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Brigham Young University - Utah (U.S.)

Provo, Utah

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[Flag of Brigham Young University, Utah] image located by Dave Fowler, 10 September 2022 



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Description of the flags

The official flag is three vertical stripes of blue/white/blue, with the seal centered.
Branding: https://brand.byu.edu/colors
Dave Fowler, 10 September 2022 

[Flag of Brigham Young University, Utah] image located by Paul Bassinson, 21 January 2020
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Brigham Young University (often referred to as BYU or, colloquially, "The Y") is a private university located in Provo, Utah, United States. It is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and, excluding online students, is the largest religious university and one of the largest private universities in the U.S. It was established on October 16, 1875.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BYU

A commonly used flag is a blue horizontal flag (http://dmblood.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54f900c8e8833017d3bfa03ca970c-800wi, source: http://dmblood.typepad.com/the_curmudgeonly_professo/2012/09/the-proper-patriotic-display-of-the-american-flag-with-the-byu-flag-just-below.html), showing the logo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BYU#mediaviewer/File:BYUlogo.png, source: http://www.ksl.com/?sid=22214205) in the middle. There's also a variant, seen at local BYU Cougars games with inverted colors, as seen here: http://img.ksl.com/slc/2501/250178/25017816.jpg

For additional information go to: BYU (official website) at http://www.byu.edu/
Esteban Rivera, 24 August 2014

[Flag of Brigham Young University, Utah] image located by Ron Lahav, 24 March 2008
Source: Brigham Young University archive

Brigham Young University, located in Provo, Utah (US), is the nexus for the higher education of members of the Church of Latter Day Saints, otherwise known as the Mormons. In recent years the university has established satellite centers at Laie, Hawaii, and Rexburg, Idaho. Although neither the student body nor the faculty/staff are exclusively Mormon, non-Mormons are expected to adhere outwardly to the practices and teachings of the church, i.e., no coffee, no smoking, a proper spirit of respect if not of reverence for church scriptures and teachings, etc.

The university archives have a b&w photograph of the preparation of the BYU flag in 1971 as part of the inauguration ceremony of a new university president. The accompanying text provides details of the designer, the seamstress who prepared the flag, and its design and composition.

I hope to find a colored image of the flag to submit as well. In any event, there can be no question about the official status of this flag.
contentdm.lib.byu.edu/...
Ron Lahav, 24 March 2008

Blue and white versions of the Y flag, are the only ones that I have seen in use:
https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/heraldextra.com
https://live.staticflickr.com/5249/5273318912_54c981305b_b.jpg
I did find a picture with a university seal, but it may be an ROTC flag.

Branding guide: https://brand.byu.edu/brand-guidelines/colors/
Dave Fowler, 21 January 2020

In the link provided originally by Ron Lahav a full description of the flag is available, as follows: "A new BYU flag, designed by Alex Darais of the art faculty, right, and made by the "Betsey Ross" of the BYU Campus Couture, Jerry Campbell, left, was first flown at the inauguration of President (Dallin H.) Oaks. Professor Darais's design was chosen from among dozens of entries submitted in the competition and reviewed by BYU executives and the Office of the Church Commissioner of Educatino (sic) (Education). The flag consists of two horizontal stripes in the school's colors of white and royal blue."BYU" appears in blue modified block letters on a white background on the lower half of the flag. The traditional symbol of the beehive appears in gold on the blue upper portion, along with the University motto, "The Glory of God is Intelligence." Although BYU previously had other flags, none could be found for the inauguration."
(Copyright Status/OwnerPublic Domain, Courtesy University Archives, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library (official website: http://lib.byu.edu), Brigham Young University). The motto refers to a theme, "The glory of God is intelligence, or light and truth a fullness of which can be obtained by mortal man only through obedience to eternal laws." (source: https://abn.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/doctrine-and-covenants-instructors-guide-religion-324-325/the-glory-of-god-is-intelligence-lesson-37-section-93).

The color codes (blue and white) are:
Navy (Blue)
- PMS (Pantone) 648C
- HEX: #002E5D
- RGB: 0 | 46 | 93
- CMYK: 100 | 69 | 0 | 56
White
- HEX: #FFF FFF
- RGB: 250 | 250 | 250
- CMYK: 0 | 0 | 0 | 0
Source: https://brand.byu.edu/colors (link originally mentioned by Dave Fowler on January 21, 2020).

[Flag of Brigham Young University, Utah] image by Esteban Rivera, 10 September 2022
colorized from the original located here: https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/api/singleitem/image/BYUPhotos/877/default.jpg, source: https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/BYUPhotos/id/877).

Ron also stated back then: "I hope to find a colored image of the flag to submit as well. In any event, there can be no question about the official status of this flag.", so one is provided with this message.

It is important to notice that Alex Basil Darais, a Designer and Painter, also designed the Centennial Celebration (1875-1975) symbol, with the theme "a fruitful tree": "Art Professor Alex B. Darais displays the symbol he designed for the Brigham Young University Centennial celebration, to be used on all graphic materials involved with the observance, such as letterheads, envelopes, pennants, decals, printed programs, souvenirs, advertisements, flags, and other items."
Sources: https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/BYUPhotos/id/978, https://lib.utah.edu/collections/utah-artists/UAP-Alexander-Darais.php, https://webkiosk.springville.org/artist-maker/info/354 and http://byhigh.org/cgi-bin/ez-directory/dispAssoc.cgi?0&X329586&1825
Esteban Rivera, 10 September 2022

image located by Esteban Rivera, 10 September 2022

The symbol can be seen here:
- A vertical hanging banner over the Harold B. Lee Library (image: https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/api/singleitem/image/SCMisc/36878/default.jpg, source: https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/SCMisc/id/36936/).
- Committee charged with planning the Brigham Young University Centennial celebration, 1975 (image: https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/api/singleitem/image/BYUPhotos/982/default.jpg, source: https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/BYUPhotos/id/982/).
Picture caption reads: "The central committee in charge of planning and carrying out the observance of the BYU Centennial year included Dr. Lorin F. Wheelwright, front left, assistant to the president; D'Ann Allred, secretary; Dr. George S. Barrus, professor of communications; Max C. Wilson, assistant to Dr. Wheelwright; and Edwin Butterworth, Jr., director of public communications. They were assisted by Herbert E. McLean, Provo advertising executive. Planned for the celebration were a monumental three-volume history of BYU under the direction of BYU President Emeritus Ernest L. Wilkinson, a pictorial history by Edwin Butterworth, Jr., the construction of the bell tower, the musical stage shows "The Ballad of Brigham Young" and "Right Honorable Saint," a Centennial motion picture, record albums, the opening of the Maeser Building cornerstone, radio vignettes, newspaper cartoons, the dedication of the J. Reuben Clark Law Building, supplements to newspapers, an International Folk Dance Festival, a 1975 NCAA track meet, lectures, concerts, plays, operas, seminars, exhibits, campus decorations, and much more."

- Centennial logo (copied image from the original located here: https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/api/singleitem/image/BYUPhotos/978/default.jpg, source: https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/BYUPhotos/id/978).

Esteban Rivera, 10 September 2022


Team Flag

[Flag of Brigham Young University Cougars, Utah] image located by Ron Lahav, 24 March 2008

This is the flag which is flown at the College Football Hall of Fame, and as you can see it differs materially from the official flag of 1971.
Source: www.collegeshade.com/brigham_young_university_flag_580_prd1.html
Ron Lahav, 24 March 2008

[Flag of Brigham Young University, Utah] image located by Paul Bassinson, 21 January 2020
Source 


Seal

[Seal of Brigham Young University] image located by Dave Fowler, 10 September 2022