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AR 060.2

Board of Trustees Minutes

Collection contains meeting minutes from the Utah Valley University Board of Trustees from 1991-2008.

AR 060.65

Board of Trustees Agendas

Collection contains meeting agendas from the Utah Valley University Board of Trustees from 1980-2008.

AR 101

Hyrum E. Johnson papers

Collection contains one photograph of President Johnson with a labeled envelope, and a facsimile of a painting of President Johnson.

AR 102

Wilson W. Sorensen papers

*Online Exhibit*


This collection consists of materials collected by Wilson W. Sorenson. It includes personal papers; materials related to Utah Valley University under the names: Central Utah Vocational School, Utah Trade Technical Institute, and Utah Technical College; materials related to external governing boards; external sources of information about the school; writings and other sources; newspaper clippings; photographs and slides; yearbooks; and scrapbooks.

AR 103

J. Marvin Higbee papers

This collection consists of materials collected in the Office of the President during the administrations of Wilson W. Sorensen and J. Marvin Higbee. It includes: materials related to name changes to the college; personnel rosters; materials related to the search for a president in 1982 and 1987; salary schedules; President Sorenson’s emeritus and retirement recognitions; maps of the campus; school songs; school newspapers; materials related to the Board of Regents; materials related to the Institutional Council; materials related to legislation affecting Utah Technical College at Provo; materials related to the student body; awards; history of the school logo; inventories, the history of Utah Technical College at Provo; materials related to accreditation, internal evaluations and self-evaluations; and a master plan.

AR 104

Kerry D. Romesburg papers

This collection consists of materials collected by Kerry D. Romesburg as well as materials used and filed in the office of the President during his administration. Included are materials related to Utah Valley University under the names: Utah Technical College at Provo/Orem, Utah Valley Community College, and Utah Valley State College. See Arrangement Note below. Container listing available upon request.

AR 105

William A. Sederburg papers

This collection contains five series. Series one contains correspondence to and from President Sederburg, Series two contains magazines with articles related to President Sederburg, series three contains reports, series four contains the State of the College Address from 2007 given by President Sederburg, and series five contains miscellaneous items related to President Sederburg including misprinted letters and a schedule.

AR 106

Elizabeth J. Hitch papers

This collection contains correspondence to and from President Hitch between January 16th, 2008 and May 27th, 2009.

AR 107

Matthew S. Holland papers

This collection contains correspondence to and from President Holland between 2009 and 2011 along with UVU Transition materials from President Sederburg's term comprising years 2003-2008.

AR 131

Lucille T. Stoddard papers

This collection contains two series, series one from President Stoddard’s first term as Interim President and series two from her second term. Series one contains correspondence and a newspaper article regarding switching from a quarter system to a semester system, and series two contains correspondence to and from President Stoddard, and agendas from President’s Council Meetings.

AR 152.5

E. Mark Bezzant papers

This collection consists of materials collected by E. Mark Bezzant. It includes personal papers, professional papers, materials related to campus development, materials related to the history of Utah Valley University, materials related to the Bunnell Pioneer Home, and scrapbooks containing materials about the Wasatch Campus.

AR 158

Planning, Budget, and Human Resources records

Collection of records from the departments of planning, budget and HR, from years 1974-2014 including accreditation reports, self studies, program evaluations, commencement documents, international study materials, polls and surveys, news articles, etc.

AR 188

Department of Community and Continuing Education collection of Elderhostel materials

This collection contains materials related to the Utah Valley University Community and Continuing Education Elderhostel (now referred to as Road Scholar) program. The collection contains general local office materials for both Community and Continuing Education and Elderhostel including correspondence, marketing, personnel information, and newsletters. The Community and Continuing Education series includes items pertaining specifically to Centro Hispano, Community Education, and Elder Quest. A large portion of the Elderhostel series contains information on individual excursions offered through Utah Valley University (or Utah Valley State College), vendors used in providing those programs, and receipts with corresponding bank statements relating to those programs. The collection also includes photographs, souvenir videos, and data disks.

AR 355Bez

E. Mark Bezzant collection of Asian artifacts

*Online Exhibit*

This collection consists of mostly Chinese artifacts, as well as some Korean and Japanese coins, collected by E. Mark Bezzant. It includes: opium boxes, Buddha shrines, toothpick boxes, dishes, pots, boxes, an incense censor, a porcelain flute, and silver coins.

AR 355Coo

Lyndon W. & Margaret Ann Cook collection of Oceanic and Asian artifacts

*Online Exhibit*

This collection consists of artifacts collected by Lyndon W. and Margaret Ann Cook. Obtained from New Zealand, Japan and other various locations. Material types include wooden tribal masks, woven cloth, stone figurines and pendants, greenstone figurines and pendants, carved bone pendants, carved animal teeth, shell necklaces, wooden and greenstone clubs, and various woven and carved containers.

AR 370.12

Campus building dedication materials collection

This collection contains dedication programs, building dedication booklets, building groundbreaking programs, and other information related to campus buildings.

AR 513

Utah Valley University historic records

Records include attendance registers, report and class cards, audit reports, equipment inventory sheets, reports, records of cancellations and refunds, deposit books, correspondence, legal agreements, ledgers, and other miscellaneous materials. This collection contains financial records, information pertaining to the purchase of equipment and rental space for educational purposes, reports of federal audits, and records of class attendance and schedules.

AR 532.51

Utah Fire and Rescue Academy photograph collection

This collection from the Utah Valley University Utah Fire and Rescue Academy (UFRA)consists of photographs, negatives, and proof sheets. These graphic materials depict UFRA staff and instructors, various forms of fire and rescue training on campus and throughout the United States as well as related vehicles and other related social events.

AR 537.fl

Ronda Walker Weaver & Tamara Fritze collection of student folklore projects

This collection includes student projects, papers, and works from various folklore courses taught at Utah Valley University and Utah Valley State College by instructors Ronda Walker Weaver and Tamara Fritze.

AR 549

Music Department collection

This collection consists of materials collected by UVU Music Department. This series includes: handwritten sheet music; musical scores; and information on the Dell Bush Band.

AR 550Ath

Deaf Studies Department collection of Deaf Athletic Associations' materials

This collection contains materials related to Deaf athletic associations including programs from tournaments, photographs of teams, score sheets and books, newsletters, flyers and bulletins.

AR 550Fru

Brian Fruits collection of deaf softball tournament materials

This collection contains materials related to deaf softball tournaments in which donator Brian Fruits participated including tournaments sponsored by the American Athletic Association of the Deaf, National Softball Association of the Deaf, Southeast Athletic Association of the Deaf, Southern Sports Association of the Deaf, Central Athletic Association of the Deaf, Madison Association of the Deaf, Metro Washington Association of the Deaf, Carolina Athletic Association of the Deaf, Triad All Stars, and Vancyball. The collection also includes tournament programs, name badges, tournament brackets, newsletters, a tournament bid, and team shirts.

AR 550Sim

Reid O. Simonsen collection of deaf history materials

This collection contains materials related to the Deaf community including items from Gallaudet University, the Utah Community Center for the Deaf, the Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, the Utah Association for the Deaf, and the Utah School for the Deaf. It also contains religious materials that are deaf-related as well as technology information. The collection also contains many newspapers that are by deaf and/or for deaf such as the Buff and Blue, DeafNation, the DCARA News, Knob Hill News, Deaf USA, Silent News, SIGNews, and The NAD Broadcaster.

AR 550UAD

Utah Association of the Deaf records

Collection includes items related to the Utah Association of the Deaf and other materials related to the Deaf community in Utah. Items include Utah Association of the Deaf meeting minutes, fliers, events, and other related materials. This collection also includes information about associations that no longer exist such as the National Fraternal Society of the Deaf, Ogden Division. This collection offers an insight to the Deaf community in Utah and their history.

AR 550Uni

United States of America Deaf Basketball Association collection

Collection contains records created by and/or used by United States of America Deaf Basketball. Material types include correspondence; financial records; membership and registration records; credentials and resumes; travel documents; tournament statistics, programs, and evaluations; meeting agendas and minutes; legal, tax, insurance, and disciplinary documents, miscellaneous informational documents, etc.

AR 556

Athletics Department collection

This collection contains media guides, rosters and fliers for Utah Valley University Athletics such as softball, volleyball, track and field, men and women's cross country, men's golf, baseball, men and women's basketball, rodeo and women's soccer. Contains documents related to Utah Valley University under the names: Utah Technical College, Utah Valley Community College, and Utah Valley State College.

AR 591

Department of Dance collection

This collection consists of materials collected by the Department of Dance at Utah Valley University. The collection includes: department information such as department correspondence, meeting minutes, agendas, and faculty information ; National Association of Schools of Dance materials such as meeting minutes, agendas, policy books and handbooks; materials related to classes, such as syllabi and degree requirements; materials related to the baccalaureate curriculum transition; scholarship information such as audition notes and scholarship recipient list; materials related to the Integrated Studies Program; and other miscellaneous items.

AR 593.22

E. Mark Bezzant collection of vocational education studies

Collection includes institutional research of former vocational students at Utah Technical College authored by Ernest H. Dean and others.

AR 600CobM

Marilyn Cobb papers

These papers include Utah Valley State College and Utah Valley University Information Technology Administrative Programming department documents related to Marilyn Cobb.

AR 600CobW

William Cobb Jr. Papers

Collection contains materials related to William Cobb Jr. and his time at UVSC/UVU. Materials include his work in organizing the Turning Points in History Lecture Series as well as the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration. Also included are materials related to the Vietnam Era Oral History project, Dialogues on Peace & Justice, Death Penalty Symposium and the planning and fundraising for a Fine and Performing Arts Center.

AR 600Dun

Karen F. Duncan collection of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson presidential memorabilia

Collection includes materials relating to the election, inauguration and assassination of John F. Kennedy and the 1964 election and early presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson. Notable items in the collection are several personalized autographs from Kennedy family members and Lyndon B. Johnson from the 1961 inauguration of John F. Kennedy, newspapers from the Dallas area for the weekend of Kennedy's assassination, and an invitation to an event hosted by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Material types comprise newspapers, newspaper clippings, periodicals, magazines, correspondence, placards, election memorabilia, invitations, autographs, posters, vinyl disc, and regalia.

AR 600Far

Briant Farnsworth papers

Papers consist of files, records, reports, correspondence, and other materials created and collected during Mr. Farnsworths' tenure as dean of the Utah Valley University School of Education.

AR 600Hal

Val Hale papers

The Val Hale papers consist of documents regarding the proposal, planning, and implementation of university status for Utah Valley university, formerly Utah Valley State College.

AR 600Jen

Bruce H. Jensen Collection of Orem Campus Master Planning Materials

Collection contains materials related to Bruce H. Jensen and titled material related to Master Planning Materials. Other materials include photographs, maps, and slides of UVCC/UVSC Campus as well as newspapers regarding the dedication and opening of the original Utah Trade Technical Institute in Orem.

AR 600Jes

Oscar Jesperson papers

This collection contains materials used or collected by Oscar Jesperson during his tenure at what is now Utah Valley University. Material types include documents, photographs, negatives, slides, cassette tapes, floppy discs, and ephemera. Document types include correspondence, minutes, agendas, articles, job postings, curriculum and course materials, salary and pay information, newsletters, materials related to the development of programs and departments, audits, evaluations, calendars, resumes, concurrent enrollment and tenure files, etc.

AR 600Kit

Denece Kitto papers

Collections of materials related to the Utah Valley University Center for the Advancement of Leadership, its programs, conferences, business and management courses, past students, scholarships, and projects.

AR 600Man

Marilyn Mansfield papers

Collection contains items collected by Marilyn Mansfield related what is now Utah Valley University. Included in this collection are materials related to the transition from a quarter to a semester system.

AR 600Mic

Jim Michaelis collection of campus facilities planning materials

This collection consists of campus facilities planning materials. Material types include building and remodeling documentation, plans and master plans, bids and contracts, etc.

AR 600Pax

Monroe J. and Shirley Paxman collection of newspaper clippings related to the speaking engagement of Michael Moore at UVSC

Collection includes articles, editorials, opinion pieces, and letters to the editor related to the controversy surrounding the speaking engagements of Michael Moore and Sean Hannity in October 2004. Clippings include information and opinions on: documentarian and Author Michael Moore; conservative talk show host Sean Hannity; personal experiences from their speeches; Orem resident Kay Anderson who sued UVSC Student Council over the Moore invite; documentarian Steven Greenstreet's documentary "This Divided State" about the speech and ensuing controversy; Utah Senator John Valentine and his involvement relating to lack of funding for a new UVSC library; and free speech issues surrounding local entrepreneur Larry H. Miller's address at the University of Utah.

AR 600Rot

Barry M. Roth collection

This collection consists of materials collected by Barry M. Roth during his tenure as a professor at Utah Technical College at Provo/Orem, Utah Valley Community College, Utah Valley State College, and Utah Valley University. The collection includes: correspondence; institutional materials, such as meeting minutes, announcements, bulletins, agendas, and programs; reports; policy books and handbooks; materials related to classes and labs, such as syllabi, overviews, class lists, and class materials; materials related to the semester transition; materials related to the campus, such as campus planning, building contamination, and connecting hallways; newspapers; and other miscellaneous items.

AR 600Sne

Keith Snedegar collection

Collection contains materials collected by Keith Snedegar while he was chair of the history department. Collection includes materials related to: academic affairs; accreditation; administration; advising; budget; class schedules; correspondence; curriculum; departmental meetings; the Faculty Senate; majors/Baccalaureate degrees; PBA; policy/procedure; the 2002 presidential search; Rhodes scholarships; strategic planning; history education degree, and; Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research. Collection also contains: class materials; ephemera; evaluations; a master plan; minutes/agendas; newsletters; newspapers; a program review; and other miscellaneous items.

AR 600Wag

D. Jesse Wagstaff papers

Collection includes materials which D Jesse Wagstaff used for research in his book titled International Poisonous Plants Checklist: An Evidence-Based Reference. Materials included are booklets, pamphlets, correspondence, ephemera, and other miscellaneous materials.

AR 600Wil

Ian Wilson papers

Collection of materials related to Utah Valley University Woodbury Business School's history, students, faculty, and staff. Donated and collected by Dr. Ian Wilson. It includes materials related to Utah Valley University under the names: Utah Technical College, Utah Community College, and Utah Valley State College.

AR 600Wor

J. Karl Worthington collection

Collection contains items related to Utah Valley University collected by J. Karl Worthington. Materials include: presentation/promotional materials; statements of qualifications for master plans; assessments, evaluations, and reviews; commencement materials; VHS tapes; DVDs; a CD; and other miscellaneous items.

AR 601

Faculty Senate collection

Collection contains items collected by the Utah Valley University Faculty Senate. Collection includes: materials related to the University; materials related to the academic senate; materials related to the board of regents; articles from the chronicle of higher education; faculty senate constitutions; correspondence/memos; materials related to the Dean’s council; materials related to performance improvement; materials related to policies and procedures; materials related to resignations; materials related to shared governance; materials related to the University of Utah; materials related to the Utah council of faculty senate leaders; materials related to Utah State University; materials related to the Utah system of higher education; videotapes; and mini audiotapes.

AR 704

Office of College Relations records

Collection includes materials relating to the Office of College Relations under Utah Technical College, Utah Trade Technical Institute, and Central Utah Vocational School at Provo. Items in the collection comprise class schedules; student handbooks; catalogs; major program handbooks; student body directories; student body reports and achievements; pageant programs; events planning, programs, and photographs for the dedications and open houses; commencement planning, programs, and invitations; accreditation and evaluation reports; and college newspapers.

AR 722Moo

Department of Student Life collection of Michael Moore and Sean Hannity event materials

Collection includes materials related to the speaking engagement of Michael Moore in October 2004, as well as materials relating to Sean Hannity's speaking engagement. The collection also contains legal documents concerning the controversy surrounding Moore's speech, including summonses and a motion to dismiss the lawsuit against UVSC Student Council and faculty representative Phil Clegg. Material types include correspondence, contracts, legal documents, agendas, minutes, DVDs, news articles, photographs, purchase orders, invoices, receipts, biographies, itineraries, policies, and regalia.

AR 822

Agency for Campus Ministry in Utah collection

Collection includes materials related to the Agency for Campus Ministry in Utah. Material types include documents, two cassette tapes, and one floppy disc. Document types include correspondence, minutes, agendas, articles, job postings, resumes, newsletters, newspaper articles, evaluations, by-laws, grant applications, etc.

AR 830

American Association of University Women, Utah Valley Branch records

Records contain emails, information sheets, minutes, activities, membership records and lists, Legacy School and "Math Rocks" materials as well as other miscellaneous items.

AR 900Loa

Grant Loader collection

This collection contains textbooks used at Central Utah Vocational School, a transcript from Central Utah Vocational School, educational tools used by Grant Loader, clothing worn while working at Geneva Steel, and fireplace tools made by Grant Loader.

AR 920MLK

College of Humanities & Social Sciences collection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration materials

This collection contains materials related to the yearly Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration held on Utah Valley University campus. Materials mostly relate to planning and publicity for the various events held during the commemorations. Material types include posters, flyers, emails, letters, notes, forms, manuscripts, etc.

AR 950Bec

Jane Beckwith collection of MX missile materials

Collection includes materials related to the debate on the placement of MX missile construction sites in Delta, Utah. Included in collection: survey done by Congressman Dan Marriott and the conclusion of the survey, newspaper surveys, magazine articles, maps, flyers, information packets, newspaper articles, and opinions of Utah citizens. Topics covered include: nuclear war with Russia, MX effects on agriculture and desert ecosystems, and MX effects on local ways of life.

AR 950Cla

Jesse Clark collection of Charles Ellis Johnson photographs

This photograph collection of Charles Ellis Johnson is the work of the well-known, premier nineteenth century Utah photographers. It contains photographs in and around the Salt Lake City area, including the Salt Lake City Temple, Mormon Tabernacle, downtown areas, and Brigham Young Monument. Its cultural, historic, and artistic value cannot be over-estimated.

AR 950CJr

Lyndon W. Cook, Jr. collection of Utah and Illinois historic images

Collection contains loose photographs, a photograph album, drawings, and a patent created by Charles Ellis Johnson, F. Day, and others. The items, collected by Lyndon W. Cook, Jr., were created in Salt Lake City, Utah, Nauvoo, Illinois, and Jerusalem between the dates of 1850 and 1936.

AR 950Coo

Nathaniel Cook Collection of Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Payson, Utah Lodge materials

Collection includes receipts, checks, membership lists, lodge and national proceedings, correspondence letters and financial information for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Payson Lodge No. 19.

AR 950Jef

Duane E. Jeffery collection of Carlyle B. and A. C. Lambert papers

This collection contains items given to Carlyle B. Lambert by his father Asael Carlyle "A. C." Lambert along with other personal papers and letters related to his father's research of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A large portion includes copies of A. C. Lambert's personal notebooks with handwritten letters to Carlyle covering the history and development of early Mormon scriptures, materials dealing with practices, rituals, and doctrines propounded by the Church's early leaders and a comparative study of Mormonism with Freemasonry. C. B. Lambert continued his father's research on a personal level exploring his long held religious beliefs. There are also books published by authors relating to the same research.

AR 950Min

Russ Minas papers

Collection includes materials related to Russell Minas. Other materials included relate to various anti-nuclear movements and organizations in the United States and the former USSR.

AR 950Ple

Bruce Plenk papers

This collection consists of materials collected by Bruce Plenk. It includes personal papers; materials related to his involvement in peace activism; Vietnam demonstration at the University of Utah, litigation against the MX nuclear missiles being stored in Utah, and his work with March for the Americas demonstrations; writings and other sources; newspaper clippings; photographs court documents; letters; brochures; and posters.

AR 950Wun

Richard Wunder papers

Collection consists of materials relating to anti-nuclear weapons peace activist groups in Utah during the late 20th through early 21st century. Notable items in the collection include trial tapes from the Hercules trespassing case, newsletters from Interfaith Peacemaking Resource Center of Utah, and correspondence with the Soviet Union. Material types comprise newspaper clippings, newsletters, correspondence, flyers, pamphlets, brochures, programs, handbooks, audio cassette tapes, and cd-r compact discs.

AR 950Zol

Steve Zolman collection of John Varah Long family materials

Collection contains materials collected by and about the John Varah Long family, his descendants, and their families. The majority the collection is from the Hance and Watson families. Material types include: photographs, negatives, scrapbooks, personal papers, correspondence, paintings, legal documents, deeds, mining documents, blueprints, genealogical records, stock certificates, bills, receipts, checks, report cards, certificates, and other miscellaneous items.

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