By J. Gordon Daines III (BA ’97), University Archivist
125 years ago: The General Church Board of Education names Brigham Young Academy’s Normal College as its official teacher-training program.
100 years ago: BYU students are wowed by the arrival of cars in Provo: “great was the wondering, for lo! Few had expected such to happen before 1932,” write the editors of a 1914–15 Y yearbook.
75 years ago: Heber J. Grant restructures the BYU Board of Trustees, making the membership the same as that of the General Church Board of Education.
50 years ago: Fire ravages a soundstage and equipment at the BYU Motion Picture Studio.
25 years ago: Rex E. Lee (BA ’60) becomes the 10th president of BYU on July 1, 1989.
10 years ago: The men’s volleyball team wins the national championship—its third in five years.
5 years ago: The College of Life Sciences acquires a new DNA genome sequencer, increasing BYU’s research possibilities.
Read more about BYU’s history on the University Archives blog at lib.byu.edu/sites/byuhistory.