Orval Hafen papers

Orval Hafen papers

Dates: 1934-1964

Bound typescripts; clippings and letters (some photocopies). The collection includes a detailed personal journal, obituaries, articles describing Hafen's life, letters from private citizens and elected officials concerning legislation. The collection describes the observations, opinions and experiences of Hafen, his business, family, friends and politics.

  • Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Hafen, Orval, 1903-1964
  • Call Number: MSS 1413
  • 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: Collection restricted; permission of the family required to read, cite or publish.
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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 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 1413; Orval Hafen papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1413, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Gift of the Hafen family, 1974; David Thomas, 1975.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Hafen family and David Thomas; 1974-1975.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS1413.xml
Subject Terms
Arrowhead Petroleum Company; Dixie College; Dixie Cooperative Produce Association; Hafen, John, 1862-1946; Hafen, Lenora Knight, 1862-1913; Hafen, Ruth Clark, 1909-; Republican Party (Utah); Cooperative societies--Utah; Legislators--Utah; Petroleum industry and trade--Utah; Political Campaigns; Politics, Government, and Law; Saint George (Utah)--History; United States--Politics and government--20th century; Utah--Politics and government
Genre / Form
Diaries; Letters
Windows of heaven
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Hafen (Orval) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Andrea Wyss
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-10-07T15:12-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Utah state legislator.

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