhoefer; March 2015.
Appraisal Information
University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).
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Finding Aid Title
Centennial Committee records
Finding Aid Author
Jennifer Kim
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-01-05 12:36:25 -0700.
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Administrative History

The Centennial Committee (1970-1976) was organized by Brigham Young University to plan and execute the university's Centennial Celebration.

The Centennial Committee was organized in 1970 to prepare celebration activities for Brigham Young University's Centennial Celebration. There were twelve members, with Heber G. Wolsey as chairman. Upon Wolsey's resignation in 1973, President Dallin H. Oaks appointed Dr. Lorin F. Wheelwright chairman and executive leader of the Centennial. Dr. Wheelwright served as chair until 1976, when the Centennial Committee was disbanded. The Centennial was to be theme centered, and would encompass the creation of major monuments and artistic productions. The Centennial began in April 1975 and ended with commencement one year later, in April 1976.

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