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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 records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1294
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence discussing the establishment and daily routine of the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies as well as the Division of Continuing Education's Study in Jerusalem program that preceded the establishment of the Jerusalem Center. It also contains participant evaluations of this study abroad program. Also included are information packets given to students and parents before the departure for the Center and schedules for the semester. The packets contain...
Dates: 1968-2008

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies slides

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197235233589]
Identifier: UA 5696
Scope and Contents

Contains slides of the facilities and students of the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies taken by Mark Philbrick. Materials also consist of two discs of these slides used by Jennifer Paustenbaugh in a 2014 presentation. Dated 1994-2014.

Dates: 1994-2014

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies slides, approximately 1963-1995

 Series
Identifier: UA 1072 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies slides, including some with accompanying audio recordings, photographs, and negatives. Slide images include BYU Travel Study tours in Europe, Africa, South America, and the Middle East, and images of landmarks associated with the Bible. Also includes images of the Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. Collected by Robert C. Taylor. Dated approximately 1963-1995.

Dates: approximately 1963-1995

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies sound recordings, approximately 1980-1987

 Series
Identifier: UA 1072 Series 6
Scope and Contents

Five audiocassettes of sound recordings associated with the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. Collected by Robert C. Taylor. Dated approximately 1980-1987.

Dates: approximately 1980-1987

John S. Tanner chronological correspondence

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1233 Series 1 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Contains correspondence created by Tanner during his service as Academic Vice President. Dates range from 1968 to 2007.

Dates: 1968-2007

John S. Tanner correspondence, 1968-2007

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

Contains correspondence created by Tanner during his service as Academic Vice President. Dates range from 1968 to 2007.

Dates: 1968-2007

John S. Tanner email correspondence, 2002-2007

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1233 Series 1 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series Sub-series 3
Scope and Contents This file contains email correspondence addressed to BYU Vice President John S. Tanner prior to and during his tenure as Vice President at the university. This includes emails from English students who attended his classes prior to his promotion to BYU Vice President in 2007, correspondence pertaining to Sen. Harry Reid's visit to BYU's American Heritage class in 2007, travel documentation, preparations for weekly Devotional/Fourm addresses, emails pertaining to the closure of the Social...
Dates: 2002-2007

John S. Tanner topical correspondence

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1233 Series 1 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Contains correspondence created by Tanner during his service as Academic Vice President. Dates range from 1968 to 2007.

Dates: 1968-2007

L. Robert Webb correspondence, 1990-1996

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1233 Series 1 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents

Collection of correspondence created by Webb during his time as Academic Vice President. Dates range from 1990 to 1996.

Dates: 1990-1996

Life is beautiful : a personal history

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230332287]
Identifier: MSS 2340
Scope and Contents

Autobiography details memories of her childhood in Hunter, Utah; her mission to the Southern States; marriage; church service; assignment to the Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center with her husband, Robert J. Smith; and family life.

Dates: 2001