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Christen Jensen papers

Identifier: UA 96

Scope and Contents

Collection includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, minutes, and examinations concerning Brigham Young University transfer credits, awards, faculty meetings, graduate school, Franklin S. Harris, Ernest L. Wilkinson, history, political science, and public administration.


  • 1903-1961


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 70 years from the end date of the administration, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Christen Jensen collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

History and political science professor; Graduate School dean, 1929-1948; acting president of Brigham Young University, 1949-1951; and professor emeritus of history and political science.


1 carton ((1 linear ft.) )

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

The papers involving 1/2 foot of material were deposited in the University Archives in August of 1974 by Bertrand F. Harrison, retired BYU faculty member and son-in-law to Christen Jensen. The papers were generated by Jensen and date from 1930-1961. His tenure and appointments at BYU were as follows: assistant professor for Political Science and History, 1908-1961; professor 1911; acting dean of College of Applied Science, 1924-1929; acting president, 1929-1940 and 1949-1950; dean of graduate school, 1929-1940, and acting dean, 1953; and professor Emeritus for Hisory and Political Science, 1949-1961.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Files were mostly generated while serving as Dean of College and Graduate School or as professor of Political Science and History.


Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).


Index/Finding aid Register located in repository.

Processing Information

Processed; Hollis Scott.

Register of Christen Jensen papers
Rose Frank
2011 July 8
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.

Revision Statements

  • 2008 January 23: Run through GilEAD to correct small errors.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US