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Kent P. Jackson papers

Identifier: MSS 9049

Scope and Contents

Contains Kent P. Jackson's research materials on Ancient Scripture such as the RLDS manuscript and the Phinney Bible. His personal notes he took while as a student at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in the 1970's. Jackson's class files from courses he taught at Brigham Young University on Ancient Religion and Scripture from 1980-2017. Most of the collection is Jackson's research and teachings of Ancient Scripture; the smaller part is from his studies as a student. Dated approximately 1970-2017.


  • approximately 1972-2017


Conditions Governing Access

Donor Restricted until 2027. Permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Kent P. Jackson papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Kent P. Jackson (1949- ) is a professor of religion in Utah.

Kent P. Jackson was born August 9, 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Nancy Porter and together they have had five children. He received his B.A. from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Ancient Studies, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan. He has taught at Brigham Young University since 1980. He served in many positions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Jackson is a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University and the associate director of the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. He is a former associate dean of Religious Education and chair of Near Eastern Studies at BYU.


7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)

2 folders (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in four series: 1. Kent P. Jackson research materials, approximately 1983-2003. 2. Kent P. Jackson student class notes, approximately 1972-1984. 3. Kent P. Jackson instructor class files, 1980-2017. 4. Kent P. Jackson photographs, approximately 1995-2017.

Custodial History

Donated by Kent P. Jackson, in May 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Kent P. Jackson; May 2017.


LDS Religion Instruction and Research (Professional Papers Program Collection Development Poicy, V.b.v.2).

Related Materials

Jerusalem Center Academic Coordinating Committee minutes (UA 5757).

Processing Information

Processed; Nate Burroughs, Manuscript Processing Specialist, and Dainan Skeem, Curator; 2017.

Register of Kent P. Jackson papers
Nate Burroughs, Manuscript Processing Specialist
2017 October 24
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States