Wesley H. Hillendahl papers

Wesley H. Hillendahl papers

Dates: 1962-1981

Includes newsletters, correspondence, speeches, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, rosters, charts, maps, meeting minutes, programs, photographs, and other miscellaneous papers. The materials relate to Hillendahl's work as director of business research and document much of the economy of Hawaii. The correspondence refers to Hillendahl's contact with various states regarding taxation legislation. Many of the papers also deal with his participation in community organizations. The papers span from 1962-1981.

  • Extent: 20 boxes (10 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Hillendahl, Wesley H. (Wesley Harrington), 1921-1995
  • Call Number: MSS 1896
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Wesley H. Hillendahl 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 1896; Wesley H. Hillendahl papers; 20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1896, LTPSC.
Custodial History
The original three boxes were donated by Hillendahl in 1983. Seventeen additional boxes were found in the stacks in 2008 and added to the three boxes.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Wesley H. Hillendahl; 1983. Found; stacks; 2008.
Subject Terms
Bank of Hawaii. Dept. of Business Research; Associations, institutions, etc.--Hawaii; Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce; Civic Activism; Clubs and Societies; Economics and Banking; Hawaii--Economic conditions; Politics, Government, and Law; Public Finance; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Letters; Newsletters; Pamphlets; Photographs; Programs; Speeches, addresses, etc., American
Processing Information
Processed; Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
Appraisal Information
20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Americana because of Hillendahl's residency and work in the west.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Hillendahl (Wesley H.) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-08T11:42-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Wesley H. Hillendahl (1921-1995) was the vice president and director of business research of the Bank of Hawaii.

Wesley H. Hillendahl received his mechanical engineering degree with distinction in 1942. He received his MBA from the Graduate School of Business Administration in 1949. He worked in many positions for different companies through out his career including vice president and director of business research of the Bank of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii; industrial economist for the Stanford Research Institute; partner of a management consulting firm in Southern California; a market research director of the aerophysics development division of the Curtis Wright Corp. in Santa Barbara, California; a district engineer and various sales positions for the Union Carbide Corp.; and he conducted aeronautical and thermodynamics engineering research (represented NACA while on active duty in US Navy for 3 years) at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (now NASA).

Hillendahl was also a part of clubs such as the Hawaii Economic Association (VP, 69), the American Society of Appraisers, the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, the National Planning Association, and many other groups. He was also a part of the community in various clubs and organizations: the Hawaii Visitors Bureau Research Committee (where he served as a chairman), the Interim Committee on Travel Industry, the Oahu Development Conference, the Urban Renewal Committee, the Pacific Club, the Rotary Club of Honolulu, the State of Hawaii Civil Defense Division, and various others.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts