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Church Educational System Adult Programs records

Church Educational System Adult Programs records

Dates: 1972-2003

The collection contains fliers from the Church Educational System's adult programs from 1972 to 2003.

  • Extent: 1 cartons (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Church Educational System (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Adult Programs
  • Call Number: UA 5533
  • 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 2028) 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
Collection was left in its original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Church Educational System Programs 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 5533; Church Education System Adult Programs records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 5533, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transferred from Records Management in April 2010.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; Records Management; April 2010.
Subject Terms
Church Educational System; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Colleges and Universities
Genre / Form
Advertising fliers
Processing Information
Processed; Stephanie Laabs; April 2010.
Appraisal Information
Part of University Archives; college records (University Archives collecting policy February 2010).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Church Educational System Adult Programs records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Stephanie Laabs
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-02T04:03-0700
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Biographical Info:

Administrative History

The Church Educational System (CES) is comprised of the various educational programs in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with beginnings as early as 1833.

The origins of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Church Educational System appear as early as 1833 with the founding of the School of the Prophets. The Church began to establish academies throughout the intermountain United States—even some in Canada and Mexico—in 1875 to provide both elementary and secondary secular and religious education. A General Church Board of Education consisting of selected Church leaders was organized in 1888 to facilitate these programs and the growth of the academies. There were periods of fluctuating attendance in the years that followed, but in 1907 the Church Board of Education was responsible for the administration of roughly thirty-five academies.

Beginning in 1926, the Church established institutes of religion adjacent to college campuses to aid in the religious training of students attending non-LDS colleges and universities. These programs spread with the success of seminaries and institutes.

CES consists of the various educational programs in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Brigham Young University (BYU), BYU-Hawaii, BYU-Idaho, and the LDS business college provide higher education balanced with religious instruction for students. For adults not officially enrolled in these institutions, CES provides extensive adult and continuing education programs, based at BYU, to provide educational opportunities.

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