Inaugural photographs from BYU’s past
Earlier this month Kevin J. Worthen was inaugurated as Brigham Young University’s 13th president. The University Archives is home to numerous collections that document the storied history of Brigham Young University. Among those collections are photographs documenting inaugurations from the university’s past. Below are a few representative samples of these images:
Administrators, faculty, and guests line up in the annex of the Fieldhouse for the procession to the main auditorium preceding the inauguration of Dallin H. Oaks as the 8th president of Brigham Young University on November 12, 1971.
Ernest L. Wilkinson and President David O. McKay lead the procession from the Maeser Memorial Building to the George Albert Smith Fieldhouse for Wilkinson’s inauguration as 7th president university of Brigham Young University on October 8, 1951.
Inauguration ceremonies to install Franklin S. Harris as 5th president of Brigham Young University on October 17, 1921 were held in the Provo Tabernacle.
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