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Centennial Carillon Bell Tower

One of the most iconic emblems of the Brigham Young University campus is the Centennial Carillon Bell Tower. Every day the bells in the tower chime the hour and students are periodically treated to performances by campus carillonneurs. The bell tower was constructed as part of the university’s centennial celebrations in 1975 and was dedicated in October of that year by President Spencer W. Kimball. The bell tower is meant to serve as a symbol of the dedication and sacrifice of the early founders of Brigham Young University. The bell tower contains 52 bells that range in size from twenty-one pounds to over four thousand pounds.

An artist's rendition of the carillon and bell tower, 1975

President Oaks breaks ground for the centennial carillon bell tower the old fashioned way in February 1975.

The Brigham Young University Archives is home to two collections documenting the Centennial Carillon Bell Tower. These collections are:

  • UA 1124 Centennial Celebration Committee Records, 1973-1976. This collection has an entire series related to the carillon bell tower.
  • 378.2 A1 no.95 Second century address and dedication of carillon tower and bells. The dedication was performed by Spencer W. Kimball.

If you would like to know more about the Centennial Carillon Bell Tower, contact the University Archivist at (801) 422-5821 or gordon_daines@byu.edu.

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