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J. R. Kearl papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5527

Scope and Contents

Contains research files, correspondence, and materials related to Kearl's teaching at Brigham Young University. Materials date from between 1974 and 1991.


  • 1974-1991


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 25 years (2035) after the creation of the records and thereafter open to the public after consultation with the University Archivist and in accordance with the General Restriction Statement of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the J. R. Kearl papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

J. R. Kearl (born 1947) is an economics professor and educational administrator in Utah.

James R. Kearl was born on May 27, 1947 in Logan, Utah. He earned his bachelor's degree at Utah State University, then obtained a law degree at Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1974 he joined the economics faculty at Brigham Young University. During his time at BYU he has served as Associated Academic Vice President (1989-1991). He has also served as a special assistant to the United States Secretary of Defense (1983-1984), a member of United States Census Bureau Advisory Board on Population Statistics (1991-1994), and as chair of the Food and Care Coalition Board (2005- ).


7 cartons (7 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in three series: 1. Research, 1974-1991. 2. Correspondence, 1974-1991. 3. Teaching papers, 1974-1991.

Maintained in original order (by subject).

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in March 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; March 2010.


Part of University Archives; college records (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Related Materials

See also the Department of Economics faculty and prominent alumni files (UA 5290), and the Department of Economics records (UA 1231).

Processing Information

Processed; Kayla Quinney; March 2010.

Register of the J. R. Kearl papers
Kayla Quinney
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