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Brigham Young University Provost records

Brigham Young University Provost records

Dates: 1980-1989

Contains reports, correspondence, and financial records produced by the Provost's office between 1980 and 1989. Includes information on reaccreditation, study abroad programs in London, England, university faculty, and budgets.

  • Extent: 1 carton (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brigham Young University. -- Brigham Young University. Provost. -- Ballif, Jae R., 1931
  • Call Number: UA 928
  • 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: Restricted. Closed for 50 years (2039) after the creation of the records and thereafter open to the public after consultation with the University Archivist and in accordance with the General Restriction Statement of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Brigham Young University Provost records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 928; Brigham Young University Provost records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 928, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transferred from Records Management in March 2000.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; Records Management; 2000.
Subject Terms
Education; Colleges and Universities; Foreign study--England; Brigham Young University--Accreditation; Brigham Young University--Faculty
Genre / Form
Memorandums; Reports
Processing Information
Processed; 2013.
Appraisal Information
Administration (University Archives Collection Development Policy, V.b.v.2.b, October 2015).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Brigham Young University Provost records
Finding Aid Author
Lucy Brimhall
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-10-25 16:23:46 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Administrative History

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), Cecil O. Samuelson (2003-2014), and Kevin J. Worthen (2014- ).

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.

Administrative History

The office of Provost at Brigham Young University was created during the administration of Jeffrey R. Holland (1980-1989). The first Provost, Jae R. Ballif, also held the position of Academic Vice President. During the administration of Rex E. Lee (1989-1996) the office of Provost and the position of Academic Vice President were separated. The Provost was put in charge of the academic administration of the university and the Academic Vice President began reporting to the Provost. The Provost was the number two position at the Brigham Young University during this period. In 1996 the Merrill J. Bateman (1996-2003) administration eliminated the office of Provost and integrated the responsibilities of this office with other administrative positions.

Biographical History

Jae R. Ballif (b. 1931) was a physics professor and academic administrator in Utah.

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