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UA 5702 Cecil O. Samuelson scrapbook

Brigham Young University inaugurated Kevin J. Worthen as the thirteenth president of Brigham Young University last month. To honor the outstanding service of his predecessor, Cecil O. Samuelson, the Harold B. Lee Library produced a scrapbook documenting his eleven year tenure. The scrapbook is contained in UA 5702 Cecil O. Samuelson scrapbook. The collection includes …

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Inaugural photographs from BYU’s past

Earlier this month Kevin J. Worthen was inaugurated as Brigham Young University’s 13th president. The University Archives is home to numerous collections that document the storied history of Brigham Young University. Among those collections are photographs documenting inaugurations from the university’s past. Below are a few representative samples of these images: If you would like …

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Brigham Young University inaugurates a new president

Yesterday Kevin J. Worthen was inaugurated as the 13th president of Brigham Young University. He was charged by President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to remember that the course of this university has been set by the Lord and that “things will work out” …

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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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Honoring George H. Brimhall

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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Presidential Photographs collection

Brigham Young University has been guided by twelve men over the course of its existence: Warren N. Dusenberry, 1875-1876 Karl G. Maeser, 1876-1892 Benjamin Cluff, Jr., 1892-1903 George H. Brimhall, 1904-1921 Franklin S. Harris, 1921-1945 Howard S. McDonald, 1945-1949 Ernest L. Wilkinson, 1951-1971 Dallin H. Oaks, 1971-1980 Jeffrey R. Holland, 1980-1989 Rex E. Lee, 1989-1996 …

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Howard S. McDonald and Brigham Young University

On November 14, 1945 Howard S. McDonald was inaugurated as the sixth president of Brigham Young University. His appointment coincided with the end of the Second World War and the return of veterans of that war who were hungry for education. It was a time of tremendous growth and change for the university. The enrollment …

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Franklin S. Harris and Brigham Young University

Franklin S. Harris began his association with Brigham Young University in 1903 as a student in the high school. He received his high school diploma in 1904 and returned home to Colonia Juarez, Mexico to teach school. However, his passion for learning had been ignited and in 1905 he returned to Brigham Young University and …

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Warren Dusenberry and Brigham Young University

The educational underpinnings of Brigham Young University were laid in the early 1860s when Wilson and Warren Dusenberry moved to Provo and established the first Dusenberry School. The Dusenberry brothers arrived at crucial time in the cultural formation of early Provo. Territorial leaders were beginning to emphasize the importance of education and citizens in Utah …

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The President’s Home

Sometime in 1909 or 1910 a Brigham Young University faculty member named Henry Peterson built a home on Temple Hill. In 1923 this home came into the possession of Brigham Young University and in 1927 the Brigham Young University Board of Trustees decided that it was an ideal location for the home of the university’s …

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