Spicing up student life
Students at Brigham Young University have always looked for ways to enliven their college experience. They have numerous opportunities for extracurricular activities in 2010. They attend musical and theatrical performances at the Harris Fine Arts Center. They flock to athletic events in the Smith Fieldhouse, the Marriott Center, South Field, and LaVell Edwards Stadium. They enjoy campus comedy groups such as Divine Comedy, Humor U and Laugh Out Loud. They also attend lectures in the Harold B. Lee Library, the Joseph F. Smith Building and other campus venues. There is plenty to do at Brigham Young University.
Creativity is the hallmark of many student activities. The University Archives is home to records and photographs that describe many of these creative activities. A few of the more interesting student activities took place in the 1960s when students participated in frog and turtle races as well as tiger wrestling.
If you are interested in learning more about the activities of students at Brigham Young University, you can consult numerous collections in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections (1130 HBLL) including the following:
- UA 384 Coeds living on fifty centers a day, 1958
- UA 770 Alumni Memories of BYU, 1990
- UA 376 Records and minutes of the Associated Men Students of Brigham Young University, 1941-1945
- UA 919 Brigham Young University Campus photographs, ca. 1880-1958
- UA 1055 Chi Triellas records, 1974-1991
- UA 153 Rocky Mountain Oratorical League records, 1925-1928, 1930
For more information on how to learn about student life at Brigham Young University, please contact the University Archivist at (801) 422-5821 or firstname.lastname@example.org.