Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies records
Scope and Contents
Records include student directories, newspaper clippings, transcripts for radio broadcasts, Latter-day Saint proselyting materials, and correspondence relating to the Jerusalem Center and Latter-day Saint presence in Israel. The bulk of the materials deals with the controversy surrounding the construction of the Jerusalem Center.
- Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies (creator, Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Restricted until 2052 or with permission from the L. Tom Perry Board of Curators and the Board of Trustees for the Jerusalem Center of Near Eastern Studies.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
The Jerusalem Center is Brigham Young University's center for study in Jerusalem. Students enroll through the BYU campus in Provo, Utah, travel to the Holy Land, and live in the Center for programs that extend for two, four, or five months. Students study a core curriculum that focuses on Old and New Testament, ancient and modern Near Eastern studies, and language (Hebrew and Arabic). Classroom study is built around field trips that cover the length and breadth of the Holy Land. A study abroad program to Israel was established in January 1968 with students housed in various hotels, youth hostels and kibbutzim throughout the city. The Jerusalem Center was completed and occuppied in 1988.
9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; David Galbraith; 1998.
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Processed; Anissa Olsen; 1998.
- Register of Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies records
- In Progress
- Garrett Schroath
- 2011 June 20
- 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.