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Martin B. and JoAnn E. Hickman papers

Identifier: MSS 2206

Scope and Contents

Contents includes handouts, notes, lecture material, exams, class rolls, and other materials used in political science courses. Includes photocopies of laws, judicial practices, state constitutions and other information pertaining to political science. Includes drafts of his biography of David M. Kennedy. Personal papers include correspondence, poetry, yearbooks, and other memorabilia. Collection also contains personal photographs and some matching negatives. Most of the materials are of Hickman's time while he was a Dean at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The rest of the materials deal with his time as Director at the BYU Jerusalem Center, his time as a student at Utah State University and the University of Utah, and his service as an infantryman during World War II. Materials dated 1925-2015.


  • 1925-2015


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted for five years until 2028.

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 / Historical

Martin B. Hickman (1925-1991) was a Mormon political science professor and academic administrator in Utah.

Martin Berkeley Hickman was born on May 16, 1925, in Monticello, Utah. He served in the military during WWII in the European theater from 1944-1946. He served a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1947-1949 in France. He married JoAnn Emmett on August 1, 1950, and they had six daughters. He received his Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, from the University of Utah in 1951, his Master’s Degree in 1952, and his Ph.D. in 1954. He has served in the U.S. Department of State, as consular and economic officer in Germany and in Hong Kong. He has worked as an associate professor of international relations and as a professor of political science at Brigham Young University. In 1970, Hickman became dean of the College of Social Sciences at Brigham Young University and director of the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. Martin B. Hickman died on October 14, 1991, in Provo, Utah.

Biographical / Historical

JoAnn E. Hickman (1929-2012) was a Mormon wife and mother in Utah.

JoAnn Emmett Hickman was born on March 12, 1929, in Logan, Utah, to parents Henry Roland Emmett and Harriet Dudley. JoAnn married Martin Berkeley Hickman August 1, 1950, in Logan, Utah. Together they had 6 daughters. Martin was a professor and a dean at Brigham Young University, and JoAnn accompanied him on trips with students and/or friends to the Middle East. JoAnn died 21 years after her husband, on June 10, 2012.


24 cartons (24 linear ft.)

3 box (1.5 linear ft.)

4 oversize boxes (4.2 linear ft.)

7 folders (0.35 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in three series: 1. Martin B. Hickman professional papers, 1960-1989. 2. Martin B.and JoAnn E. Hickman personal papers, 1925-2015. 3. Martin B. and JoAnn E. Hickman personal photographs, 1930-1997.

Custodial History

Materials in first nine cartons of the collection were donated by JoAnn Hickman in 2002. The materials in cartons 10 through 14 were donated by Allison Hickman Warner, a daughter of Martin and JoAnn Hickman, in 2012. Materials in carton 15 of the collection were donated by Patricia Hickman Benn, a daughter of Martin B. and JoAnn E. Hickman, in 2015. 11 boxes and 1 oversized box were found in south storage in September 2017, unknown who donated these materials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; JoAnn Hickman; 2002.

Donated; Allison Hickman Warner; August 28, 2012.

Donated; Patricia Hickman Benn; December 29, 2015.

Materials found in storage; September 2017.


Faculty (University Archives Collection Development Policy, August 2015).

Related Materials

Additional information on Martin B. Hickman's military experiences may be found in the Martin B. Hickman papers (MSS 3054, 20th Century Repository).

Processing Information

Processed; Brian D. Reeves and Heather Robins; 2000.

Addendum to collection processed and collection to series level; McKinley Griffin, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator; November 2015.

Collection processed to file level; McKinley Griffin, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator; January 4, 2016.

Addendum to collection processed January 21, 2016.

Addendum to collection processed and collection to series level; Nathanael Burroughs, Manuscript Processing Specialist, and curator Cory Nimer; November 2017.

  • Periodicals, party invitations, posters of Martin B. Hickman's pedigree, and a DVD on David M. Kennedy.
Register of Martin B. and JoAnn E. Hickman papers
Brian D. Reeves and Heather Robins
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 Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States