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Ancient Studies Institute records

Identifier: UA 5546

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, meeting minutes, administrative records, and materials on the origin, bylaws, and library of the Ancient Studies library.


  • 1968-2005


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

The Ancient Studies Institute, or Institute of Ancient Studies, was established in 1973 by the Brigham Young University Board of Trustees. The institute was seen as the research arm of the University for the purpose of writing and disseminating information about documents relevant to the study of ancient scholarship, including the Classical languages of Greek and Latin and their respective literature, Ancient History and Ancient Religion. Hugh Nibley was the institute director from its founding until the unit merged into the Religious Studies Center in 1977.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in September 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; September 2010.


Part of University Archives; departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth West; October 2010.

Register of Ancient Studies Institute records
Elizabeth West
2010 October 18
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US