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Hinckley, Thomas Kent, 1933-2010



  • Existence: 1933 - 2010

Biographical History

Thomas Kent Hinckley (1933-2010) was a geography professor in Utah.

Thomas Kent Hinckley was born on December 11, 1933 in Provo, Utah to George Marion Hinckley and Nita Johnson. He also served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Western Canadian Mission between 1954 and 1956. He then completed his undergraduate degree in 1958 at Brigham Young University. He also received a master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a doctorate from the University of Western Ontario.

After completing his doctoral degree, Hinckley worked for the United States Air Force for fifteen years, serving in Vietnam and teaching at the Air Force Academy. He joined the Brigham Young University faculty in 1972, retiring after 25 years.

Hinckley passed away on September 12, 2010.

Comparisons of selected aerial photographs and topographic maps, 1963: t.p. (Thomas Kent Hinckley)

Transcontinental rails, 1969: t.p. (Thomas Kent Hinckley)

Personal papers collection, 1934-2002 (Thomas Kent Hinckley)

Letters, 1968-1975 (Thomas Kent Hinckley)

Sequential visual imagery to assess change, 1981: t.p. (Thomas Kent Hinckley)

Brown Family Mortuary website, via WWW, Dec. 12, 2014 (Thomas Kent Hinckley; b. Dec. 11, 1933 in Provo, Utah; parents: George Marion and Nita Johnson Hinckley; m. Oct. 1958 to Sharon Sims, later divorced; m. Apr. 23, 1977 to Tamara Jones in Salt Lake Temple; served 15 years in U.S. Air Force in Vietnam; taught at Air Force Academy; geography professor at Brigham Young University, 25 years; member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, served as bishop; d. Sept. 12, 2010)

FamilySearch, 12 July 2010 (Thomas Hinckley; b. 6 Mar 1933; d. 15 Feb 1997)

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Thomas Kent Hinckley papers

Identifier: MSS 3788

Thomas Kent Hinckley was a professor of geography at Brigham Young University from 1972-1994. His papers include his professional, personal, and church papers.

Dates: 1887-2004

Thomas Kent Hinckley papers

Identifier: UA 1036
Scope and Contents Materials document Hinckley's involvement in many different aspects of his life. The majority of these files deal with his profession as a geographer and as a professor at Brigham Young University. These professional files include correspondence, professional articles and research material, professional projects such as maps and map-making material, and class notes and material. Also documented in this collection is Hinckley's involvement and interest in other areas, including organs, music,...
Dates: 1934-2002

Thomas Kent Hinckley class tests and notes, 1968-1995

 Series — Box 9: Series 7 [Barcode: 31197225550109]
Identifier: UA 1036 Series 7
Scope and Contents

Contains examinations and notes for geography classes taught by Hinckley.

Dates: 1968-1995

Thomas Kent Hinckley correspondence, 1967-1999

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1036 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains personal and professional correspondence by Hinckley.

Dates: 1967-1999

Thomas Kent Hinckley course notes and papers, 1967-1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1036 Series 10 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains notes and other material related to courses taught by Hinckley, including geography, English, and religion.

Dates: 1967-1970

Thomas Kent Hinckley maps, approximately 1972-2002

 Sub-Series — Carton 29: Series 10 [Barcode: 31197225550307]
Identifier: UA 1036 Series 10 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains student-made maps from Brigham Young University and Air Force courses, maps for Hinckley's dissertation, photographic maps, printed maps, and relief maps.

Dates: approximately 1972-2002

Thomas Kent Hinckley maps and other material, approximately 1934-2002

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1036 Series 9
Scope and Contents

Contains maps, map-making material, and book manuscript layouts.

Dates: approximately 1934-2002

Thomas Kent Hinckley oversize materials, 1960

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1036 Series 10 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents

Contains maps, research, and other materials by Hinckley.

Dates: 1960

Thomas Kent Hinckley papers addendum, 1960-1995

Identifier: UA 1036 Series 10
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, notes, music, and other materials related to Hinckley's professional work. Includes information on church music, geography instruction, and printing.

Dates: 1960-1995

Thomas Kent Hinckley papers addendum, approximately 1972-2002

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1036 Series 11
Scope and Contents

Contains slides, correspondence, maps, and other materials related to Hinckley.

Dates: approximately 1972-2002

Additional filters:

Archival Object 20
Collection 2
Geography -- Study and teaching -- Utah -- Provo 16
Letters 10
Colleges and Universities 8
Education 8
Notes 8