Brigham Young University election cards

Brigham Young University election cards

Dates: 1898-1921

This collection consists of enrollment cards for Brigham Young Academy and Brigham Young University. The cards are for the High School, the Church Teachers College, and the College. The cards for the High School are one sided and contain the student's name, their date of entrance, class standing, grades on entrance examinations, date of birth, father's name, and church membership. The cards for the Church Teachers College and the College are double-sided and contain the student's name, address information, father's name, church standing, and year of schooling on one side and their class schedule, number of credits, teacher's signatures, and the principal/president's signature on the other side.

  • Extent: 12 cartons (12 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: UA 1177
  • 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.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Brigham Young University election cards 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 1177; Brigham Young University election cards; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 1177, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transferred from the Brigham Young University Records Office, February 2005.
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Box-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Colleges and Universities; Education; Provo (Utah); School enrollment
Appraisal Information
University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).
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Brigham Young University election cards
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Jennifer Kim
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-24T04:24-0700
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Biographical/Historical note

Brigham Young University traces its roots to Utah's rich pioneer heritage. The original school, Brigham Young Academy, was established Oct. 16, 1875, on a little over one acre of land in what is now downtown Provo. At that time, Brigham Young, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, charged that all secular learning at the institution should be fused with teachings from the scriptures. Speaking to Academy Principal Karl G. Maeser, President Young said: "Brother Maeser, I want you to remember that you ought not to teach even the alphabet or the multiplication tables without the Spirit of God." BYU has remained true to that original charge. The institution has grown from its humble beginnings into one of the largest private universities in the United States.

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