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Camille Fronk Olson papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 8735

Scope and Contents

Contains manuscripts and notes for Camille Fronk Olson. These writings include drafts for Olson's book entitled Mary, the Mother of Jesus. It also contains notes and research about Bathsheba and Rahab. The manuscripts and notes were written between 2012 and 2014.


  • approximately 2012-2014


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 Camille Fronk Olson papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Camille Fronk Olson is a professor of religion and writer in Utah.

Camille Fronk Olson was born and raised in Tremonton, Utah. She received her bachelor's degree in Education, master's degree in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, and a PhD in Sociology of the Middle East, all from Brigham Young University. Her dissertation focused on Palestinian families in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Camille Frank Olson married Paul F. Olson. Olson taught institute and seminary in the Salt Lake area before becoming the Dean of Students at LDS Business College. Olson began teaching at Brigham Young Univeristy, and is now the chair of the Department of Ancient Scripture. Olson has published many religious books through Desert Book, including Women of the Old Testament; In the Hands of the Potter; Mary, Martha, and Me; and Too Much to Carry Alone.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Camille Fronk Olson on October 29, 2015.

Donated by Camille Fronk Olson on December 18, 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Camille Fronk Olson; October 29, 2015.

Donated; Camille Fronk Olson; December 18, 2019.


Document the creation of works by Mormon authors. Manuscripts, notes, research, and letters are the primary documents collected (Mormon Literary Manuscripts collection department policy, May 30, 2013.)

Processing Information

Processed; Corinne Bird, student manuscript processor, and Kristi Bell, curator; 2016.

Addendum processed and finding aid updated for DACS compliance; Grace Bithell, student manuscript processor; 2019.

Register of Camille Fronk Olson papers
Corinne Bird
2015 December 16
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