The purpose of this study was to provide an analysis of the immediate and long-range implications of three speeches: (1) August 8,1938, (2) September 19, 1952, and (3) September 19, 1956, which J. Reuben Clark, Jr. delivered during the annual Pre-School Faculty Conference at Brigham Young University. The speeches were analyzed and compared to determine the goals and charges given and to determine whether there was carry-over from speech to speech.
The significant findings included: (1) The LDS Church school system is to be manned only by those individuals who have strong, undeviating testimonies of a living Savior, of the Restored Gospel, and of a living Prophet; and who are prepared in both content and technique within their special fields of teaching. (2) Brigham Young University is the most important school in the world, to become even greater, because of the unique charge to maintain a balance between spiritual and secular education. (3) The advice and counsel given by Elder Clark has been followed, reaffirmed, and has become the standard by which the University shall maintain its quest toward excellence in education.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Communications
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Buchanan, David Earl, "An Analysis of the Immediate and Long-Range Implications of Three Speeches Delivered by J. Reuben Clark, Jr." (1976). Theses and Dissertations. 4567.
J. Reuben Clark, Joshua Reuben, 1871-1961