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Brigham Young University historical files papers

Brigham Young University historical files papers

Dates: 1875-1983

This collection contains manuscripts, biographies, photographs, correspondence, building plans, articles, and filmstrips, all from many different persons and departments on campus.

  • Extent: 18 boxes (9 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: UA 704
  • 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 Register of BYU Historical Files is loosely organized into three alphabetical groupings. The first alphabetical grouping beings with “Academy Square” in Box 1 Folder 1a, and ends in “"Y" on the Mountain and Grand Stand,” Box 11:Folder 25. The next grouping begins in Box 11:Folder 26 and continues until Box 13:Folder 8. The third and final grouping begins in Box 13:Folder 9 and continues to the end of the collection.(Box 17:Folder 30) The documents are not arranged according to subject, or date submitted.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Brigham Young University historical files collection 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 704; Brigham Young University historical files papers; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: UA 704, LTPSC.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA704.xml
Subject Terms
Brigham Young Academy; Brigham Young High School (Provo, Utah); Colleges and Universities; Education; Provo (Utah)
Genre / Form
Articles; Biography; Files (Records); Filmstrips; Letters; Photographs
Processing Information
Processed; 2002.
Appraisal Information
University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).
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Finding Aid Title
Brigham Young University historical files papers
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-21T13:29-0700
Finding Aid Language
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Brigham Young Academy was founded in 1875 with Karl G. Maeser as principal. The academy did not become a university until Benjamin Cluff Jr. changed it as his last act as principal in 1903.

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Cory Nimer
University Archivist - University Archives