Alexander and Vivia Hedquist ration books

Alexander and Vivia Hedquist ration books

Dates: approximately 1942-1945

Contains four ration books used during World War II. Two belong to Alexander Hedquist, the other two belong to Vivia Hedquist. Also includes some loose stamps. Dated approximately 1942-1945.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Hedquist, Alexander, 1872-1965. -- Hedquist, Vivia, 1885-1962
  • Call Number: MSS 7898
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Collection materials are arranged in their original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Alexander and Vivia Hedquist ration books 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 7898; Alexander and Vivia Hedquist ration books; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7898; LTPSC.
Custodial History
Found in the 20th Century curator's workroom in 2011.
Acquisition Information
Found; 20th Century Workroom; 2011.
Subject Terms
Food habits--Utah; Home and Family; Military; Politics, Government, and Law; Social Life and Customs; World War, 1939-1945
Genre / Form
Books; Postage stamps
Processing Information
Processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2013.
Appraisal Information
Utah political history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.I, August 2007.) Contains two ration books used in Provo, Utah during the Second World War.
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Finding Aid Title
Hedquist (Alexander and Vivia) ration books
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kelsey Samuelsen, student manscripts processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2013.
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:03-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

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.

Biographical History

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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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts