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Jensen, De Lamar, 1925-



  • Existence: 1925-


De Lamar Jensen (1925-) is a history professor in Utah.

De Lamar Jensen was born on April 22, 1925, in Idaho to Jacob A. Jensen and Johanna Petersen. He grew up in northern Utah and southern Idaho and served as a fighter pilot during World War II. After the war he began his studies at Brigham Young University and then worked for a year as a high school physics teacher in Idaho. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served as a missionary in Mexico and Guatemala. After his mission he returned to Brigham Young University, earning his bachelor's degree in history. He then went on to earn a master's and Ph.D. in history from Columbia University.

Jensen returned to Utah to join the History Department at Brigham Young University in 1957, focusing his research on early modern Europe. During his time in the department, he served as department chair from 1968 to 1973. From 1991 to 1992, he served on BYU's Columbus Quincentennial Committee and in 1992 he gave several lectures about Christopher Columbus to commemorate the quincentennial arrival of Columbus to the Americas. Jensen retired from the university in 1992, and as of 2023 resides in Provo, Utah.

His Bernardino de Mendoza and the league, 1957.

Wikipedia, website viewed 8 May 2013 (De Lamar Jensen; historian of early modern Europe; faculty member in the history department at Brigham Young University, 1957-1992; author; born and raised in Idaho; fighter pilot in World War II; physics teacher at a high school in Idaho; mission for The Church of Jesus Christ to Mexico and Guatemala; BA, History, Brigham Young University; MA and PhD, history, Columbia University; resides in Provo, Utah), via WWW, Oct. 29, 2013 (De Lamar Jensen; Delamar Jensen; Dee Jensen; b. Apr. 22, 1925 in Idaho; parents: Jacob A. Jensen and Johanna Petersen)

BYU Organizational History, via WWW, Oct. 29, 2013: Dept. of History (De Lamar Jensen, department chair from 1968-1973)

De Lamar Jensen faculty papers, 1978-1992 (From 1991 to 1992, he served on BYU's Columbus Quincentennial Committee and in 1992 he gave several lectures about Christopher Columbus to commemorate the quincentennial)

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Department of History chair correspondence, 1956-1970

Identifier: UA 577 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains letters produced during the administrations of Eugene Campbell, Richard D. Poll, and De Lamar Jensen.

Dates: 1956-1970

Department of History chair records, approximately 1959-1974

Identifier: UA 577 Series 7
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence and memos produced during the administrations of De Lamar Jensen and Richard Poll.

Dates: approximately 1959-1974

Department of History chair records, approximately 1963-1972

Identifier: UA 577 Series 6
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, memos and proposals, some about the faculty, graduate students, and budgets produced during the administration of De Lamar Jensen.

Dates: approximately 1963-1972

De Lamar Jensen faculty papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9478
Scope and Contents

Collection contains journals, photographs, artwork, notes, correspondence, meeting minutes, unpublished written works, teaching materials and newsletters, mostly related to Christopher Columbus and the quincentennial commemorations of his arrival in the Americas. Includes curriculum materials on Columbus, study abroad itinerates and schedules for Portugal, Spain, and Italy, and memorandums regarding BYU's commemoration event. Materials dated 1978-1992.

Dates: 1978-1992

Oral history interview with De Lamar Jensen

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230337542]
Identifier: MSS 2737
Scope and Contents

Oral history interview discusses Laycock's academic career and his experiences during World War II. It mentions several other Brigham Young University faculty members. In this oral history interview Jensen talks about the different roles he played in the Department of History.

Dates: 1989