Archive: "University Archives" Category

Brigham Young Academy’s South American Expedition, 1900-1902

The Harold B. Lee Library is currently hosting an exhibit entitled BYU Expeditions of Discovery: the world is our campus in its third floor gallery space. This exhibit examines the numerous expeditions of discovery that have been engaged in by Brigham Young University students and faculty. One of the exhibitions highlighted is the 1900 to …

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Reed M. Izatt papers

The University Archives is pleased to announce the availability of the Reed M. Izatt papers (UA 5654). Reed McNeil Izatt was born in Logan, Utah on October 10, 1926. He was a chemistry professor at Brigham Young University from 1956 to 1993. He received his Bachelor of Sciences at Utah State University in 1951, his …

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Brimhall Essay Contest

Each year the descendants of former Brigham Young University president George H. Brimhall honor the founders of the university by sponsoring the Brimhall Essay Contest. Held in conjunction with the university’s Homecoming celebrations, the contest is designed to introduce students to the individuals who have helped to shape Brigham Young University’s unique institutional character. This …

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UA 5672 Wayne B. Hales papers

The University Archives is pleased to announce the acquisition and availability of the Wayne B. Hales papers (UA 5672). These papers document the life of an influential faculty member at Brigham Young University. Hales earned a BA from Brigham Young University in 1916. He taught at Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho) from 1916 to 1921 and …

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UA 1007 Joseph C. Nelson photographs of Brigham Young University

The Brigham Young University Archives is pleased to announce the availability of a new digital collection: UA 1007 Joseph C. Nelson photographs of the Brigham Young University. Joseph C. Nelson was a student at Brigham Young University and took photographs documenting campus life in the 1920s. His subjects included the early university mascots (two live …

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UA 5579 Mary Bee Jensen scrapbook on the International Folk Dance Ensemble

The University Archives is home to many remarkable collections that tell the story of Brigham Young University. One of the most fascinating stories is the development of the performing arts groups that Brigham Young University is so famous for. UA 5579 Mary Bee Jensen scrapbook on the International Folk Dance Ensemble tells the story of …

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UA 5663 Janie Thompson papers

The University Archives recently acquired a great collection of materials from the exciting life and fruitful career of Janie Thompson. Janie grew up in the small town of Malta, Idaho before attending Brigham Young University in 1939. Janie graduated from Brigham Young University in 1943 with a degree in music. After graduating, Thompson toured Europe …

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Benjamin F. Cummings papers

Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cummings was a professor of Classical Languages at Brigham Young University from the 1920s until the 1950s. He was a professor of foreign languages with French as a specialty. The University Archives holds a collection that documents Professor Cummings experiences at Brigham Young University (UA 171 Benjamin F. Cummings papers, 1925-1955). …

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Victorian literature collections at Brigham Young University

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections has a fabulous collection of Victorian literature. The foundation of this collection was acquired by farsighted curators in the 1960s. This image shows university and library administrators receiving the donation of a 3,000 volume Victorian literature collection. It takes skill and passion to develop these wonderful collections and Brigham …

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Changing of the Guard

It was with mixed emotions that we learned yesterday that Cecil O. Samuelson will be released as Brigham Young University’s twelfth president on May 1. President Samuelson has served admirably for the last eleven years. At his inauguration LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley counseled President Samuelson (a University of Utah graduate and supporter) to …

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