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Collection of Brigham Young University photographs and negatives

Collection of Brigham Young University photographs and negatives

Dates: approximately 1876-1996

Contains photographs and negatives of students, faculty, activities, and organizations at Brigham Young University. Includes images of the performing arts and various colleges and departments. Materials date from approximately 1876 to 1996.

  • Extent: 25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: UA 869
  • 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
Organized into two series: 1. Collection of Brigham Young University photographs. 2. Collection of Brigham Young University negatives.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Collection of Brigham Young University photographs and negatives 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 869; Collection of Brigham Young University photographs and negatives; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 869, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Collection compiled in University Archives between about 1950s and 1980s.
Acquisition Information
Compiled; University Archives; 1950s-1980s.
Other Finding Aids
Alternate finding aid available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA869.xml
Subject Terms
Colleges and Universities; Education
Genre / Form
Black-and-white negatives; Photographs
Processing Information
Processed; Brian Reeves; 2000. Processed; Abe Austin; 2012. Processed; Dani Peterson; 2012.
Appraisal Information
Part of University Archives; college records (University Archives collecting policy February 2010).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Collection of Brigham Young University photographs
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Abe Austin
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T13:05-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

Brigham Young University (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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