BYU Forensic program scrapbooks

BYU Forensic program scrapbooks

Dates: 1953-1971

This collection consists of three scrapbooks from the forensic (debate) program at Brigham Young University. The scrapbooks contain news clippings and other information about the program covering the years 1953 to 1971.

  • Extent: 2 oversize boxes (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: BYU Forensic Program.
  • Call Number: UA 5542
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
The original order was maintained.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from BYU Forensics Program scrapbooks must be obtained from the Permissions & Licensing Office of the University and the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: UA 5542; BYU Forensic Program scrapbooks; Brigham Young University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: UA 5542, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Scrapbooks were transferred from the College of General Education in August 2010.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; College of General Education; August 2010.
Subject Terms
Colleges and Universities; Education
Processing Information
Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; August 2010
Appraisal Information
BYU club records (University Archives collecting policy February 2010).
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Finding Aid Title
BYU Forensic Program scrapbooks
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by J. Gordon Daines III
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-08T11:32-0600
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Administrative History

Forensics (debate) has been popular at Brigham Young University since the early 1920s. The program received a real boost during the administration of Ernest L. Wilkinson (1951-1971). By the early 1970s 2,150 BYU students had participated in over 339 forensic tournaments.

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Cory Nimer
University Archivist - University Archives