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Donald W. Parry collection of Hugh Nibley materials

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8172

Scope and Contents

Contains notes, manuscripts, and correspondence kept by Hugh Nibley on subjects relating to the LDS church and its doctrine. Includes writings on Isaiah, Egyptian facsimiles, and similarities between LDS doctrine and other scripture and ancient thinkers and philosophers. Materials dated 1980-1999.


  • 1980-1999


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 Donald W. Parry collection of Hugh Nibley materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Donald W. Parry is a professor of Hebrew Bible and Dead Sea Scrolls at Brigham Young University.

Donald W. Parry was born in Nampa, Idaho to Atwell and Elaine Perry. He married Camille Mills of Las Vegas, Nevada. They later had six children. He has served as amember of the International Team of Translators of the Dead Sea Scrolls since 1994. He has authored or edited thirty-three books, ten of which pertain to the scrolls and five deal with the writings of Isaiah. Parry has also published articles in journals, festschrifts, conference proceedings, and encyclopedias. He is also a member of several other professional organizations, including the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament, Groningen, The Netherlands, Society for Biblical Literature, Atlanta, Georgia, and the National Association of Professors of Hebrew, Madison, Wisconsin. Parry served as a member of the Board of Directors of Brigham Young University's Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts from 1987-2005.

Parry resides in Utah with his family.


3 folders (0.03 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Donald W. Parry in 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Donald W. Parry; 2013.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Clarissa McIntire, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2015.

Register of Donald W. Parry collection of Hugh Nibley materials
Clarissa McIntire
24 February 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States