Brigham Young University. University History Committee

The University History Committee sought to compile and record the history of Brigham Young University. They also offered advice to the university archivist on how best to assess what archival materials needed to be preserved and which ones could be disposed of. Chairmen of this committee include Alice L. Reynolds (1937-1939), J.M. Jensen (1939-1946), Newburn I. Butt (1946-c. 1964), Donald K. Nelson (1972-1980), and Sterling J. Albrecht (1980-1982).

Variant names

History of BYU Committee

History and Archives Committee

University Archives and Record Management Committee

History of the University Committee


Established: 1937

Abolished: 1982

Location: Provo, Utah (1937-1982)


The University History Committee was organized to maintain records containing the history of BYU and to lay the groundwork for compiling a centennial history of BYU. They also advised the University Archivist concerning the legal, educational, administrative, financial, and historical values of and policies and procedures for retention and disposal of university archival materials.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The University History Committee was administered by a chairman. This committee was appointed by the President and responsible to the Academic Vice-President.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University (1937-1982)

Associated Archival Materials

Accreditation Reports (UA 1262 Box 2)

Brigham Young University Committees, 1980-1984 (UA 791)

Ernest L. Wilkinson Presidential Papers, 1949-1975 (UA 1086)

Harvey L. Taylor Administrative Council Records (UA 913)


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Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2011-00039

Creator: UPB