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Thomas Kent Hinckley papers

Identifier: UA 1036

Scope and Contents

Materials document Hinckley's involvement in many different aspects of his life. The majority of these files deal with his profession as a geographer and as a professor at Brigham Young University. These professional files include correspondence, professional articles and research material, professional projects such as maps and map-making material, and class notes and material. Also documented in this collection is Hinckley's involvement and interest in other areas, including organs, music, and in producing a book of Arthur Henry King’s works.


  • 1934-2002


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 Thomas Kent Hinckley papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Thomas Kent Hinckley (1933-2010) was a geography professor in Utah.

Thomas Kent Hinckley was born on December 11, 1933 in Provo, Utah to George Marion Hinckley and Nita Johnson. He also served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Western Canadian Mission between 1954 and 1956. He then completed his undergraduate degree in 1958 at Brigham Young University. He also received a master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a doctorate from the University of Western Ontario.

After completing his doctoral degree, Hinckley worked for the United States Air Force for fifteen years, serving in Vietnam and teaching at the Air Force Academy. He joined the Brigham Young University faculty in 1972, retiring after 25 years.

Hinckley passed away on September 12, 2010.


34 boxes (17 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in eleven series: 1. Thomas Kent Hinckley professional papers and articles, 1840, 1955-1996. 2. Thomas Kent Hinckley subject files, 1815-1830, 1883-2002. 3. Thomas Kent Hinckley papers on Arthur Henry King, 1992-1995. 4. Thomas Kent Hinckley correspondence, 1967-1999. 5. Thomas Kent Hinckley papers on American Guild of Organists, 1987-1997. 6. Thomas Kent Hinckley on church music, 1978-1999. 7. Thomas Kent Hinckley class tests and notes, 1968-1995. 8. Thomas Kent Hinckley papers on Physical Facilities, 1974-1989. 9. Thomas Kent Hinckley maps and other material, approximately 1934-2002. 10. Thomas Kent Hinckley papers addendum, 1960-1995. 11. Thomas Kent Hinckley papers addendum, approximately 1972-2002.

Each series is arranged chronologically.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Donated by Thomas K. Hinckley, March 2003.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Thomas K. Hinckley; 2003.


Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Brian Shull and Katie Shull; 2003.

Register of the Thomas Kent Hinckley papers
J. Gordon Daines III, Brian Shull and Katie Shull
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Revision Statements

  • 2010 March 15: Updated to DACS and CCLA Standards by Jonathan.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US