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Hugh Nibley photographs, approximately 1898-2000, bulk: bulk approximately 1940-2000

Identifier: MSS 2721 Series 5

Scope and Contents

Contains black and white and colored photographs collected by Hugh Nibley of family, friends, colleagues, historical places and objects for publications and films, and other places he traveled to. Materials date from approximately 1898 to 2000, bulk from approximately 1940 to 2000.


  • approximately 1898-2000
  • Majority of material found within approximately 1940-2000


Conditions Governing Access

Photographs: Condition restricted. Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

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.


6 boxes

1 oversize folder

Language of Materials



Arranged in eight subseries: 1. Hugh Nibley photographs of himself, approximately 1910-1999. 2. Hugh Nibley family photographs, approximately 1898-1999. 3. Hugh Nibley photographs of friends and colleagues, 1928-1997. 4. Hugh Nibley photographs for publications, approximately 1950-1990. 5. Hugh Nibley photographs from filming in Egypt, 1984. 6. Hugh Nibley archaeology photographs, approximately 1962-2000. 7. Hugh Nibley photographs of people and places, approximately 1940-1995.

Additional file of negatives, not part of a series, also included.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States