David O. McKay Institute records

David O. McKay Institute records

Dates: 1965-1983

This collection contains information from the David O. McKay Institute. The collection is divided into five series: I. McKay Institute History File (1973-1981) is located in box one and contains a brief history of the institute. II. Reports and Project Files (1965-1983) is located in boxes 1-90 and contains reports and projects from people within the department. III. Subject and Reading Files (1979-1982) is located in boxes 90-91 and contains information on varied course subjects. IV. Director's Files (1968-1974) is located in boxes 91-96 and contains files from the directors of the institute. V. Correspondence and Files (1970-1983) is located in boxes 97-103 and contains correspondence from faculty members in the institute.

  • Extent: 103 boxes (51.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: David O. McKay Institute
  • Call Number: UA 1306
  • 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 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.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from David O. McKay Institute records 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 1306; David O. McKay Institute records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 1306, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Transferred from Records Management, November 2006.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1306.xml
Subject Terms
Colleges and Universities; Education; Education--Research; TICCIT (Computer system)
Genre / Form
Corporate minutes; Letters; Newsletters; Reports; Slides (Photography)
Appraisal Information
University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).
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David O. McKay Institute records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Jennifer Kim
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-22T12:23-0700
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Biographical/Historical note

The David O. McKay Institute functions under the direction of the University's Research Division. The Research Division was created by President Franklin S. Harris in April 1921. The McKay Institute has two main missions: Service and Research, and other creative activity. The Institute is to serve the University, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the College of Education by promoting research that improves teaching programs and plans.

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