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Willard Gardner University Computing Services papers

Willard Gardner University Computing Services papers

Dates: 1962-1990

This collection contains the administrative files of Willard Gardner as he served as the assistant director and then director of BYU's Computing Services, later renamed Information Systems Services. These files include reports and files on employees, correspondence, reports, and minutes of committees.

  • Extent: 25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brigham Young University. Computer Services. -- Gardner, Willard, 1925-1993
  • Call Number: UA 990
  • 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 to public research.
Languages and Scripts
This collection is arranged in 5 series: 1. University Computing Services personnel files, 1970-1990; 2. University Computing Services acquisitions files, 1972-1990; 3. University Computing Services correspondence, 1957-1990; 4. University Computing Services committee files, 1963-1990; and 5. University Computing Services projects and reports, 1963-1989.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Willard Gardner University Computing Services 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 990; Willard Gardner University Computing Services papers; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: UA 990, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transferred from Records Management in July, 2002.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; Records Management; 2002.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA990.xml
Subject Terms
Brigham Young University. Computer Services; Gardner, Willard, 1925-1993; Colleges and Universities; Education
Genre / Form
Articles; Business records; Files (Records); Letters; Notes; Reports
Processing Information
Processed; J. Gordon Daines III and Brian Shull; 2002.
Appraisal Information
Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Gardner (Willard) University Computing Services papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by J. Gordon Daines III and Brian Shull
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-10-18T09:34-0600
Finding Aid Language
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Willard Gardner was born on December 22, 1925 in Logan, Utah. He received his Bachelor's degree in Physics from Utah State Agricultural College and received his Masters in Mathematics from Brigham Young University in 1956. He became Assistant Director of Computing Services at BYU in 1972. He was later named Director of Computing Services in 1980. When Computing Services was reorganized as Information Systems Services in 1984, Willard Gardner was appointed as its Executive Director. He served in this capacity until 1990 when he became a special consultant until he retired in 1993. He was married to Lillian DeAnn Rich and they had 6 children.

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