S. Kent Brown slides of ancient documents

S. Kent Brown slides of ancient documents

Dates: 1970-1980

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.

  • Extent: 8 folders (0.3 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brown, S. Kent
  • Call Number: MSS 6781
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Alternative Format
See also the Nicene Creed (LC 6552 .U8 R48x no.36-45).
Conditions of Use
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.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6781; S. Kent Brown slides of ancient documents; 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6781, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 2005, the photographs were taken by the donor.
Acquisition Information
Donated; S. Kent Brown; 2005.
Related Material
See also The Copts and Christian civilization collection (LC 6552 .U8 R48x no.36-45).
Subject Terms
Catholic Church--History; Catholic Church--Theology; Catholicism; Manuscripts--Slides; Material Types; Religion
Genre / Form
Slides (Photography)
Nicene Creed
Processing Information
Processed; Whitney Parry; 2009.
Appraisal Information
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.
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Finding Aid Title
Brown (S. Kent) slides of ancient documents
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Whitney Parry, student assistant
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T11:06-0600
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Biographical Info:

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.

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