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Nibley, Hugh, 1910-2005

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1910-2005

Biographical History

Hugh Nibley (1910-2005) was a religion professor and author in Utah. He is well known for his writings on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Hugh Winder Nibley was born March 27, 1910, to Alexander and Agnes Sloan Nibley in Portland, Oregon. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany from 1927 to 1929. Nibley received a PhD in 1938 from the University of California at Berkeley after already graduating in history from UCLA with highest honors in 1934. He then served in the United States Army during World War II. In 1946, he married Phyllis Ann Draper and together they had nine children. Nibley began teaching ancient scripture and ancient history at Brigham Young University in 1946, retiring in 1975. He is well known as an apologist for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Hugh Nibley died in Provo, Utah, on February 24, 2005.

Citation

Lehi in the desert, c1952.

NY times, Feb. 25, 2005: obit (Hugh W. Nibley, Mormon religious scholar; d. Feb. 24, 2005 in Provo, Utah)

Wikipedia, Nov. 9, 2010 (Hugh Nibley; Hugh Winder Nibley; b. Mar. 27, 1910 in Portland, Ore.; d. Feb. 24, 2005 in Provo, Utah; professor of Biblical and modern scripture at Brigham Young University, 1946-1975; apologist for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; prolific author; earned Ph.D. at Univ. of Calif., Berkeley in 1938; served in intelligence during World War II)

UPB files, October 27, 2015 (taught ancient scripture and ancient history at Brigham Young University; graduated in history from UCLA with highest honors in 1934; served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1927 to 1929; he and his wife Phyllis Draper Nibley had nine children)

Ancestry, via WWW, October 27, 2015 (m. Phyllis Ann Draper on September 18, 1946 in Salt Lake, Utah)

Found in 52 Collections and/or Records:

Arabic at Brigham Young University : an oral history

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA SC 46
Scope and Contents Interviews by Jeffrey Foster with Kathleen Andrus, Hugh Nibley, Rey L. Baird, Daniel C. Peterson, Arnold Green, and Dilworth B. Parkinson on the history of the study of Arabic at Brigham Young University. Also includes a 22 page written report by Jeffrey Foster on the history of the study of Arabic at BYU.

Audio-visual materials on Brigham Young University

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 996
Abstract Contains videocassettes and audicassetes of lectures, forums, workshops, addresses, and other material at Brigham Young University.

Boyd Petersen papers, 1940-2005

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7449 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains the research materials of Boyd Petersen, pertaining specifically to his biography of Hugh Nibley.

Brigham Young University photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3244
Scope and Contents Collection documents people, places, and topics related to Brigham Young University between 1968 and 1994. Subjects include: theatre arts, mountain scenery, music, Festival of Life, parades, sports, football, ballet, running, basketball, Ezra Taft Benson, Dallin H. Oaks, Jeffrey R. Holland, Thomas S. Monson, Gordon B. Hinckley, Spencer W. Kimball, Henry B. Eyring, Boyd K. Packer, Neal A. Maxwell, Howard W. Hunter, Hugh Nibley, and N. Eldon Tanner.

Gary P. Gillum correspondence, 1973-2007

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2163 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains memorandums, notes, and letters from Brigham Young University (BYU) faculty, as well as non-BYU correspondence with family, professional colleagues, editors, and Church authorities. The series dates from 1973 to 2007.

Gary P. Gillum professional papers, 1970-2007

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2163 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains annual files, assessments, bibliographies, planners, conferences and symposium papers, and the unpublished writings of Gillum. Most of the material concerns Gillum's professional responsibilities as Ancient Studies Librarian, dating from 1970-2007.

Gary P. Gillum research on Hugh Nibley, 1926-2004

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2163 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains bibliographies, articles, indexes, and notes concerning Hugh Nibley. Correspondence and articles written by Hugh Nibley are also included. The papers date from 1926 to 2004.

Gary P. Gillum papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2163
Scope and Contents Collection consists of professional papers and personal writings of Gillum. Contains office files, correspondence, research materials on Hugh Nibley, publications, and personal journals. Included with these are assessments on both Gillum and the History/Religion Department of the Harold B. Lee Library, Gillum's unpublished writings, correspondece and articles written by Hugh Nibley, Gillum's book "Of All Things," school papers and journals from Gillum describing his life and career alongside...

Hugh Nibley academic correspondence, 1940-2002

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2721 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains letters to and from Hugh Nibley including correspondence with Dallin H. Oaks, Russell M. Nelson, Ernest L. Wilkinson, G. Homer Durham, and many other people. The contents are about academic matters. Materials date from 1940 to 2002.

Hugh Nibley archaeology photographs, approximately 1962-2000

 Sub-Series — Box: 293, Folder: 1-21
Identifier: MSS 2721 Series 5 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains black-and-white and color photographs collected by Hugh Nibley of archaeological sites and artifacts, and of texts. Materials date from approximately 1962 to 2000.