Centennial Committee records

Centennial Committee records

Dates: 1975-1976

The collection contains reports, photographs, and memorabilia from the Centennial Committee dated 1975-1976.

  • Extent: 8 boxes (4 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brigham Young University. Centennial Committee
  • Call Number: UA 695
  • 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: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
The materials were left in the original order found in the notebooks.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Centennial Committee 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 695; Centennial Committee records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: University Archives, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transferred from the Centennial Committee in 2002 and October 2009.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; Centennial Committee; 2002 and October 2009.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA695.xml
Related Material
See also Centennial history collection, 1942-1985 (UA 930). See also Brigham Young University Centennial Committee Records, 1973-1976 (UA 1124). See also Brigham Young University Centennial History Committee Records, 1972-1976 (UA 566).
Subject Terms
Wheelwright, Lorin Farrar, 1909-1987; Colleges and Universities; Education
Genre / Form
Photographs; Reports; Souvenirs (Keepsakes)
Processing Information
Processed; Joel Mathews; 2002. Processed; Matthew Leavitt; October 2009.
Appraisal Information
University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Centennial Committee records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Matthew Leavitt
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-22T11:54-0700
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Administrative History

The Centennial Committee was established to create a year long celebration of the founding and growth of Brigham Young University.

A Centennial Committee of twelve was organized in 1970 with Heber G. Wolsey as chairman. Upon Wolsey's resignation in 1973, President Dallin Oaks appointed Lorin F. Wheelwright as chairman and executive leader of the Centennial. Dr. Wheelwright, who was about to retire as Dean of Fine Arts and Communications, served as chair until 1976, when the Centennial Committee was disbanded. Dr. Wheelwright was given a mandate to create a celebration of major proportions celebrating the founding and growth of Brigham Young University. The Centennial was to be theme centered, and would encompass the creation of major monuments and artistic productions. The Centennial would begin April 1975 and end with commencement one year later, April 1976.

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