Alexander and Vivia Hedquist papers
Alexander and Vivia Hedquist papers
Collection deals with Provo politics and culture from the turn of the century until the death of Alexander Hedquist in 1965. Includes a wide range of documents from newspapers, ledger books, Provo school curricula and diplomas, along with Provo business activities, primarily with the Hedquist Drugstore. The papers include newspaper clippings, printed matter and correspondence related to Hedquist Pharmacy (Provo, Utah); Farmers' and Merchants' Bank of Provo; and Walker Bank (Salt Lake City, Utah). Also includes some printed material related to Brigham Young University and Franklin Harris fromt the mid-20th century. Correspondence includes letters to Alex Hedquist assembled/signed by the Past Presidents of Provo Chamber of Commerce.Hedquist Pharmacy materials include a scrapbook of drug prescriptions (1881 to turn of 20th century); much of comes from the predecessor of Hedquist Pharmacy which is Palace Drug, owned by R.S. Heinz. The prescriptions include various crude pharmaceuticals which were mixed and packaged by the pharmacy.
- Extent: 6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
- Creator: Hedquist, Alexander, 1872-1965. -- Hedquist, Vivia, 1885-1962
- Call Number: MSS 1844
- Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
- 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 Alexander and Vivia Hedquist 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 1844; Alexander and Vivia Hedquist papers; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1844, LTPSC.
- Custodial History
- Collection was donated by a daughter, Dorothy Hedquist Rowe, of Provo, who gathered the documents from various family members and presented them to Brigham Young University.
- Acquisition Information
- Donated; Mary Carol Hedquist Allred and Dorothy Hedquist Rowe; 2004.
- Other Finding Aids
- File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS1844.xml
- Subject Terms
- City and Town Life; Provo (Utah)--History--Sources; Provo (Utah)--Politics and government--History--Sources; Social Life and Customs
- Genre / Form
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Letters; Scrapbooks
- Appraisal Information
- Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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- Finding Aid Title
- Hedquist (Alexander and Vivia) papers
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Megan Furcini
- Finding Aid Creator
- This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:34-0600
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- Biographical Info:
Alexander Hedquist (1872-1965) was a student at Brigham Young Academy, a banker, and a businessman.
Alexander Hedquist was born August 9, 1872, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The family moved to Provo in 1885 to improve the educational opportunities of the children. Hedquist attended Brigham Young Academy for three years. During this time he was awarded a certificate for being one of the two best spellers in the district. Mr. Hedquist was the Chamber of Commerce President from 1934 to 1936. Hedquist married Lovina Strong in 1897, but she died in 1908. He married Ella Vivia Finlayson in 1919. Hedquist died on February 5, 1965.
Vivia Hedquist (1885-1962) was the wife of Alexander Hedquist.
Ella Vivia Finlayson Hedquist was born February 2, 1885 in Payson, Utah. She married Alexander Hedquist on June 5, 1916. The two had six children together. She died September 17, 1962.
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