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Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute records

Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute records

Dates: 1982-2007

Collection contains materials from the Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute based in Provo, Utah including department records, student records, and publications pertaining to the transfer of the Benson Institute to the Welfare Services in 2007. Also included are letters, reports, theses, meeting minutes, memos, publications and correspondence between Institute employees and correspondents in South American countries such as Guatemala, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru dating from 1982-2007. Also contains student theses from local communities in Latin America for the purpose of obtaining Agriculture degrees, and publications from the Benson Institute in Provo.

  • Extent: 21 cartons (21 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute
  • Call Number: UA 5454
  • 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 (until 2031) 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
English
Arrangement
Arranged in three series: 1. Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute department records, 2002-2006. 2. Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute student records, 1982-2005. 3. Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute Publications, 2003-2006.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 5454; Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 5454, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transferred from Records Management in April 2009. Additional materials Given to Scott Duvall by Allen C. Christensen in July 2006, then donated by Scott Duvall to the University Archives in August 2014.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; Records Management; April 2009. Donated; Scott Duvall; August 2014. Transferred; Luiz Espinosa; June 6, 2017.
Subject Terms
Agriculture; Agriculture and Natural Resources; Education; Colleges and Universities; Agriculture--Research; Brigham Young University--Students; Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute--Archives
Genre / Form
Letters; Reports; Dissertations, Academic; Publications
Processing Information
Processed; Matthew Leavitt, manuscript processor, and Cory Nimer, curator; May 2009. Processed; Hannah Waddel, student manuscript processor, and Cory Nimer, curator; August 2014. Processed; Jace Packer, student manuscript processor, and Cory Nimer, curator; August 2017.
Appraisal Information
Administration (University Archives Collection Development Policy, October 2015).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_UA5454
Finding Aid Title
Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute records
Finding Aid Author
Matthew Leavitt
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-02-15 13:54:33 -0700.
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

The Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute (1977-2008) was an institute at Brigham Young University dedicated to agricultural research in developing countries.

The Ezra Taft Benson Institute was founded in 1977 to raise quality of life through improved nutrition and agricultural practices. To accomplish this, the institute had partnerships with universities in the developing world. In 1987, the institute was placed under the College of Biology and Agriculture and later under the College of Life Sciences. In 2008 the institute was transferred to LDS Charities and renamed the Benson Food Initiative.



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Cory Nimer
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