In the "Foundation Documents," LDS prophets and apostles discuss the unique role of Brigham Young University and the special responsibilities and opportunities entrusted to BYU faculty. These documents were compiled by Todd Britsch and Bruce Hafen and have been used by administrators, faculty, and others to clarify BYU's mission, provide guidelines for the Self-study, and increase discussion about the principles on which BYU was founded. The majority of these addresses have been recently compiled into a book: Educating Zion, edited by John W. Welch and Don Norton. (Provo, Utah: BYU Studies, 1996).
* Clark, J. Reuben. "The Charted Course of the Church in Education." In David H. Yarn (Ed.) J. Reuben Clark: Selected Papers on Religion, Education, and Youth. (Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1984), pp. 243-256. Quotes. Complete text.
* Kimball, Spencer W. "Education for Eternity." Pre-school Address to Faculty and Staff, September 12, 1967. BYU Speeches of the Year 1967-1968 (pp. 1-20). Provo, UT: Brigham Young University. Quotes. Complete text.
Lee, Harold B. "Installation of and Charge to the President." Inaugural Addresses [Delivered at the inauguration of Dallin H. Oaks, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, November 12, 1971] (Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1971), pp. 11-16. Quotes. Complete text.
McKay, David O. "The Church University," Messenger, Vol. 11, Brigham Young University, October 1937. Complete text.