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Brigham Young University vice-presidential records

Brigham Young University vice-presidential records

Dates: 1956-1989

Collection of records and correspondence relating to academic colleges and deans, vice presidents, committees and councils, academic support centers and institutes, museums, church files, and administrative records during the time of Robert K. Thomas in his position of Academic Vice President of Brigham Young University. Addendum consists of a collection of speeches given by Robert K. Thomas between 1956 and 1989.

  • Extent: 15 cartons (15 linear ft.). -- 4 oversize boxes (12 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Thomas, Robert K. (Robert Kedzie), 1918-1998
  • Call Number: UA 687
  • 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 50 years following the end of the President's administration; Permission required; University Archivist.
Languages and Scripts
This collection is arranged by subject oriented series. The collection is arranged into 13 series: Series I - Robert K. Thomas correspondence and minutes; Series II - Robert K. Thomas vice presidents records; Series III - Robert K. Thomas academic college and deans records; Series IV - Robert K. Thomas committees and councils records; Series V - Robert K. Thomas academic support records; Series VI - Robert K. Thomas centers and institutes records; Series VII - Robert K. Thomas museums records; Series VIII - Robert K. Thomas administrative records; Series IX - Robert K. Thomas legal records; Series X - Robert K. Thomas certain individuals records; Series XI - Robert K. Thomas certain files and categories; and Series XII - Robert K. Thomas church records.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Robert K. Thomas papers 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 687; Brigham Young University vice-presidential records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 687, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Found in the University Archives Stacks, February 2009. Donated; Stan L. Albrecht; circa 1989. Transferred; office of the Vice President.
Acquisition Information
Found; University Archives Stacks; February 2009.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA687.xml
Subject Terms
Thomas, Robert K. (Robert Kedzie), 1918-1998; Colleges and Universities; Education; Education, Higher--Utah--Provo--History
Genre / Form
Letters; Speeches, addresses, etc., American--Mormon authors
Processing Information
Processed; Kayla Quinney; February 2009.
Appraisal Information
Faculty records (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).
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Finding Aid Title
Brigham Young University vice-presidential records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kayla Quinney
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-09-19T16:57-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

Brigham Young University was established in 1875 as the Brigham Young Academy, and received the name university in 1903. The university is administered by the university president, with several vice-presidents for different functional areas. Robert K. Thomas served as academic vice-president between 1967 and 1980.

Biographical History

Robert K. Thomas (1918-1998) was a college professor and administrator in Utah. He started at BYU in 1951 as a faculty member of the English Department and Establishing Director of the Honors Program. In 1966 he was named Assistant Academic Vice-President to Earl C. Crocket, then Academic Vice President to Ernest L. Wilkinson a year later. He also served as a commissioner of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. In 1980, Dr. Thomas served as a special assistant to Jeffrey R. Holland until his retirement in 1983.

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