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Merry Christmas from the Brigham Young University Archives

This is a wondrous time of year as we celebrate the birth of the Savior Jesus Christ and begin to prepare for a new year’s dawn. Working and going to school at Brigham Young University is a special privilege in today’s secularized world. In the halls of this beautiful campus the sacred and the secular …

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The City Beautiful Movement and the Karl G. Maeser Building

During the 1890s and early 1900s architects and city planners developed a philosophy aimed at improving American cities through the use of grandeur and beautification. The City Beautiful Movement renewed appreciation for neo-classical and beaux-art asthetics and their emphasis on the necessity of order, dignity, and harmony in architecture. It also called for the elimination …

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Ernest L. Wilkinson and the Karl G. Maeser Memorial Building

One of the most colorful individuals associated with the Karl G. Maeser Memorial Building and Brigham Young University was Ernest L. Wilkinson. Wilkinson’s association with Brigham Young University began in 1918 when he became a member of the Student Army Training Corps stationed at Brigham Young University. Wilkinson was billeted in the Karl G. Maeser …

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Celebrating 100 Years of the Karl G. Maeser Memorial Building

Soon after the death of Karl G. Maeser in 1901, students and alumni began considering ways that they could memorialize their beloved teacher. They eventually decided that a memorial building dedicated to classroom instruction would be appropriate. The original proposal called for the building to be constructed on the southeast corner of lower campus, but …

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Maeser Memorial Building cornerstone box collection

In 1907 Brigham Young University began its move from lower campus to upper campus when construction started on the Maeser Memorial Building.  The building was intended to recognize the university’s past by memorializing Karl G. Maeser and his contributions to the university while at the same time looking to the university’s future growth.  The building …

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