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Jensen, James A., 1918-1998



  • Existence: 1918 - 1998


ames Alvin Jensen; American paleontologist; extensive collection program at Brigham Young University in the Utah-Colorado region which spanned 23 years; given the name "Dinosaur Jim" during media coverage of his activities; born August 2, 1918 in Leamington, Utah; worked in Mercur, Utah, Seward, Alaska; Salt Lake City, Hanford, WA; worked on the Manhattan Project, at the Utah Field House of Natural History; Museum of Comparative Zoology of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University; went to Brigham Young University from 1961-1984 to help develop the Paleontology Program; the BYU Museum of Paleontology was built around Jensen's collection; attended the University of Utah; died December 14, 1998.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Historical sketch : James A. Jensen at BYU

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233275442]
Identifier: UA SC 83
Scope and Contents

Historical sketch outlining Jensen's career at the university, prepared in approximately 1983.

Dates: approximately 1983

Jensen, James A. ("Dinosaur Jim"), 1972-1997

 File — Carton 98: Series 2; Series 4; Series 5 [Barcode: 31197233626594], Folder: 53-60
Identifier: UA 5395 Series 2 Sub-Series 2

University Communications files on individual former faculty members, 1954-1999

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5395 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note

Contains newspaper clippings, news releases, faculty data sheets, photographs, correspondence, biographical information and other materials relating to individual former faculty members from 1954 to 1999. Notable former faculty members include Jim "Dinosaur Jim" Jensen.

Dates: 1954-1999