Brigham Young University. Program Bureau

The Program Bureau was formed in 1958, formerly called the Student Program Bureau. The bureau was organized coordinate performances and tours by different performing groups within the university. Chairman and coordinators have included John D. Burnett (1958), James H. Lawrence (1959-1973), Janie Thompson (1973-1976), and K. Newell Dayley (1976-1978).

Variant names

University Program Bureau


Established: 1958

Abolished: 1978

Location: Provo, Utah (1958-1978)


The Program Bureau main function was to set up nationwide and worldwide performances and tours for the performing groups on campus. These include the Letterman, Fieldhouse Frolics, Startime BYU, 15 Carat Gold, the Curtain Time USA (later known as Young Ambassadors), Sounds of Freedom, and the Lamanite Generation.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The Program Bureau acted under the office of Public Relations. The bureau was run by a chairman and a creative director.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. Public Relations Division (1958-1964)

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. University Relations Division (1964-1978)

Earlier unit: Brigham Young University. Student Program Bureau (1958)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. Office of Performance Scheduling (1978)

Associated Archival Materials

Program Bureau Records, 1953-1969 (UA 518)

Brigham Young University Division of University Relations Records, 1929-1972(UA 543)


Brigham Young University Annual School Catalog, 1958-1959: p. 12 (chairman John D. Burnett)

Brigham Young University Annual School Catalog, 1959-1960: p. 7 (chairman James H Lawrence)

Brigham Young University Annual School Catalog, 1973-1974: p. 535 (director Janie Thompson)

Brigham Young University Annual School Catalog, 1976-1977: p. 284 (chairman K. Newell Dayley)

A History of the Program Bureau at Brigham Young University, 1975: p. 22, 25,34, 46, 70, 79-80, 91 ( the Letterman; Fieldhouse Frolics; Startime BYU; 15 Carat Gold; the Curtain Time USA; later known as Young Ambassadors; Sounds of Freedom; the Lamanite Generation)

Program Bureau Records, 1953-1969 (nationwide and worldwide tours)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2010-00295

Creator: ANG