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R. Lanier Britsch papers on professional assignments, 1959-1989

Identifier: UA 959 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Contains drafts, notes and published books, articles, and speeches by R. Lanier Britsch.


  • 1959-1989

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the R. Lanier Britsch papers must be obtained from the Permissions & Licensing Office of the University and the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection: 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.


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Arranged in four subseries: 1. R. Lanier Britsch David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies files, 1974-1999; 2. R. Lanier Britsch BYU-Hawaii files, 1974-2002; 3. R. Lanier Britsch miscellaneous assignment files, 1996-1998; and 4. R. Lanier Britsch proposals, 1980-1983.

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Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States