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Gary L. Bunker papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7655
Contains research compiled by Gary L. Bunker to assist him in writing books on Mormonism. Collection dates 1834-1969.


  • 1834-1969


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearnaces. Permission to publish material from Gary L. Bunker papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


7 cartons (7 linear ft.)

Biographical History

Gary L. Bunker was born in 1934 and is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. He earned both his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Brigham Young University. In 1966, he graduated with a PhD from the University of California at Berkley. Previous to his time as a professor of psychology at Brigham Young University, he worked within the Department of Psychology at California State College in Los Angeles. He married Carolyn Marie Brown with whom he had five children. Gary L. Bunker is known for his extensive research on mormons and intergroup relations.


The collection has been kept in its original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Davis Bitton and Gary L. Bunker in 1984. Donated by Gary L. Bunker in 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Davis Bitton and Gary L. Bunker; 1984. Donated; Gary L. Bunker; 1987.


This collection provides insight into the life of a BYU psychology professor. Collected in LDS scholarship and historiography (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.III, 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Kiren Dulai, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2010.
Register of Gary L. Bunker papers
Kiren Dulai
2010 September 17
Description rules
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States