Browse the Collections

Campus Photographs

Browse all →

Campus Photographs documents the history of BYU from its establishment in 1875 as Brigham Young Academy to its centennial in 1975. Images include presidents of the university, famous visitors, students, faculty, various views of campus and its buildings, student life, athletic activities, and classroom experiences.

University Publications

University Publications contains primary and secondary works on the history and administration of Brigham Young University. These include course catalogs, schedules, and programs, as well as histories published by the university.

We are actively adding content to the University Publications collection. Currently, titles in this collection include:

The Banyan, 1911–1985

Available through Internet Archive

The Banyan collection consists of Student Yearbooks for Brigham Young University from 1911–1985.

Brigham Young University: The First One Hundred Years

Available through Internet Archive

In 1975 Brigham Young University celebrated one hundred years of existence. As part of the centennial celebrations a multi-volume history was created. The main editor was former university president Ernest L. Wilkinson.

Wilkinson edited an abridgement of the four volume history that is titled Brigham Young University: A School of Destiny. This text can be accessed here.

Class Schedules, 1929–2017

Available through Internet Archive

The class schedules provide information on the time, location, teacher, and credit given for each class offered at Brigham Young University. Schedules for each semester have been included as a single publication for each year listed.

Commencement Programs, 1889–2017

Available through Internet Archive

The Commencement Programs document thousands of candidates for graduation from Brigham Young University. The programs include information on candidate majors and honors designations.

Course Catalogs, 1901–2016

Available through Internet Archive

The course catalogs offer descriptions of the various courses offered at Brigham Young University during a given academic year. They also contain information on degree requirements and expectations.

Graduate Catalogs, 1951–2017

Available through Internet Archive

The graduate catalogs provide descriptions of graduate programs offered at Brigham Young University during a given academic year. This includes information on degree requirements and individual course content.

History of Brigham Young University →

Available through Internet Archive

In 1937, President Franklin S. Harris authorized a committee to compile a history of the university. A completed manuscript was produced and circulated in 1942. The chairs of the committee were professors Alice Louise Reynolds and J. Marinus Jensen.

Important Events at Brigham Young University Placed in Context →

Available through Internet Archive

This volume contains a chronological list of important events from the history of Brigham Young University. The events are placed in context with what was happening at the same time in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Utah, and the United States of America.

School of Music Programs

Available through Internet Archive

One of the lasting traditions of Brigham Young University is its strong cultural emphasis and support of the fine arts. The School of Music has a rich heritage and this collection of recital programs documents that musical tradition.

Student Newspapers

Student Newspapers chronicles student life and campus activities beginning in the 1890s. Early student publications were generally established as journals, with the White and Blue making the transition to a newspaper format in the fall of 1920. Newspaper entries focus primarily on student life, although articles on Utah, national news, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are common.

We are actively adding content to the Student Newspapers collection. The contents of the newspapers can be searched here:

Titles in this collection include:

Academic Review, 1884–1885 →

Available through BYU Digitized Collections

The Academic Review consists of a journal of the Polysophical Society from 1884-1885. The society was founded by Principal K. G. Maeser during the second academic year, with an aim to supply to the stu­dents opportunities for public training, and the means of obtaining useful incidental instruction.

Brigham Young Universe, 1948–1956

Available through Internet Archive

Published twice a week during the college year, the Brigham Young Universe featured articles on student life, social events, university sports teams, and letters to the editor.

Business Journal, 1891–1894 →

Available through BYU Digitized Collections

The Business Journal was bi-weekly by Brigham Young Academy students from the years 1891-1894, covering subjects of industry, agriculture, and the virtues of business.

BYA Student, 1891 →

Available through BYU Digitized Collections

The BYA Student was the first student publication produced by Brigham Young Academy. It was published for five months starting in 1891.

Daily Universe, 1956–2012

Available through Internet Archive

Published Monday through Friday during the academic year, the Daily Universe included articles on student life and campus events, as well as integrating national news stories.

The Eagle’s Eye →

Available through Internet Archive

The Eagle’s Eye was a student-produced periodical focused on Native American topics and issues. It was initially published by the Indian Program, and later managed by the Indian Education Program and Multicultural Student Services.

Journal of Pedagogy, 1894–1896 →

Available through BYU Digitized Collections

The Journal of Pedagogy was a scholastic journal which occasionally contained student news items. It was published by the department of experimental pedagogy.

The Normal, 1891–1893 →

Available through BYU Digitized Collections

Published bi-weekly during the school year, students of Brigham Young Academy wanted The Normal to highlight “synopses of lectures on the science and art of teaching, articles on pedagogy, psychology, science, literature and art, written by the professors of the Academy and other teachers, and also miscellaneous news.”

Y News, 1921–1948

Available through Internet Archive

Published twice a week by the student body, in connection with the Associated Alumni. The newspaper was focused on campus events, sports teams, and social unit activities.

The White and Blue, 1898–1923 →

Available through BYU Digitized Collections

Started during President George Brimhall’s administration, The White and Blue was the students’ voice on campus in the early 20th century.