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Phillip R. Kunz professional papers, approximately 1958-1997

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8025 Series 3

Scope and Contents

Contains published and draft copies of articles and papers authored or co-authored by Kunz. Topics include family, race, gender, suicide, research on family history, human interaction, and religion. Dated from approximately 1958 to 1997.


  • approximately 1958-1997


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 Phillip R. Kunz papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Phillip R. Kunz (1936-) is an eminent sociologist and an active member of the Mormon Church.

Phillip R. Kunz was born on July 19, 1936. He grew up in Utah. He enlisted in the army for a few years, then served a mission in Alabama and George around 1957-1958. He met Joyce Sheffield in 1959 and they were married int he Salt Lake Temple on March 18, 1960. Their first child, Jay Phillip Kunz, was born on January 4, 1961. Kunz attended school at Brigham Young University, beginning graduate work in 1962. He went on to receive a Ph.D., then worked as a professor of sociology at the University of Wyoming and later at Brigham Young University. In 1990, he and his wife served a mission to Louisiana Baton Rouge. Kunz was called to serve as a counselor in the BYU 5th Stake Presidency in 2000. In 2005, they served another mission to Moscow, Russia, where they served as Director and Assistant Director in Minsk, Belarus. They currently live in Provo, Utah.


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