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S. Kent Brown papers

Identifier: MSS 6287

Scope and Contents

Contains files documenting Brown's writings and research while at Brigham Young University. Materials include correspondence related to the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, files related to the Journey of Faith and the Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior projects, and his correspondence. Also included are drafts and research notes for his works on Luke and other important Christian leaders.


  • 1971-2012


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 S. Kent Brown papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

S. Kent Brown (b. 1940) was a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

S. Kent Brown was born on October 1, 1940. Brown received a Bachelors degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1967 in Classical Greek and minored in Near Eastern languages. In 1972, he received his Ph.D. from Brown University in Religious Studies with an emphasis in New Testament and early Christian studies. From 1993 to 1996, he served as the director of the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies and at one point he served as the director of Ancient Studies at BYU. He retired from BYU in 2006. Brown married Gayle Oblad and together they had five children.


11 cartons (11 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in seven series: 1. S. Kent Brown papers on Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, 2001-2007. 2. S. Kent Brown papers on Prince of Egypt, 1998-1999. 3. S. Kent Brown papers on Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, 2000. 4. S. Kent Brown papers on Oman and Yemen-Jordan, 1999-2005. 5. S. Kent Brown correspondence, 1982-1992. 6. S. Kent Brown papers on Luke, 1987-2012. 7. S. Kent Brown research, 1971-2011.

Custodial History

Donated by S. Kent Brown in September 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; S. Kent Brown; September 2008.


Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

The Brigham Young University Archives is the repository for the non-current records of Brigham Young University.

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth West; September 2008.

Processed; Sadie Hutchinson; 2015.

Register of S. Kent Brown papers
Elizabeth West
September 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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