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James H. Bean papers on the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 5674

Scope and Contents

Materials consist of correspondence collected by James H. Bean related to the efforts to obtain approval for the Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center. Correspondence is related to a letter-writing campaign that Bean was asked to carry out in support of the center. Materials include correspondence collected by James H. Bean. Dated 1985 to 1986.


  • 1985-1986


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

James H. Bean (1934-2024) was a Mormon lawyer who served on the Brigham Young University Alumni Association's Board of Directors and a member of the J. Reuben Clark Law School's Board of Visitors.

James H. Bean was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon, on January 25, 1934 to Jesse and Barbara Bean. He had eleven children. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University in 1962, and a Juris Doctorate from George Washington University in 1966. In 1972, he was made a partner at Lindsay, Hart, Neil and Weigler LLP in Portland, Oregon. He served as the stake president of the Oregon City Stake from 1972 until 1981. He was a member of the Board of Visitors for the J. Reuben Clark Law School from 1975 to 1979. He was also a member of the Brigham Young University Alumni Association Board of Directors from 1975-1979. He was a Regional Representative of the Council of the Twelve from 1981 until 1987. He received the Silver Buffalo award from the Boy Scouts of America in 2002. James passed away in Oregon City (Or.) on March 18, 2024.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Retained in original order.

Custodial History

Donated to the University Archives by James H. Bean in April 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; James H. Bean; April 2014.


University records (University Archives Collecting Policy February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Hannah Waddel; May 2014.

Register of James H. Bean papers on the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies
Hannah Waddel
2014 May 1
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