Brigham Young University. Records Management

In 1982, after officially establishing a Records Management Program, the jurisdiction of the program was transferred from the Library to Media Services. R.C. Wood was appointed Manager of Records Management (1982-1985).

In 1985 Records Management was transferred from Media Services to the Information Systems Services Division. The Records Managers were R. C. Wood (1985-1988) and Maralyn Harmston (1988-1990).

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Established: 1982

Abolished: 1990

Location: Provo, Utah (1982-1990)


One of the objectives of the Records Management program was to educate other members of the University community about the principles and resources available for Records Management. Other objectives were to take the records from all University departments and either store them or destroy them according to their value to the University. The Records Center, as a part of the Records Management program, retrieved and stored the records that were solicited by Records Management.

Assets and Administrative Structure

Between 1982-1990 Records Management was run by a Records Management Manager. In 1982-1985 Records Management functioned under the supervision of the Executive Director for Media Services and from 1985-1990 it functioned under the supervision of the Executive Director of Information Systems Services.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. Media Services (1982-1985)

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. Information Systems Services (1985-1990)

Later unit: Harold B. Lee Library. Records Management (1990)

Associated unit: Harold B. Lee Library. Records Management Committee (1982)

Associated Archival Materials

University Archives Records (UA 1068)

Harold B. Lee Library Annual Reports (UA 1015)


HBLL Annual Reports 1982-1983, pg. 7, (Records Management established and transferred to Media Services)

HBLL Annual Reports 1990-1991, (Records Management transferred to the Library from Information Services)

University Computing Services Willard Gardner Papers, (administrative structure)

University Archives Records 1973-1974, pgs. 7-8, (Records Management solicited records from departments)

BYU Records Management Handbook, pg. 15, (the records center is for storage until records are archived or destroyed)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2012-00025

Creator: UPB