Brigham Young University. Lyceum Committee

Around 1972, the University Lyceum Committee was renamed the Lyceum Committee. The former acting chairman, A. Harold Goodman (1972-1980), was appointed as chairman of this committee. Later chairmen included James A. Mason (1980-1982) and K. Newell Dayley (1982-1983). In 1983 this committee was renamed the Performing Arts Series Committee.


Established: circa 1972

Abolished: 1983

Location: Provo, Utah (circa 1972-1983)


The function of the Lyceum Committee was to cultivate a cultural climate that will inspire the faculty, studentbody, and community, to arrange contracts with musicians, to promote an image of a superior lyceum program through publicity and public relations, to maintain good relations with all University and community musical organizations and to acquire adequate financing for a superior lyceum program.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The members of this committee were appointed by the University President who were responsible to the Dean of the College of Fine Arts. The heads of the Department of Music served as chairmen of this committee.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University (circa 1972-1983)

Earlier unit: Brigham Young University. University Lyceum Committee (before 1972)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. Performing Arts Series Committee (1983)

Associated Archival Materials

Department of Music Department Chair Records, 1942-1988 (UA 665 Box 5 Fol 1 - 5)

College of Fine Arts and Communications Records, 1951-1983 (UA 666 Box 41 Fol 2)


UPB files, Oct. 14, 2010: (appointed by the President; A. Harold Goodman, chairman)

Brigham Young University Committees, 1980-1984 (UA 791 Fol 1): (responsible to the Dean of the College of Fine Arts; James A. Mason, chairman; cultivated a cultural climate; arranged contracts; promoted lyceums through public relations; maintained good relations with musical organizations; acquired financial support for the lyceums); (UA 791 Fol 3): (K. Newell Dayley, chairman).

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2010-00320

Creator: JDM