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S. Kent Brown slides of ancient documents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6781

Scope and Contents note

Collection contains slides made from photographs taken during the 1970s or 1980s of ancient documents held by the Harold B. Lee Library, including images of the library's copy of the Nicene Creed.


  • 1970-1980


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from S. Kent Brown slides of ancient documents must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

S. Kent Brown was a religion professor at Brigham Young University.

S. Kent Brown was a professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University (Ph.D., Brown University). He taught for over thirty years at Brigham Young University, where he also served as the Director of FARMS and on the executive council of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. He served as the director of the Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies from 1993 to 1996. He was a fellow of the American Research Center in Egypt, where he worked on ostraca at the Coptic Museum in Old Cairo. He has also been a fellow of the David M. Kennedy Center in Provo. He is also a member of the Board of Editors for the Encyclopedia of Mormonism. His degrees include a B.A. in 1967 from the University of California at Berkeley in Classical Greek, with a minor in Near Eastern languages, and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Brown University in 1972, with an emphasis in New Testament and Early Christian Studies. Brown has written and edited a wide variety of books dealing with Lehi, the Book of Mormon, Judaism between Malachi and the New Testament, the New Testament and Pearl of Great Price. Brown was a consultant in the production of the film The Prince of Egypt. He is married to the former Gayle Oblad; they are the parents of five children and the grandparents of sixteen grandchildren.


8 folders (0.3 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



This collection contains slides made from photographs taken during the 1970s or 80s of a copy of the Nicene Creed.

Custodial History note

Donated in 2005, the photographs were taken by the donor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; S. Kent Brown; 2005.

Appraisal note

This collection belongs in the 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana because the photographs were taken during the 1900s by a professor here at Brigham Young University. They are also important because they contain photographs of sections of the Nicene Creed that were lost during a move of the department.

Existence and Location of Copies note

See also the Nicene Creed (LC 6552 .U8 R48x no.36-45).

Related Archival Materials note

See also The Copts and Christian civilization collection (LC 6552 .U8 R48x no.36-45).

Processing Information note

Processed; Whitney Parry; 2009.

Register of S. Kent Brown slides of ancient documents
Whitney Parry, student assistant
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