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Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1989-

Biography

The Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies (1989- ) is Brigham Young University's center for study in Jerusalem.

The Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies serves as the hub for Brigham Young University's study abroad program in Jerusalem. Brigham Young University students study and live at the Jerusalem Center during their stay in the Holy Land. Students study a core curriculum that focuses on Old and New Testament, ancient and modern Near Eastern studies, and either the Hebrew or Arabic language.

The Center itself is located on Mount Scopus overlooking the Mount of Olives, the Kidron Valley, and the Old City. The 125,000 square-foot, eight-level structure rests on five acres of gardens. The Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies contains dormitory and apartment facilities for students and faculty, cafeteria facilities, classrooms, gymnasium, computer facilities, library, various auditoriums and theaters, lecture rooms, and offices.

The Brigham Young University Center for Near Eastern Studies was dedicated by Howard W. Hunter then President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on May 16, 1989.

Citation:
Bible lands, c1986: t.p. (Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies) OCLC 16882363 (hdg.: Brigham Young University. Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies)

BYU Organizational History Project website, via WWW, Nov. 4, 2014 (Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies; est. 1988; functions as an extension of the Brigham Young University campus and has a library, classrooms, learning center, student living quarters, cafeteria, and auditoriums; offers courses in Old Testament Studies, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, and Introduction to Arabic; directors, directors: David B. Galbraith (1988-1989), Martin B. Hickman (1989-1990), George A. Horton, Jr. (1990-1992), Truman G. Madsen (1992-1993), S. Kent Brown (1993-1996), Paul H. Peterson (1996-1997), R.J. Snow (1997-2000), Arnold H. Green (2000-2003) and James R. Kearl (2003- ))

BYU Jerusalem Center, via WWW, viewed January 22, 2014(Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies; Jerusalem Center is Brigham Young University’s center for study in Jerusalem; hub for Brigham Young University’s study abroad program in Jerusalem; students study and live at the Jerusalem Center during their stay in the Holy Land; students study a core curriculum that focuses on Old and New Testament, ancient and modern Near Eastern studies, and either the Hebrew or Arabic language; The Center itself is located on Mount Scopus overlooking the Mount of Olives, the Kidron Valley, and the Old City; the 125,000 square-foot, eight-level structure rests on five acres of gardens; the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies contains dormitory and apartment facilities for students and faculty, cafeteria facilities, classrooms, gymnasium, computer facilities, library, various auditoriums and theaters, lecture rooms, and offices.)

Ensign, Aug. 1989: Jerusalem Center Dedicated (The Brigham Young University Center for Near Eastern Studies was dedicated by Howard W. Hunter then President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on May 16, 1989)

Found in 182 Collections and/or Records:

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies administrative and executive committee records, 1968-2004

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1233 Series 4 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Collection of administrative and executive committee records concerning the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. Includes a list of applicants and template denial rejection letters for the Administrative Assistant/Academic Coordinator position for the BYU Jerusalem Center, minutes for the Jerusalem Center Executive Committee, and agendas for the Jerusalem Center Executive Committee meetings. Materials dated 1968 to 2004.

Dates: 1968-2004

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies administrative records, 1961-1998

 Series
Identifier: UA 1072 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains administrative records for the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies collected by Robert C. Taylor, dated 1961-1998. Includes financial records, letters, memorandums, proposals, reports, clippings, minutes and agendas, and various booklets, pamphlets, and other publications, as well as journals and histories. Topics include the academic development of the center, BYU Travel study programs, development of a film on Abraham, and diplomatic relations in Israel.

Dates: 1961-1998

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies architectural records, 1982-1986

 Series
Identifier: UA 1072 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies architectural records, including photographs, architectural renderings, blueprints, sketch drawings, and two 3-D models. Collected by Robert C. Taylor. Dated 1982-1986.

Dates: 1982-1986

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies artifacts, approximately 1965-1988

 Series
Identifier: UA 1072 Series 8
Scope and Contents

Contains artifacts, including Robert C. Taylor's BYU Travel Study name badge and keepsake stones from the Jerusalem Center's time capsule ceremony. Dated approximately 1965-1988.

Dates: approximately 1965-1988

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies correspondence, 1989-1992

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1233 Series 4 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Collection of correspondence and other materials concerning the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. Topics included in these materials are internal memos between BYU and the BYU Jerusalem Center, lists on students who have been admitted into the program, details on BYU's Scholarship program for Palestinian and Jordanian students, and reactions to obstacles which the school dealt with during its existence including the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Materials dated 1989 to 1992.

Dates: 1989-1992

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies development records, approximately 1950-1995

 Series
Identifier: UA 1072 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies development records collected by Robert C. Taylor. Includes many publications surrounding fundraising for the Center, including cruises, tours, and other Department of Travel Study trips, travel itineraries, brochures, and pamphlets, and administrative records such as letters, memorandums, lists, notes, and clippings. Materials dated approximately 1950-1995.

Dates: approximately 1950-1995

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies minutes, 1983-1988

 Series
Identifier: UA 1072 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains agendas, minutes, and memorandums of the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies Committee, later called the Jerusalem Center Academic Coordinating Committee. Materials discuss the creation of curriculum and faculty selection for the center. Collected by Robert C. Taylor. Materials dated 1983-1988.

Dates: 1983-1988

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies records, 1968-2004

 Series
Identifier: UA 1233 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence and meeting minutes related to the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. Included topics in this collection are lists of students who attended the BYU Jerusalem Center between 1989-1992, details on Palestinian and Jordanian students who recieved scholarships from BYU, the school's interactions with conflicts such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and lists/rejection letter templates for the Administrative Assistant/Academic Coordinator position at the BYU...
Dates: 1968-2004

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 793
Scope and Contents

Records include student directories, newspaper clippings, transcripts for radio broadcasts, Latter-day Saint proselyting materials, and correspondence relating to the Jerusalem Center and Latter-day Saint presence in Israel. The bulk of the materials deals with the controversy surrounding the construction of the Jerusalem Center.

Dates: 1972-1993

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1072
Scope and Contents Contains records of the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies, collected by Robert C. Taylor, dated approximately 1950-1998. Includes minutes of the Jerusalem Center Academic Coordinating Committee, administrative records, journals, histories, and records concerning the development of the center. Also includes architectural records, including two 3D models, photographic slides, photographs, and negatives, and audio recordings. Much of the material is related to the BYU Travel Study...
Dates: approximately 1950-1998