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Hugh Nibley education papers, approximately 1886-1989, bulk: bulk approximately 1922-1973

Identifier: MSS 2721 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Contains notebooks, notes, articles, research papers, drafts, and other materials written and collected by Hugh Nibley. Materials are from the primary, secondary, undergraduate, and graduate schooling of Hugh Nibley. Materials date from approximately 1922-1973.


  • approximately 1886-1989
  • Majority of material found within approximately 1922-1973


Language of Materials

Materials are in English, German, French, Hebrew, Coptic, Syriac, Arabic, Latin, Aramaic, Greek, Turkish, Persian, Russian, Spanish, and Old Norse.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Hugh Nibley papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Hugh Nibley (1910-2005) was a religion professor and author in Utah. He is well known for his writings on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Hugh Winder Nibley was born March 27, 1910 to Alexander and Agnes Sloan Nibley in Portland, Oregon. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany from 1927 to 1929. Nibley received a PhD in 1938 from the University of California at Berkeley after already graduating in history from UCLA with highest honors in 1934. He then served in the United States Army during the Second World War. In 1946 he married Phyllis Ann Draper and together they had nine children. Nibley began teaching ancient scripture and ancient history at Brigham Young University also in 1946 and he retired in 1975. He is well known as an apologist for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Hugh Nibley died in Provo, Utah on February 24, 2005.


14 boxes

1 folder


Arranged in three subseries: 1. Hugh Nibley primary and secondary education papers, approximately 1922-1928. 2. Hugh Nibley undergraduate school papers, 1927-1989. 3. Hugh Nibley graduate school papers, 1886-1973.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States