Noel B. Reynolds papers

Noel B. Reynolds papers

Dates: 1966-2011

Collection contains personal files including correspondence, research files, and course materials. The correspondence includes both personal and professional subject material. Included in the research files are the works of theorists of law and economy. The course materials contain those collected by Noel B. Reynolds at Harvard University as a student, as well as those collected at Brigham Young University as a faculty member in the Political Science Department. Materials date from between 1966 and 2011.

  • Extent: 7 cartons (7 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Reynolds, Noel B.
  • Call Number: MSS 7935
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Arranged in four series: 1. Correspondence, 1981-1997. 2. Research files, undated. 3. Faculty course materials, 1978-2011. 4. Personal course materials, 1966-1985. The original order of these materials was maintained.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Noel B. Reynolds papers 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 7935; Noel B. Reynolds papers; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7935, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Noel B. Reynolds in July 2011.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Noel B. Reynolds; July 2011.
Subject Terms
Reynolds, Noel B.--Archives; Colleges and Universities; Economics--Research; Education; Law--Research
Genre / Form
Letters; Outlines
Processing Information
Processed; Dani Peterson; August 2011.
Appraisal Information
Part of University Archives; college records (University Archives collecting policy February 2010).
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Finding Aid Title
Reynolds (Noel B.) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Dani Peterson
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-09-21T17:33-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Noel B. Reynolds (born 1942) is a political science professor at Brigham Young University.

After earning a Ph.D. in the Department of Government at Harvard University in 1971, Noel B. Reynolds accepted a position at Brigham Young University in the political science department. His honors and positions held include the chair of the Department of Philosophy, the Honors Program Professor of the Year, the associate academic vice president, the director of the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS), and the executive director of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Reynolds has also served as a visiting faculty member at Harvard University, the University of Edinburgh, and BYU's Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies.

Noel B. Reynolds has completed significant research and work on subjects ranging from Plato's political theory, constitutionalism and the rule of law, to authorship studies, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Book of Mormon.

In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Reynolds has served as a bishop, a stake president, and a mission president. He is married to Sydney Smith Reynolds, the first counselor in the general Primary presidency from 1999 to 2005, and they have eleven children.

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