Brigham Young University. Dept. of Education Weeks

The Department of Education Weeks was named in 1972. It was previously known as the Department of Education Week Programs. Those who served as department chairmen were: D. Chris Poulos (1972-1981) and E. Mack Palmer (1981-1983).

Variant Names

Brigham Young University. Education Week Brigham Young University. Department of Education Week Programs


Established: 1972

Abolished: 1983

Location: Provo, Utah (1972-1983)


Education Week, formerly called Leadership Week, has been held annually on the BYU campus since 1922 and has gained nationwide attention. The program has been gradually moving into more and more locations throughout the United States. In 1969 the program was presented in 53 locations, extending to Calgary on the north; Colonia Juarez, Mexico, on the south; east as far as Boston; and west along the Pacific coast. It is anticipated that the 1970 programs will be held in approximately 60 locations.

The Campus Education Week is a four-day festival of learning at Brigham Young University. It is a leadership training for everyone, since all in the home are leaders or potential leaders. Areas of instruction include: human relations; scientific advancements; the world of business; better teaching methods, literature, music, drama and speech activities; teenage problems; handicraft arts; and instruction in genealogy and the scriptures.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The Department of Education Weeks was under the direction of a chairman who reported to the dean of the Division of Continuing Education.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. Division of Continuing Education (1972-1983)

Earlier unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Education Week Programs (1972)

Associated Archival Materials

Records, 1921-1988. (UA 547)


Brigham Young University Annual Catalog, 1972-1973: p. ??(D. Chris Poulos, chair)

Brigham Young University Annual Catalog, 1981-1982: p. 289 (E. Mack Palmer, chair)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2009-00489

Creator: LFW