Thomas Kent Hinckley papers
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.
- Hinckley, Thomas Kent, 1933-2010 (creator, Person)
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.
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. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1036.xml
Donated by Thomas K. Hinckley, March 2003.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Thomas K. Hinckley; 2003.
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
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
- 2010 March 15: Updated to DACS and CCLA Standards by Jonathan.