Announcing the Complete Collected Works of Hugh Nibley
On March 31, 1985, Hugh Nibley will celebrate his 75th birthday. “The time has come,” says Gary Gillum, “to compile and publish the Complete Collected Works of Hugh Nibley.” F.A.R.M.S. is pleased to announce that arrangements for this significant publication have now been made. This monumental series will be jointly published by Dr. Nibley, F.A.R.M.S. and Deseret Book Company, with the cooperation of Bookcraft and others. This series culminates six F.A.R.M.S. projects involving the Nibley collection, including the Nibley bibliography, archive, reprint service, topical index, source index, and scriptural index.
Hugh Nibley, one of the most prolific LDS scholars on ancient history and the scriptures, has written extensively over the past 45 years. His Collected Works, which will comprise 13 to 16 volumes, will be topically arranged to permit easy reference. The topics include Ancient History, Old Testament and Apocrypha, New Testament and Early Christianity. Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covevnants, Pearl of Great Price, Education, Politics and Society. It is hoped that the Old Testament volume will be published in time for use with the Sunday School Gospel Doctrine lessons on the Old Testament in 1986. The Entire set is expected to be completed in five years.
This publication is an ambitious project, yet one which will preserve the Nibley corpus and make it available to generations of readers for decades to come. Anyone interested in assisting with editing, footnote checking, or otherwise, please contact the F.A.R.M.S. office (378-3295). Making a donation in honor of Dr. Nibley’s birthday is another way you might want to help.
The F.A.R.M.S. Archive will continue to make each Nibley paper available on an individual mail order basis. A new 1985 catalog of Nibley materials is now available. Use the enclosed order form if you are interested in getting one!