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D. Kelly Ogden papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2250

Scope and Contents

Collection contains photocopies and bound copies of Ogden's personal journals (1976-2015) that provide background on the personalities and institutions behind the conception, construction, and operations of the Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center. Also includes a scrapbook made by D. Kelly Ogden while he was living in Jerusalem to document the publicity both for and against the building of the Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center, Jerusalem Center publicity documents, Ogden's notes on the center's curriculum and programs, a slide collection created by Ogden, and a DVD recording of a lecture presented by Ogden about the Center. Also includes scrapbooks of the Ogden family documented in various places around the world. Materials dated 1968-2018.


  • 1968-2018


Conditions Governing Access

Privacy restricted until 2052 by donor's request; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from D. Kelly Ogden papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

D. Kelly Ogden (born 1947) is a religion professor in Utah.

Daniel Kelly Ogden was born in 1947. He studied at Weber State University, Brigham Young University (BYU), and the University of Utah. He taught seminary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ogden, Utah between 1971 and 1975. He then came to BYU where he worked in Religious Instruction. Between 1980 and 1988 he worked in administrative positions at the university's Jerusalem Center, and continued to work with study programs in Israel after his return. A professor of ancient scripture, Ogden has also been deeply involved in service in the Church. He served as the president of the Chile Santiago East Mission from 1997 to 2000, and as president of the Guatemala Missionary Training Center from 2006 to 2008.


3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

1 oversize box (1.5 linear ft.)

1 carton (1 linear ft.)



Other Finding Aids

Box-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Donated by Ogden in installments between 1993 and 2015, and in 2019.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Daniel K. Ogden; September 2000.

Donated; Daniel K. Ogden; March 2019.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; II, B, 5, VI, 2019).

Processing Information

Processed; Garrett Schroath, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2011.

Processed; Meghan Hoesch, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2019.
Register of D. Kelly Ogden papers
Garrett Schroath, student manuscript processor
2011 March 3
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States