William J. Hafen personal history

William J. Hafen personal history

Dates: 1997

Contains information about his life to 1964 including childhood; education; military life, including experiences as a paratrooper and in riggers school during World War II; church callings; occupations, including work at Brigham Young University; and genealogy sheets. Also includes photographic images of him at various points in his life.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.10 linear ft.) : (42 leaves)
  • Creator: Hafen, William J., 1924
  • Call Number: MSS SC 2978
  • 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: 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 William J. Hafen personal history 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 SC 2978; William J. Hafen personal history; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 2978, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by William J. Hafen in 1999.
Acquisition Information
Donated; William J. Hafen; 1999.
Subject Terms
Brigham Young University. Department of Physical Education; Hafen, William J., 1924-; United States. Army--Parachute troops; Colleges and Universities; Home and Family; Social Life and Customs; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Typescripts
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Hafen (William J.) personal history
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-02T04:04-0700
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Biographical note

Intramural Director at BYU, 1954-1959, 1960-1961. Director of Physical Education Service Program, 1960-1962. In Department of Recreation, 1962-1968. Chairman of Department of Recreation, 1968-1993.

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