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Britsch, R. Lanier



  • Existence: 1938-

Biographical History

R. Lanier Britsch (b. 1938) was a history professor and academic administrator in Utah and Hawaii.

R. Lanier Britsch was born on November 16, 1938 in Provo, Utah. Britsch attended Brigham Young University from 1958-1964 where he earned his B.A. in Asian Studies and M.A. in History. He then went on to receive his Ph.D. at Claremont Graduate University, also in Asian Studies. His professorship at BYU started in 1966 where he taught history until his retirement in 2002. His teaching career in Provo was interrupted, however when he accepted the position of Vice President for Academics at BYU-Hawaii from 1986-1990 as well as taking other developmental leaves. Britsch has been published in numerous books and magazines as well as writing his own works. In each case his research has been extensive and widely-used by other scholars. Britsch is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has held many different positions therein. In 1961 he married JoAnn Murphy in the Salt Lake Temple. They have six children.

Counseling, 1983: t.p. (R. Lanier Britsch) jkt. (Ph. D., Claremont Graduate School; prof. of history at Brigham Young Univ.)

His Unto the islands of the sea, 1986, c1985: CIP t.p. (R. Lanier Britsch) data sheet (b. 1938)

History of the missionary activities of the Church ... 1964: t.p. (Ralph Lanier Britsch)

Wikipedia, website viewed 15 November 2012 (R. Lanier Britsch; Ralth Lanier Britsch; born 1938; history professor at Brigham Young Univeristy who specialized in the history of missionary wor of The Church of Jeus Christ of Latter-day Saints particularly in the Pacific Islands and Asia; bachelor's and master's degrees from Brigham Young University; Ph. D. from Claremont Graduate University in 1968; Author; Director of BYU's David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies; Vice President for Academics at Brigham Young University Hawaii between 1986-1990)

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

R. Lanier Britsch papers

Identifier: UA 959
Scope and Contents

Includes resumes, letters of recommendation, and correspondence while at the university as well as grades, old class rolls, reading lists, and other class material. Education Week and Kennedy Center records are included. Also includes Britsch's dissertation, drafts of other writings, and faculty addresses.

Dates: 1957-2002

R. Lanier Britsch association, society, conference, and workshop files, 1978-2000

Identifier: UA 959 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains records and files of various socities, workshops, and conferences.

Dates: 1978-2000

R. Lanier Britsch book chapters, articles, scripts, and speeches, 1974-2002

Identifier: UA 959 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains chapters and articles about Mormon Missions in the India and the Pacific.

Dates: 1974-2002

R. Lanier Britsch class rolls, grades, and syllabi, 1972-2002

Identifier: UA 959 Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains class rolls, reading lists, class notes, tests, and other records.

Dates: 1972-2002

R. Lanier Britsch colleague and associates correspondence, 1975-2001

Identifier: UA 959 Series 6 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence with faculty members.

Dates: 1975-2001

R. Lanier Britsch correspondence, 1967-2002

Identifier: UA 959 Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence to and from Britsch.

Dates: 1967-2002

R. Lanier Britsch course development materials, 1959-1989

Identifier: UA 959 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains class records and files.

Dates: 1959-1989

R. Lanier Britsch dissertation and book manuscripts, 1974-1999

Identifier: UA 959 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains the dissertations and drafts of Mormon missions, and chapters of The Tapestry of His Grand Design, Nothing More Heroic and A History of the Latter-day Saints in the Pacific.

Dates: 1974-1999

R. Lanier Britsch general correspondence, 1967-2002

Identifier: UA 959 Series 6 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence.

Dates: 1967-2002

R. Lanier Britsch miscellaneous articles, papers, and newsclippings, 1957-1996

Identifier: UA 959 Series 8
Scope and Contents

Contains clippings, articles, addresses, and so forth mainly about Mormonism, East Asian cultures, and religion.

Dates: 1957-1996

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Archival Object 21
Collection 1
Asia 21
Colleges and Universities 21
Education 21
India 21
Japan 21