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Jonathan M. Chamberlain papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8778

Content Description

Contains outlines, proposals, case studies, and other material on counseling produced by Chamberlain during his career at Brigham Young University. Dated 1963-1994.


  • 1963-1994


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 Jonathan M. Chamberlain papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Jonathan M. Chamberlain (1928-2015) was a Mormon therapist and counselor in Utah.

Jonathan M. Chamberlain was born on August 26, 1928 in Alton, Utah to Guy and Vera Heaton Chamberlain. Between 1951-53 he served in London during the Korean conflict in the US Air Force as a career guidance specialist. On January 16, 1953 he married Beverly Christensen. He graduated from Brigham Young University in French and English in 1958. He taught high school and seminary for five years in Panaca, Nevada. He received his doctorate in pyschology from the University of Wyoming in 1967. He was a Mormon therapist and counselor in Utah. He worked a lot with people who had self destructive behavior. He wrote multiple books and taught people how to overcome this disorder. He was also a religious instructor, marriage and family counselor, pyschologist, author, and career guidance specialist. He became the Director of The Regional Child Study Services for five school districts in Southeastern Utah. In 1970 he joined the BYU Faculty as professor of psychology in the student counseling center and the Educational Psychology Department, retiring in 1993. After his wife Beverly passed away in 2010 he was married to Janet Baker Schofield Clark on June 1, 2013. Chamberlain died on November 30, 2015.


1 carton (1 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Materials were donated by Jonathan Chamberlain in August 2015.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Jonathan Chamberlain; August 2015.


University records (University Archives Collecting Policy February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Erin Owens; November 18, 2015.

Register of Jonathan M. Chamberlain papers
Erin Owens
2015 November 18
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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 Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States