Board of Education Records

Board of Education Records

location countryUS
Physdescstructured3 boxes
2 linear feet
CreatorChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. General Church Board of Education
Ricks College
Ricks Normal College
Ricks Academy
Fremont Stake Academy
Bannock Stake Academy

Bannock Stake Board of Education minutes 1888-March 1897, Ricks Normal College and Ricks College Board of Education minutes 1916-1928 (incomplete), Misc. Board of Education minutes 1908 and 1923, and several financial documents pertaining to a loan borrowed in 1904.

AccessRestrictionsRestricted. Permission sought after consultation with the University Archivist and applying to the appropriate department or office head.
LanguageMaterials entirely in English.
Finding Aid Prepared byPrepared by Austin Peterson Revised by Michael Goff
ProvenanceMaterials acquired at various moments and then compiled into this collection. The Ricks College Board minutes from 1925–1938 (Box 1, folder 1) were donated by Gloria Kemker in 1993.
ConditionsUseIt is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the records must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Initial Citation: item, folder no., or box no.; UA 0001; Board of Education Records; Special Collections, David O. McKay Library, Brigham Young University-Idaho.

Following Citations: item, folder no., or box no.; UA 0001; BYUISC.

Bibliographic CitationThe highest administrative level for Brigham Young University-Idaho is the LDS Church Board of Education. BYU-Idaho is one of four higher education institutions which are included in the LDS Church Educational System. These are governed individually through a Board of Trustees. Each Board is made up of the same nine members: The First Presidency of the LDS Church, three members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (rotated through assignment), a member of the Seventy (rotated through assignment), the general Relief Society President and the general Young Women President. Presentations about university strategy, and issues are made during meetings of the Board of Trustees for BYU-I (Governance,
The General Church Board of Education is presumed to have existed before the creation of the Bannock Stake Academy. Thomas E. Ricks served as Chairman and Jacob Spori as secretary the Bannock Stake Academy charter. The Board was made up of nine men with such notable names as Wilford Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow, Horace Eldredge, Karl Maeser of Brigham Young University, Moses Thatcher, and four others.

The collection includes meeting minutes, correspondences, letters, and construction information documenting some of the early decisions of the Bannock Stake Academy and other moments later in the school’s history from 1888 to 1954, and 1981. Specifics of discussion include organization and approval of the Bannock Stake, Ricks Academy, Ricks Normal College, and Ricks College Board of Education, budget clearances, loan approval and payments, other financial transactions, matters of disciplinary action on students, improvements of campus buildings, incoming and outgoing letters of correspondence, and other areas of focus.

The collection is organized in the following series: 1. Board of Education Meeting Minutes, 2. Board of Education Correspondence, and 3. Correspondence

Notably, in box 2, folder 8 are several documents pertaining to the construction and payment of the Academy Building from 1901.

The early meeting minute books are fragile with evidence of water damage on parts of the ledgers.


Arranged chronologically within each of the three series.

SubjectChurch Educational System (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Corporate minutes
RelatedCollectionsUAF 0185: Board of Education, 1971


Serie: Board of Education Meeting Minutes

Box 1
October 1925 - August 1938Box 2
1931, 1939 - 1943, 1953 - 1954, 1981

Serie: Board of Education Correspondence

Box 2
1898 - 1901, 1906 - 1908

Serie: Correspondence

Box 3
1899, 1902 - 1905, 1908 - 1910, 1914, 1916, 1918, 1921 - 1923, 1927 - 1930