125 years ago: The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles issues a Church-wide statement commending the work of the Church schools, including Brigham Young Academy.
100 years ago: The class of 1912 funds the construction of a white gateway built of oolitic limestone at the southwest entrance of Lower Campus.
75 years ago: President Franklin S. Harris (BS 1907) presents plans to build the first residence hall on campus—Allen Hall.
50 years ago: In March 1962 LaVell Edwards (EdD ’78) joins the football coaching staff at Brigham Young University.
25 years ago: Former U.S. president Gerald Ford speaks in the Wilkinson Center Ballroom.
10 years ago: Brigham Young University elects its first black student body president, Robert J. Foster (BS ’03).
5 years ago: Der Ostwind, a short film featuring a live-action WWI fighter pilot maneuvering through computer-animated dogfights, is BYU’s first student film shown at the Sundance Film Festival.
Read more about BYU’s history on the University Archives blog at lib.byu.edu/sites/byuhistory.