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Reynolds, Noel B.

 Person

Biographical History

Noel B. Reynolds (1942- ) is a political science professor at Brigham Young University.

After earning a Ph.D. in the Department of Government at Harvard University in 1971, Noel B. Reynolds accepted a position at Brigham Young University in the political science department. His honors and positions held include the chair of the Department of Philosophy, the Honors Program Professor of the Year, the associate academic vice president, the director of the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS), and the executive director of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Reynolds has also served as a visiting faculty member at Harvard University, the University of Edinburgh, and BYU's Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies.

Noel B. Reynolds has completed significant research and work on subjects ranging from Plato's political theory, constitutionalism and the rule of law, to authorship studies, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Book of Mormon.

In the Church, Reynolds has served as a bishop, a stake president, and a mission president. He is married to Sydney Smith Reynolds, the first counselor in the general Primary presidency from 1999 to 2005, and they have eleven children.

Citation:
Book of Mormon authorship, c1982: t.p. (Noel B. Reynolds)

Book of Mormon authorship revisited, 1997: CIP t.p. (Noel B. Reynolds) data sheet (b. 02-02-1942)

Early Christians in disarray, c2005: E-CIP t.p. (Noel B. Reynolds) data sheet (Reynolds, Noel Beldon; b. 02-26-42)

Wikipedia, Sept. 21, 2011 (Noel B. Reynolds; political science professor at Brigham Young University; served academic vice president; director of the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies; grew up in Cody, Wyo.; served mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Uruguay and Argentina; Ph. D. from Harvard University; president of the Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission, 2005-2008)

Mormon scholars testify, via WWW, Aug. 9, 2011: Noel B. Reynolds (political science professor at BYU; Ph.D. earned at Harvard University in the Dept. of Govt.; honors and positions: chair of the Dept. of Philosophy BYU, Honors Program Professor of the Year, associate academic vice president, director of FARMS, exec. director of Neal A. Maxwell Institute; visiting faculty member at Harvard, Edinburgh, and Jerusalem Center; research on Plato, constitutionalism and rule of law, authorship studies, Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Book of Mormon; served as bishop, stake president, and mission president; married Sydney Smith, former counselor in general Primary presidency (1999-2005); have eleven children)

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Noel B. Reynolds correspondence, 1981-1997

 Series — Carton 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 31197233248001], Folder: 1-16
Identifier: MSS 7935 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains personal and professional correspondence of by Noel B. Reynolds. Subjects include the Wilbur Foundation, the Earhart Foundation, departmental dialogue, an evangelical symposium, as well as correspondence between the creator's friends and collegues, dated 1981-1997.

Dates: 1981-1997

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

Noel B. Reynolds graduate coursework, 1966-1985

 Series — Carton 7: Series 4 [Barcode: 31197233247896]
Identifier: MSS 7935 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains the coursework materials of Noel B. Reynolds from his undergraduate work at Brigham Young University and from his master's and doctoral studies at Harvard University. The bulk of the materials are from Harvard University, 1966-1985.

Dates: 1966-1985

Noel B. Reynolds mission papers, 1961-1964, 2022

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7935 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains mission letters to Noel B. Reynold's family from 1961-1964, sent by Noel while he was serving for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Uruguay. Also includes a self-published transcription of the letters created in 2022.

Dates: 1961-1964; 2022

Noel B. Reynolds papers

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: A2023-01-010
Dates: Majority of material found within Approximately 1961 - 2022 (: 1961- 1964)

Noel B. Reynolds papers, 1984-2000

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1027 Series 5
Scope and Contents note

Contains materials from Noel Reynolds from 1984 to 2000. These materials include reports, letters, notes, and articles.

Dates: 1984-2000

Noel B. Reynolds political science research files, approximately 1980s

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7935 Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains files focusing on the central focus of Noel B. Reynold's research, the idea of law. A large portion contains research on Thomas Hobbes, 1966-2011.

Dates: approximately 1980s

Noel B. Reynolds research, approximately 1903-1999

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2164 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains research by Reynolds regarding the teaching of the Book of Mormon. Includes manuals, reports, and other materials.

Dates: approximately 1903-1999

Noel B. Reynolds research files, approximately 1980-1996

 Series
Identifier: MSS 7935 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains research files including notably the works of Thomas Hobbes, George Orwell, David Hume, and other theorists of law and economy, 1966-2011.

Dates: approximately 1980-1996

Noel B. Reynolds research files on "A More Perfect Union" , 1987-1988

 Sub-Series — Carton 5: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 31197233247656], Folder: 1-12
Identifier: MSS 7935 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains materials from the Brigham Young University-produced film on the U.S. Constitution, "A More Perfect Union." Materials include the script, correspondence, and research files, 1987-1988.

Dates: 1987-1988