125 years ago: The cost of room and board in the three-story Academy Boarding House is $2.50 a week or $10 a month. Located at the corner of 100 West and Center Street, the building could house up to 60 students (both men and women).
100 years ago: The BYU marching band gives President George H. Brimhall (ND 1877) a surprise wake-up call on his 58th birthday. The band then marches across the grounds to wake the rest of campus.
25 years ago: Disney’s The Black Cauldron is released with sound effects produced by Michael L. McDonough (BA ’76).
10 years ago: BYU’s Creamery on Ninth opens its doors, creating 50 student jobs and fulfilling its mission statement: “Serve good food. Be nice.”
By J. Gordon Daines III (BA ’97), University Archivist
More: Read more about BYU’s history on Gordon Daines’ blog at lib.byu.edu/sites/byuhistory.