R. Lanier Britsch papers

R. Lanier Britsch papers

Dates: 1957-2002

This collection includes resumes, letters of recommendation, and correspondence while at the university as well as grades, old class rolls, reading lists, and other class material. Education Week and Kennedy Center records are included. He has included his dissertation, drafts of other writings, and faculty addresses.

  • Extent: 16 boxes (8 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Britsch, R. Lanier
  • Call Number: UA 959
  • 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: Portions of this collection are closed. Contact University Archivist for information.
Languages and Scripts
This collection is arranged in 8 series: 1. Writings of R. Lanier Britsch, 1959-1989; 2. R. Lanier Britsch professional assignments files, 1959-1989; 3. R. Lanier Britsch course development materials, 1972-2002; 4. R. Lanier Britsch travel applications, reimbursements, itineraries, and pamphlets, 1978-2000; 5. R. Lanier Britsch association, society, conference, and workshop files, 1970-2000; 6. R. Lanier Britsch correspondence, 1967-2002; 7. R. Lanier Britsch colleague and associate correspondence; and 8. R. Lanier Britsch miscellaneous articles, papers, and newsclippings, 1957-1996.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the R. Lanier Britsch papers must be obtained from the Permissions & Licensing Office of the University and the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: UA 959; R. Lanier Britsch papers; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: UA 959, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transferred from the History department in 2002.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; History department; 2002.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA959.xml
Subject Terms
Britsch, R. Lanier--Archives; Asia; Colleges and Universities; Education; India; Japan
Genre / Form
Articles; Business records; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Conference proceedings; Dissertations, Academic; Drafts (Documents); Letters; Notes; Printed ephemera; Reports; Research (Document genres); Speeches, addresses, etc., American; Student records
Processing Information
Processed; J. Gordon Daines III and Natalie Clark; June, 2002.
Appraisal Information
University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Britsch (R. Lanier) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by J. Gordon Daines III and Natalie Clark
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-09-09T17:58-0600
Finding Aid Language
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

R. Lanier Britsch was born on November 16, 1938 in Provo, Utah. Britsch attended BYU from 1958-1964 where he earned his B.A. in Asian Studies and M.A. in History. He then went on to receive his Ph.D. at Claremont Graduate University, also in Asian Studies. His professorship at BYU started in 1966 where he taught history until his retirement in 2002. His teaching career in Provo was interrupted, however when he accepted the position of Vice President for Academics at BYU-Hawaii from 1986-1990 as well as taking other developmental leaves. Britsch has been published in numerous books and magazines as well as writing his own works. In each case his research has been extensive and widely-used by other scholars. Britsch is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and has held many different positions therein. In 1961 he married JoAnn Murphy in the Salt Lake Temple. They have six children.

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