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George Arne Vaieland and Aslaug Haviland scrapbooks and memoir

George Arne Vaieland and Aslaug Haviland scrapbooks and memoir

Dates: 1913-2007

Collection contains materials from the life of Aslaug Haviland created, acquired, and assembled by her son, George Arne Haviland. Materials include biographical and autobiographical items, letters, photographs, and printed material and ephemera. It also includes an autobiographical memoir written by Aslaugh Haviland in 1977.

  • Extent: 1 oversize box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Haviland, Aslaug, 1913-2003. -- Vaieland, George Arne
  • Call Number: MSS 6864
  • 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.
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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 the George Arne Vaieland and Aslaug Haviland scrapbooks and memoir 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 6864 ; George Arne Vaieland and Aslaug Haviland scrapbooks and memoir; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6864, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by George Arne Vaieland.
Acquisition Information
Donated; George Arne Vaieland.
Subject Terms
Haviland, Aslaug, 1913-2003; Deafblind women--United States--History; Material Types; Scrapbooks
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Nicholas James Walker, student manuscript processor; 2009.
Appraisal Information
LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Vaieland (George Arne) and Haviland (Aslaug) scrapbooks and memoir
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Nicholas Walker, student manuscript processor
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-08T09:23-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Aslaug Haviland was born Aslaug Sofie Johansen on January 19, 1913 in Oslo, Norway. Her parents were Anna Aas Johansen and Johan Sigvard Johansen. She contracted scarlet fever as a teenager. As a result of this illness her hearing and sight were seriously impaired. Aslaug studied at the School for the Deaf and Blind in Hamar, Norway. She married Arne Jens Vaieland in 1934. George Arne Vaieland was born to the couple on September 1, 1941. The family immigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1952. Auslag and Arne divorced, after which Aslaug and George immigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah, in October 1958. Aslaug married Fred Eugene Haviland 7 July 1967 in Salt Lake City. Here the couple would reside and Aslaug would continue her remarkable life as an advocate and inspiration to the deaf/blind community as well as an inspiration to those not deaf and blind. In the 1980s Aslaug and Fred moved to Orangevale, California. It was there in her Orangevale home that Aslaug Haviland died 6 January 2003.

Biographical History

George Arne Vaieland was born September 1, 1941 to Aslaug Sofie and Arne Jens Vaieland. An only child, he lived with his family in Oslo, Norway until they immigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1952. George immigrated to the United States in October of 1958 with his mother. They resided in Murray, Utah, where George finished his high school education. From 1961 to 1964 George served a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Denmark. George and his wife Lena were married in the 1960s and lived in Maryland while attending Montgomery College. George and Lena had three children: Jo, Jon Karl, and Nancy. George received a bachelor's degree from Utah State University in 1970, and in 1972 he received his master's degree in Education from Brigham Young University. From 1972 to 1974 he was a counselor at Box Elder High School in Brigham City, Utah. In 1974, George was hired as Assistant Director of Admissions, Brigham Young University, where he worked until his retirement in 2007. From 1961 to 2004 he served as an Intelligence Officer in the Utah Army National Guard, fulfilling numerous international assignments. After George's retirement from Brigham Young University in 2007, he relocated to Henderson, Nevada.

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