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Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 793

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.


  • 1972-1993


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.

Administrative History

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).

Processing Information

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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US