Oral history interview with Briant Jacobs
Scope and Contents
Comments on his choice of English as a field of study; great American authors; academic freedom at BYU, including controversies in the late 1960s; and participation with his wife in the China Teachers Program sponsored by BYU's David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, 1983-1984 and 1991-1992. Interviewed by Carol Clark Ottesen. Sound is distorted on part of the audio recording.
- Jacobs, Briant (interviewee, Person)
- Ottesen, Carol Clark (interviewer, Person)
- Joint Oral History Project (Brigham Young University) (contributor, Organization)
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Open for public research.
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Briant Jacobs (1918-2005) was an English professor at Brigham Young University, 1946-1984.
14 leaves ; 28 cm
1 sound cassette
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Carol Ottesen, historian of BYU Emeritus Alumnus Association, interviewed Jacobs at suggestion of University Archives. She delivered interview tape to University Archives in August 2000, shortly before departing with her husband to participate in the China Teachers Program. Interview transcribed by BYU Special Collections, and draft transcript mailed to Jacobs in January 2001. He returned the transcript a short time later, in early February.
University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).
- Register of Oral history interview with Briant Jacobs
- Jennifer Kim
- 2011 August 23
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.