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Hugh Nibley photographs of himself, approximately 1910-1999, bulk: bulk approximately 1950-1985

 Sub-Series — Box: 289, Folder: 1-15
Identifier: MSS 2721 Series 5 Sub-Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains black-and-white and color photographs collected by Hugh Nibley of himself. Materials date from approximately 1910 to 1999, bulk from approximately 1950 to 1985.


  • approximately 1910-1999
  • Majority of material found within approximately 1950-1985


Conditions Governing Access

Photographs: Condition restricted. Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

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

From the Collection:

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.


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