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Hugh Nibley papers about family, 1934-2006

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2721 Series 1 Sub-Series 3

Scope and Contents

Contains poems, newspaper clippings, obituaries, articles, maps, letters, and other papers. Contents are by or about Hugh Nibley's family members including Alexander Neibaur, Charles W. Nibley, Martha Nibley Beck, and many others. Some items are also about religious topics. Materials date from 1934 to 2006.


  • 1934-2006


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 publish material from the Hugh Nibley papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Martha Nibley Beck (1962-) is a sociologist and author in Arizona.

Martha Nibley Beck was born November 29, 1962 to Hugh and Phyllis Nibley. She graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Sociology. She later taught at Brigham Young University. She left the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1993 after criticizing Church leaders' decisions. Since then, she has worked as a life coach and writes for O--The Oprah Magazine.

Biographical History

Hugh Nibley (1910-2005) was a religion professor and author in Utah. He is well known for his writings on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Hugh Winder Nibley was born March 27, 1910 to Alexander and Agnes Sloan Nibley in Portland, Oregon. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany from 1927 to 1929. Nibley received a PhD in 1938 from the University of California at Berkeley after already graduating in history from UCLA with highest honors in 1934. He then served in the United States Army during the Second World War. In 1946 he married Phyllis Ann Draper and together they had nine children. Nibley began teaching ancient scripture and ancient history at Brigham Young University also in 1946 and he retired in 1975. He is well known as an apologist for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Hugh Nibley died in Provo, Utah on February 24, 2005.


1 box

11 folders

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