Brigham Young University and the Department of Military Science
Brigham Young University is a private university that seeks to develop students of faith, intellect and character who have the skills and the desire to continuing learning and to serve others throughout their lives. Tracing its roots to Utah’s rich pioneer heritage and to Brigham Young Academy, the original school established in 1875, the university continues to provide an outstanding education in an atmosphere consistent with the ideals and principles of its sponsor, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Brigham Young University’s remarkable history can be uncovered through many of the collections held in the University Archives. The following source materials can get you started on your exploration of Brigham Young University’s Department of Military Science.
Secondary Sources and General information
Collections held by the University Archives will be more useful to your specific research topic after you understand more about the general history of the university. The following resources are available to help you develop that understanding.
- Histories of Brigham Young University
- Wilkinson, Ernest L. Brigham Young University: The First One Hundred Years (4 volumes). Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 1975.
- Wilkinson, Ernest L. and W. Cleon Skousen. Brigham Young University: A School of Destiny. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 1976.
- Butterworth, Edwin Jr. Brigham Young University: 1,000 Views of 100 Years. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 1975.
- Sample materials dealing with the Brigham Young University Department of Military Science: A sample of the materials that contain information about BYU’s Department of Military Science. To map out a research strategy, please schedule an appointment with the University Archivist at 422-5821 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional help in discovering what other collections we may have that pertain to your research topic.
- UA 110 Records, 1918-1919 Records of the BYU Reserve Officer’s Training Corps. Collection includes reports, memoranda, schedules, lists, statements and correspondence concerning construction, Utah States War Department, George H. Brimhall, and Brigham Young Univerity students in the United States Army.
- UA 5537 Air Force ROTC records This collection contains historical records from the Brigham Young University Air Force ROTC. The collection includes photographs, newsletters, biographical sketches, and scrapbooks.
- UA 392 Papers, 1954-1957 Papers of the Department of Military Science. Contains sample course outlines, exams, recruitment letter, and enrollment guidelines.
- UA 813 Brigham Young University war service letter, 1954-1961 Newsletters contain information on what BYU has to offer to the returning service man, information on the activities of service men who attended BYU and other interesting bits of news.
- UA SC 104 Department minutes, 1991-1993 Records of the Department of Military Science. Contains the department meeting minutes for 1991-1993.
- The following item is restricted. Please contact the University Archivist for more information regarding access to this collection.
- UA 5549 Department of Military Science records This collection includes student records, correspondence, minutes, and faculty files of the Brigham Young University Department of Military Science. Restricted for 25 years (until 2022) after the creation of the records and thereafter open to the public after consultation with the University Archivist and in accordance with the General Restriction Statement of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.
This Popular Search Topics page offers only samplings of materials included in the University Archives that document the history of the Brigham Young University Department of Military Science. Be sure to visit Special Collections to discover other materials.