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Holland, Jeffrey R., 1940-

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1940-

Biographical History

Jeffrey Roy Holland (1940-) served as President of Brigham Young University from 1980 to 1989.

Jeffrey R. Holland was born in St. George, Utah. He served a mission to England from 1960 to 1962 before returning to St. George where he married his wife, Patricia Terry, whom he had courted prior to his mission. The two attended Dixie College, and later Brigham Young University. Holland graduated in 1966 with a master's degree in religious instruction. They are the parents of three children.

Employed by the Church Education System, the Hollands moved across the United States where Jeffery worked as a teacher, and later director of institute at the University of Washington, Seattle. Jeffery chose to pursue a doctoral degree at Yale University, and upon graduation in 1972, he returned to Utah were he contined to work with the CES as a teacher at the Salt Lake Institue. This was short lived as months later, he was called as the director of the church's new Melchizedek Priesthood MIA. He held this position for two years before being appointed the Dean of Religious Education at BYU in 1974. In 1976, Jeffery was named the Commissioner of Education for the Church of Jesus Chirst of Latter-day Saints. He held this position until his appointment as president of Brigham Young University in 1980.

Jeffery was instrumental in the establishment of Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies and the establishment of religious education at the heart of Brigham Young University.

Jeffery was released as President in 1989 after recieving a call to serve in the First Quorum of the Seventy. In 1994, he was called as a member of the Quoroum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Citation

His However long and hard the road, 1985: CIP title page (Jeffrey R. Holland) publisher's information (Ph. D. in American studies, Yale Univ.; pres. of Brigham Young Univ.) data sheet (b. 1940)

Wikipedia, 18 October 2010 (Jeffrey Roy Holland, born December 3, 1940 ; president, Brigham Young University, 1980-1989; member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since June 32, 1994)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Elder Jeffrey R. Holland: of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; born 1940; attended Dixie State College; attended Brigham Young University; married Patricia Terry; appointed Dean of Religious Education in 1974; named Commissioner of Education in 1976; appointed BYU President in 1980; instrumental in establishment of Jerusalem Center; released as President and called to First Quorum of the Seventy in 1989; called as an Apostle in 1994)

Found in 174 Collections and/or Records:

Audio-visual materials on Brigham Young University

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 996
Abstract Contains videocassettes and audicassetes of lectures, forums, workshops, addresses, and other material at Brigham Young University.
Dates: 1957-1999

Beckham Lodge dedication

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 5518
Scope and Contents Videorecording of the Beckham Lodge dedication at Aspen Grove Family Camp on August 9, 2009, on DVD. Speakers of the dedication included Aspen Grove Camp Director Glen C. Parker, Raymond E. Beckham, and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. Running time is approximately 53 minutes.
Dates: 2009

Brigham Young University inaugural speeches and responses

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA SC 19
Scope and Contents Contains only inaugural speeches and responses by presidents Harris, McDonald, Wilkinson, Oaks, Holland, and Lee.
Dates: 1921-1989

Brigham Young University photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3244
Scope and Contents Collection documents people, places, and topics related to Brigham Young University between 1968 and 1994. Subjects include: theatre arts, mountain scenery, music, Festival of Life, parades, sports, football, ballet, running, basketball, Ezra Taft Benson, Dallin H. Oaks, Jeffrey R. Holland, Thomas S. Monson, Gordon B. Hinckley, Spencer W. Kimball, Henry B. Eyring, Boyd K. Packer, Neal A. Maxwell, Howard W. Hunter, Hugh Nibley, and N. Eldon Tanner.
Dates: approximately 1968-1994

Brigham Young University vice-presidential administrative correspondence, 1975-2004

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1325 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains administrative correspondence and minutes collected by the advancement vice president. Included is the correspondence of Rex E. Lee and Jeffrey R. Holland, facility records, incident records, personnel files, University Relations meeting minutes, College of Fine Arts and Communications performance information, records from various university institutes, awards, and committee records, 1975-2004.
Dates: 1975-2004

Collection of sketches of Brigham Young University presidents

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 1270
Scope and Contents Series of panorama-style sketches of the presidents of Brigham Young University from Warren N. Dusenberry through Jeffrey R. Holland.
Dates: 1980

College of Religious Instruction meeting minutes, 1971-1976

 Series
Identifier: UA 584 Series 10
Scope and Contents Contains meetings from minutes attended or led by the dean of the College of Religious Instruction. Materials date from between 1971 and 1976.
Dates: 1971-1976

Roots of Mormonism : Upper Mississippi cruise

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 841
Abstract Includes speeches by Jeffrey R. Holland, Dallin H. Oaks, Bruce C. Hafen, and others.
Dates: 1980

David B. Galbraith collection on the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 952
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence between Brigham Young University officials, leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and other people involved in the construction of the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. Also includes newspaper articles, written reports, video materials, and other material concerning the Jerusalem Center. Dates range from 1968 to 1994.
Dates: 1968-1994

Honorary memberships for Brigham Young University presidents

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 1185
Scope and Contents Certificates of honorary membership in the Sons of Utah Pioneers for all Brigham Young University presidents from Warren Dusenberry through Cecil O. Samuelson.
Dates: 2005