Department of Recreation records

Department of Recreation records

Dates: 1912-1972

The entire collection relates to the annual Timpanogos hike which the Recreation Department has cosponsored with the Provo Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Forest Service, and also other agencies since 1922. The papers span years 1912-1977. Included are minutes, correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, and various mementoes. Files for 1913-1931, 1923, and 1925-1929 were lost or destroyed.

  • Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brigham Young University. Department of Recreation Management and Youth Leadership
  • Call Number: UA 563
  • 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.
Languages and Scripts
The collection is divided into two series: 1. Dept. of Recreation: Timpanogos hike files and 2. Dept. of Recreation: miscellaneous Timpanogos hike mementoes.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Department of Recreation records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: UA 563; Department of Recreation records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: UA 563, LTPSC.
Custodial History
The records were collected or generated by Israel C. Heaton, chairman of the Recreation Department, who was asked to serve as chairman of the Timp Hike by President Ernest L. Wilkinson
Acquisition Information
Donated; Israel C. Heaton.
Separated Material
All photographs related to the Timp Hike were transferred to UA Photo Archives Single Print File, Lantern slides of a Timpanogos hike (MSS P 676)
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online.
Related Material
See also Laboratory School records (UA 564) and for other Recreation Department Records (UA 544).
Subject Terms
Brigham Young High School (Provo, Utah); Brigham Young University. Department of Physical Education; Brigham Young University. Department of Recreation Management and Youth Leadership; Brigham Young University. Laboratory School; Provo Chamber of Commerce (Provo, Utah); United States. Forest Service. Intermountain Region; Colleges and Universities; Timpanogos Hike
Genre / Form
Corporate minutes; Files (Records); Letters; Reports
Processing Information
Processed; Terrel Dene Hale; 2004.
Appraisal Information
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Department of Recreation records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Terrel Dene Hale
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-16T04:30-0600
Finding Aid Language
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

In 1921, the Department of Social and Recreational Leadership, under the direction of Eugene L. Roberts, marked the beginning of recreation leadership courses at BYU. In September of 1954, the Recreation Department was officially established. Israel C. Heaton became the chairman of the department in 1956 and in 1964, the name of the department was changed to recreation Education.

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