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Brigham Young University. Religious Studies Center


Administrative History

The Religious Studies Center (est. 1976) is a research and scholarly publishing institute at Brigham Young University.

The Religious Studies Center was established as a research institute in 1976 within the university's Research Division. The following year it merged with the Ancient Studies Institute, consolidating resources for gospel-related scholarship on campus. In 1983, oversight of the center was transferred to Religious Education, and the it was administered by the dean of Religious Education.

Nibley, H. The Nibley legacy, c1978 (x ref.) CIP galley (Religious Studies Center Brigham Young University)

Religious Studies Center website, via WWW, Nov. 13, 2014 (Ancient Studies Institute; merged into Religious Studies Center, 1977)

Brigham Young University organizational history, via WWW, June 8, 2023 (Religious Studies Center; est. 1976 within the university's Research Division; transferred to Religious Education in 1983; promoted research and gospel-related scholarship; dean of Religious Education served as center director from 1976 to 2007)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Thomas S. Monson letter and Mormon missionary pamphlets for Daniel Ludlow

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6121

This collection is a letter from Thomas S. Monson to Daniel Ludlow, dated 1967, explaining that the contents are LDS missionary pamphlets compiled over time by the Deseret News Press. Most of the pamphlets are undated, but the collection seems to be circa 1950-1967.

Dates: approximately 1950-1967

Noel B. Reynolds faculty course materials, 1978-2011

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7935 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains faculty course materials from Reynold's time as a political science faculty member at Brigham Young University. Course materials include political science as well as religion courses, 1978-2011.

Dates: 1978-2011

David H. Yarn papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2148
Scope and Contents Includes index cards reflecting Yarn's arrangement of his papers; class notes, notes and early drafts of dissertation from Columbia University, 1946-1958; pamphlets, maps, itineraries, journal notes and memories, accounts, participant lists, and talks or addresses from World of the Bible (Israel) tours, 1971,1975,1977; works by David Yarn; radio series, "Faith in a Day of Unbelief," 1952; publishing information, correspondence, draft copies and revisions of Yarn's book "The Four Gospel As...
Dates: 1879-1985