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Peterson, H. Donl



  • Existence: 1930 - 1994

Biographical History

H. Donl Peterson (1930-1994) was a religion professor at Brigham Young University.

Harry Donl Peterson was born February 17, 1930, in Lehi, Utah, to Harry C. and Mada Peck Peterson. He married his sweetheart, Mary Lou Schenk, on March 18, 1953, in the Salt Lake Temple. As a young man he served in the Western States Mission, and when he returned home attended Brigham Young University for bachelor's and master's degrees, and later went on to earn a doctorate at Washington State University. He worked as a seminary and institute teacher for many years and eventually became a religion professor at BYU, where he conducted research on the Book of Abraham. Peterson died of cancer on March 21, 1994.

His Moroni, c1983: t.p. (H. Donl Peterson) jkt. (Ed., Book of Mormon dir., Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young Univ.)

His The pearl of great price, c1987: CIP t.p. (H. Donl Peterson) data sheet (b. 2-17-30)

Wikipedia, website viewed 5 June 2013 (H. Donl Peterson; Harry Donl Peterson; b. February 17, 1930 in Lehi, Utah; raised in Lehi, Utah; bachelor's and master's degrees fro BYU; PhD, Washington State University; religion professor at Brigham Young University; seminary and institute teacher and administrator in the Church Education System of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; d. March 21, 1994 in Orem, Utah)

Deseret News, March 23, 1994; (b. Feb. 17, 1930 in Lehi, Utah; parents: Harry C. and Mada Peck Peterson; married March 18, 1953 to Mary Lou Schenk, Salt Lake Temple; Western States Mission; Brigham Young University, B.S. and M.S.; doctorate, Washington State University; seminary/institue teacher; d. 1994 of cancer)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

H. Donl Peterson research collection on the Book of Abraham

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2019
Scope and Contents Contains materials pertaining to the research of the Book of Abraham in the Pearl of Great Price conducted by H. Donl Peterson. Includes research files, photocopies of newspapers, materials from books, probate records, and genealogical information. Details the early exploration of Egypt from the 18th and 19th centuries and Antonio Lebolo’s travel and discovery of Ancient Egyptian antiquities and manuscripts, Michael H. Chandler’s acquisition of the lost mummies and papyri, and their...
Dates: 1964-1994