Christen Jensen papers

Christen Jensen papers

Dates: 1903-1961

The papers involving 1/2 foot of material were deposited in the University Archives in August of 1974 by Bertrand F. Harrison, retired BYU faculty member and son-in-law to Christen Jensen. The papers were generated by Jensen and date from 1930-1961. His tenure and appointments at BYU were as follows: assistant professor for Political Science and History, 1908-1961; professor 1911; acting dean of College of Applied Science, 1924-1929; acting president, 1929-1940 and 1949-1950; dean of graduate school, 1929-1940, and acting dean, 1953; and professor Emeritus for Hisory and Political Science, 1949-1961.

  • Extent: 1 carton (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Jensen, Christen, 1881-1961
  • Call Number: UA 96
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Christen Jensen collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.
Index/Finding aid Register located in repository.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: UA 96; Christen Jensen papers; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 96, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Files were mostly generated while serving as Dean of College and Graduate School or as professor of Political Science and History.
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File-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Harris, Franklin Stewart, 1884-1960; Wilkinson, Ernest L., 1899-1978; Colleges and Universities; Education
Genre / Form
Corporate minutes; Letters; Memorandums; Reports
Processing Information
Processed; Hollis Scott.
Appraisal Information
Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
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Finding Aid Title
Jensen, (Christen) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-17T04:25-0700
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Biographical History

History and political science professor; Graduate School dean, 1929-1948; acting president of Brigham Young University, 1949-1951; and professor emeritus of history and political science.

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