Oral history interview with Alexander Hedquist

Oral history interview with Alexander Hedquist

Dates: 1964

Interview by Newbern I. Butt with Alexander Hedquist concerning his experiences as a student at the Brigham Young Academy, c. 1886-1888.

  • Extent: 5 p. (unbound transcript). -- 1 sound tape reel (20 min.)
  • Creator: Butt, Newbern I. (Newbern Isaac). -- Hedquist, Alexander, 1872-1965
  • Call Number: UA OH 13
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 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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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Alexander Hedquist oral history interview must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Includes related transcription material.
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Initial citation: UA OH 13; Oral history interview with Alexander Hedquist; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA OH 13, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Maw, Margaret, 1874-1966; ZCMI Warehouse (Provo, Utah); Banks and banking--Utah; Business enterprises--Utah; Material Types; Oral Histories
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Part of University Archives; department records (University Archives collecting policy July 2003).
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Hedquist (Alexander) oral history interview
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Finding aid prepared by Jennifer Kim
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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.

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