Brigham Young College
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Brigham Young College was a college and high school in Logan, Utah. It was founded by Brigham Young on 6 August 1877, 23 days before he died. He deeded several acres of land to a board of trustees for the development of a college. This was just two years after he founded Brigham Young Academy in Provo, Utah in 1875. (Brigham Young Academy changed its name to Brigham Young University in 1903)
Founded after the order of Oberlin College the students work would support the college and their needs. The plan never was fully worked out. The classes met in Lindquist Hall and started classes on 9 September 1878. Classes also met for a time in the basement of the Cache Tabernacle.
The school was established to provide higher education to the youth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in northern Utah, southern Idaho, and western Wyoming. The BYC (as opposed to BYA, now BYU) had nearly 40,000 students in the period of its operation. Initially it was for preparing teachers (1877–1894). It then offered college courses and for 15 years granted bachelors' degrees (1894–1909). During the period of 1910-1926 the school operated as a high school and junior college. In 1926, the Church Board of Education of the Church Educational System decided to discontinue its schools except for Brigham Young University. When it closed, the buildings were sold to the city of Logan and were used as a high school, specifically Logan High School, the adjacent property. Later the historical buildings were demolished and newer ones were erected. The original BYC library collection was given to Utah Agricultural College, now Utah State University.
Some notable graduates include:
- Melvin J. Ballard
- Albert E. Bowen
- Hugh B. Brown
- Roy Bullen
- Marriner Stoddard Eccles
- Richard R. Lyman
- Arthur Porter, Jr.
- John A. Widtsoe
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- Register of the Papers of the Brigham Young College at the Utah State University Special Collections
- Register of the Brigham Young College Photograph Collection at the Utah State University Special Collections