Robert K. Thomas academic support records

Robert K. Thomas academic support records

Dates: 1972-1980

This series contains records concerning Robert K. Thomas and his affiliation with the academic support office of Brigham Young University from 1972-1980.

  • Extent: 4 boxes
  • Creator: Thomas, Robert K. (Robert Kedzie), 1918-1998
  • Call Number: UA 687 Series V
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Restricted. Closed for 50 years following the end of the President's administration; Permission required; University Archivist.
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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
Robert K. Thomas academic support records; UA 687; Brigham Young University vice-presidential records; L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
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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
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Finding Aid Title
Brigham Young University vice-presidential records
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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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