Hugh Nibley papers
Scope and Contents
Contains the personal and professional papers of Nibley. Includes research notes, manuscripts, photographs, publications, personal papers, and ephemera that document his work as a Mormon scholar, a professor, and a father. Materials date approximately 1844 to 2008.
- approximately 1844-2008
- Majority of material found within approximately 1940-2000
- Nibley, Hugh, 1910-2005 (creator, Person)
Language of Materials
Materials in English, with some materials in German, French, Greek, Latin, Arabic, Coptic, Syriac, Hebrew, and Russian.
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 Hugh Nibley papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Hugh Nibley (1910-2005) was a religion professor and author in Utah. He is well known for his writings on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Hugh Winder Nibley was born March 27, 1910 to Alexander and Agnes Sloan Nibley in Portland, Oregon. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany from 1927 to 1929. Nibley received a PhD in 1938 from the University of California at Berkeley after already graduating in history from UCLA with highest honors in 1934. He then served in the United States Army during the Second World War. In 1946 he married Phyllis Ann Draper and together they had nine children. Nibley began teaching ancient scripture and ancient history at Brigham Young University also in 1946 and he retired in 1975. He is well known as an apologist for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Hugh Nibley died in Provo, Utah on February 24, 2005.
296 boxes (148 linear ft.)
2 cartons (2 linear ft.)
1 oversize folder (0.3 linear ft.)
Arranged in seven series: 1. Hugh Nibley family and personal papers, 1920-2006. 2. Hugh Nibley education papers, approximately 1886-1989. 3. Hugh Nibley professional papers, 1844-2003. 4. Hugh Nibley publications and writings, approximately 1911-2008. 5. Hugh Nibley photographs, approximately 1898-2000. 6. Hugh Nibley ephemera, approximately 1920-2000. 7. Hugh Nibley sound recordings, 1964, 1987-1988.
Donated by Phyllis Draper Nibley in 2009.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Phyllis Draper Nibley; February 11, 2009.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.III, August 2007)
Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, Jon Rainey, Julie Slater, Sarah Phipps Heaton, Marissa Jensen, Rachel Hunt, Sally McDonald, Brittany Chapman, John Crawford, Anela Ormsby, Rachael Givens, and Mary Downs, student manuscript processors, John M. Murphy, curator, and Gary P. Gillum, emeritus librarian; 2011.
Processed; Sadie Julian; 2015.
- Reigster of Hugh Nibley papers
- Gary Gillum and Sadie Julian
- 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.