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Holland, Jeffrey R., 1940-

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1940-

Biographical History

Jeffrey Roy Holland (1940-) served as President of Brigham Young University from 1980 to 1989.

Jeffrey R. Holland was born in St. George, Utah. He served a mission to England from 1960 to 1962 before returning to St. George where he married his wife, Patricia Terry, whom he had courted prior to his mission. The two attended Dixie College, and later Brigham Young University. Holland graduated in 1966 with a master's degree in religious instruction. They are the parents of three children.

Employed by the Church Education System, the Hollands moved across the United States where Jeffery worked as a teacher, and later director of institute at the University of Washington, Seattle. Jeffery chose to pursue a doctoral degree at Yale University, and upon graduation in 1972, he returned to Utah were he contined to work with the CES as a teacher at the Salt Lake Institue. This was short lived as months later, he was called as the director of the church's new Melchizedek Priesthood MIA. He held this position for two years before being appointed the Dean of Religious Education at BYU in 1974. In 1976, Jeffery was named the Commissioner of Education for the Church of Jesus Chirst of Latter-day Saints. He held this position until his appointment as president of Brigham Young University in 1980.

Jeffery was instrumental in the establishment of Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies and the establishment of religious education at the heart of Brigham Young University.

Jeffery was released as President in 1989 after recieving a call to serve in the First Quorum of the Seventy. In 1994, he was called as a member of the Quoroum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Citation:
His However long and hard the road, 1985: CIP title page (Jeffrey R. Holland) publisher's information (Ph. D. in American studies, Yale Univ.; pres. of Brigham Young Univ.) data sheet (b. 1940)

Wikipedia, 18 October 2010 (Jeffrey Roy Holland, born December 3, 1940 ; president, Brigham Young University, 1980-1989; member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since June 32, 1994)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Elder Jeffrey R. Holland: of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; born 1940; attended Dixie State College; attended Brigham Young University; married Patricia Terry; appointed Dean of Religious Education in 1974; named Commissioner of Education in 1976; appointed BYU President in 1980; instrumental in establishment of Jerusalem Center; released as President and called to First Quorum of the Seventy in 1989; called as an Apostle in 1994)

Found in 175 Collections and/or Records:

Office of the President faculty records, 1981-1982

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 9
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Contains faculty records including correspondence, Faculty Advisory Council minutes, and records on the honors program and chairmanship. Also includes professional development reports, records of leave of absences, and information on the Distinguished Faculty Award and lecture. Contains President Holland's remarks to faculty members. Materials date from 1980-1989.

Dates: 1981-1982

Office of the President general files, 1980-1984

 Series — Box 68: Series 13; Series 16 [Barcode: 31197230187020], Folder: 4-18
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 16
Scope and Contents

Contains general files including materials on the Translation Sciences Institution and computer translation, a conference on Christians and Jews, and the University Presidency. Materials date from 1980 to 1984.

Dates: 1980-1984

Office of the President memorabilia, 1980-1989

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 24
Scope and Contents Contains memorabilia from Brigham Young University during the Holland presidency (1980-1989). Many of the artifacts highlight Jeffrey R. Holland and his wife Patricia's work for the University, such as a candelabra that was given by "Jerusalem Friends". Other pieces of memorabilia include gifts from international and other national universities, plaques from BYU Sports teams and other organizations, postcards, flags, and medallions. Also includes Holland's business cards, selected talks, and...
Dates: 1980-1989

Office of the President monthly calendars, 1974-1989

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 19
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Contains President Holland's personal calendars, planners, and appointment books spanning from 1974 to 1989. Planners contains reminders of various meetings and events, appointments, and personal notes.

Dates: 1974-1989

Office of the President records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1030
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, memoranda, and reports between Jeffrey R. Holland and various university and church leadership and other personnel. Major subjects include university relations, university development, admissions and records, the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies, and the role of religious education at Brigham Young University. Materials date from 1974-1989.

Dates: 1972-1989

Office of the President records on Annual University Conference, 1973-1978

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 18
Scope and Contents

Contains progam materials related to Annual University Conferences from 1973 to 1978 at Brigham Young University, including schedules and workshop programs. Also contains budgeting information and cost estimates. Conference goals, banquet invitations to President Holland, and press packets are also included.

Dates: 1973-1978

Office of the President records on inauguration, 1980

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains records of President Holland's inauguration as the university president in 1980. Includes procedures, programs, and invitations for the inauguration and its related events. Also contains related speeches and congratulatory correspondence.

Dates: 1980

Office of the President records on Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies, 1979-1989

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 17
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, news articles, memorandums, minutes, and other records regarding the Jerusalem Center. Includes correspondence from various leaders of the center in addition to publicity files and records on the facility and programs. Also contains records from the academic coordinating council and the steering committee for the center. Materials date from 1979-1989.

Dates: 1979-1989

Office of the President records on Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies, 1986-1987

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 17
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Includes correspondence, news articles, memorandums, minutes, and other records regarding the Jerusalem Center. Includes correspondence from various leaders of the center in addition to publicity files and records on the facility and programs. Also contains records from the academic coordinating council and the steering committee for the center. Materials date from 1979-1989.

Dates: 1986-1987

Office of the President records on Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies, 1987-1988

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 17
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Includes correspondence, news articles, memorandums, minutes, and other records regarding the Jerusalem Center. Includes correspondence from various leaders of the center in addition to publicity files and records on the facility and programs. Also contains records from the academic coordinating council and the steering committee for the center. Materials date from 1979-1989.

Dates: 1987-1988