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David B. Galbraith collection on the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies

David B. Galbraith collection on the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies

Dates: 1968-1994

Contains correspondence between Brigham Young University officials, leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and other people involved in the construction of the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. Also includes newspaper articles, written reports, video materials, and other material concerning the Jerusalem Center. Dates range from 1968 to 1994.

  • Extent: 1 carton (1 linear ft.). -- 2 oversize folders (0.5 linear ft.). -- 14 boxes (7 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Galbraith, David B.
  • Call Number: UA 952
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: This collection is restricted until 2052 or with permission from the L. Tom Perry Board of Curators and the Board of Trustees for the Jerusalem Center of Near Eastern Studies.
Languages and Scripts
English
Arrangement
This collection is in its original organization.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the David B. Galbraith collection on the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: UA 952; David B. Galbraith collection on the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: UA 952, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This collection was assembled by David Galbraith, who was an active participant in the affairs of the Jerusalem Center. Following the instruction of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland to Kelly Ogden, a number of boxes being stored in the basement of the Orem home of David Galbraith, relating to the history of BYU in Jerusalem, Israel, were delivered to the BYU Special Collections by Dann W. Hone in June, 2001. In 2013 an additional box was found and deliverd to the Brigham Young University Archives.
Acquisition Information
Assembled; David Galbraith. Delivered; David Galbraith via Dann W. Hone; 2001. Donated; David Galbraith; 2013.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA952.xml
Subject Terms
Faust, James E., 1920-2007; Galbraith, David B.; Hickman, Martin B. (Martin Berkeley), 1925-1991; Hillam, Ray C.; Holland, Jeffrey R., 1940-; Hunter, Howard W., 1907-1995; Kimball, Spencer W., 1895-1985; Kollek, Teddy, 1911-2007; Schwendiman, Fred A. (Fred Austin), 1919-2004; Colleges and Universities; Education; Jerusalem; Provo (Utah); Salt Lake City (Utah)
Genre / Form
Articles; Audiocassettes; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Letters; Notes; Photographs; Reports; Scrapbooks; Souvenirs (Keepsakes); Videotapes
Processing Information
Processed; David J. Whittaker, Judi Crisp and Erin Chapman; 2001. Processed; Joseph Wiest; January 2014.
Appraisal Information
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003). Part of University Archives; college records (University Archives collecting policy February 2010).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_UA952
Finding Aid Title
Galbraith (David B.) collection on the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by David J. Whittaker, Judi Crisp and Erin Chapman
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-02T04:16-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

David Brian Galbraith (1937- ) was the first director of the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies and Brigham Young University professor.

Galbraith was born on July 5, 1937 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada to Bruce Van and Beth Heninger Galbraith. He grew up in Raymond, Alberta, Canada, served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Swiss-Austrian mission. Galbraith graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in political science. Later, Galbraith obtained a MA in international relations, also from Brigham Young University. In 1963 Galbraith married Frieda Kruger of Amsterdam, Holland, whom he met in Israel. Galbraith was employed by the Department of Foreign Affairs in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In 1969, Galbraith returned to Israel where he obtained a Ph.D. in international relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Dr. Galbraith and his family lived in Jerusalem for 20 years where David Galbraith directed an American "study-abroad" program for Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. He was the director of the Jerusalem Center for 15 of the 20 years that they lived in Jerusalem and served as the first director of the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. Galbraith's responsibilities included heading the Israel-based team that developed and constructed a multi-million dollar educational center in Jerusalem in support of this program and act as liaison with various departments within the government of Israel.

In 1989, David Galbraith returned to teach at Brigham Young University as an associate professor of political science. Galbraith served as a stake president of the BYU 13th Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Later Galbraith served as a mission president to the Bulgaria Sofia mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from July 2000 to July 2003.

Administrative HIstory

Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center for Near Easter Studies (1989- ) is Brigham Young University's center for study in Jerusalem.

The Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies serves as the hub for Brigham Young University's study abroad program in Jerusalem. Brigham Young University students study and live at the Jerusalem Center during their stay in the Holy Land. Students study a core curriculum that focuses on Old and New Testament, ancient and modern Near Eastern studies, and either the Hebrew or Arabic language.

The Center itself is located on Mount Scopus overlooking the Mount of Olives, the Kidron Valley, and the Old City. The 125,000 square-foot, eight-level structure rests on five acres of gardens. The Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies contains dormitory and apartment facilities for students and faculty, cafeteria facilities, classrooms, gymnasium, computer facilities, library, various auditoriums and theaters, lecture rooms, and offices.

The Brigham Young University Center for Near Eastern Studies was dedicated by Howard W. Hunter then President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on May 16, 1989.



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