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Brigham Young University commencement addresses

Brigham Young University commencement addresses

Dates: 1930-2011

Collection contains commencement addresses delivered at Brigham Young University from 1930 to 2011. Speakers often include General Authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The collection does not include all speakers for all years.

  • Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brigham Young University
  • Call Number: UA 862
  • 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
Arranged chronologically.
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 commencement addresses 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 862; Brigham Young University commencement addresses; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 862, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transferred to the University Archives in May 1999 by the Admissions and Records Office. Commencement addresses are added to the collection yearly.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; Office of Admissions and Records; May 1999. Transferred; Brigham Young University; annually.
Subject Terms
Education; Colleges and Universities; Commencement ceremonies--Utah--Provo; Brigham Young University
Genre / Form
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Processing Information
Processed; Brian Reeves and Heather Robins; May 1999. Processed; Matthew Leavitt; July 2009. Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; April 2012.
Appraisal Information
Part of University Archives; university records (University Archives collecting policy July 2003).
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Finding Aid Title
Brigham Young University commencement addresses
Finding Aid Author
Matthew Leavitt
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-04-26 12:52:50 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Administrative History

Brigham Young University (est. 1903) is a university sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Provo, Utah.

Brigham Young University was established in 1903 in a renaming of Brigham Young Academy. Past and present Brigham Young University presidents include George H. Brimhall (1903-1921), Franklin S. Harris (1921-1945), Howard S. McDonald (1945-1949), (acting president) Christian Jensen (1949-1951), Ernest L. Wilkinson (1951-1971), Dallin H. Oaks (1971-1980), Jeffrey R. Holland (1980-1989), Rex E. Lee (1989-1995), Merrill J. Bateman (1996-2003), and Cecil O. Samuelson (2003- ).

Brigham Young University is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as part of the Church Educational System (CES). The university is governed by a Board of Trustees, which, since 1939, has consisted of the First Presidency of the Church as well as other General Authorities or general officers of the Church appointed by the First Presidency. The Board of Trustees provides general direction and oversees the formulation of broad policies as well as the approval of all executive leadership and faculty appointments at the university. The Board of Trustees delegates to the University President the responsibility to conduct the operations of the institution and administer the policies enacted by the board. The President serves as the chief executive officer and general manager of the University. Since 1996, the President of the university has also been a General Authority of the Church.

Brigham Young University has grown from a small academy to one of the world's largest private universities. Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU offers a unique educational environment that promotes learning by study and also by faith.

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