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Diane Campbell collection of Weller family history materials

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8564

Scope and Contents

Materials consist of scanned copies on DVD of one autobiography, "With God, All Things Are Possible," by Walter H. Kindt, dated 2009, three record books, one of births, one of baptisms, and one of temple work done for ancestors, dated 1917 to 2009, and scrapbooks dated approximately 1950. Information for Dale and Mary Hair and their ancestors are included. Dated 1917 to 2009.


  • 1917-2013


Language of Materials

Materials in English, with some correspondence in German.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

Mary Magdalene Weller Hair was born on July 10, 1933, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to parents Gustav August and Gertrud Margarete Martin Weller. She graduated from high school in Kamas, Utah. She married Dale William Hair on August 15, 1951, and together they had 17 children.

Mary and Dale have served two missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - one in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and one in Springfield, Missouri. As of 2014, they were serving another mission in the Provo, Utah Family History Training Center.

Biographical / Historical

Diane Hair Campbell was born on August 5, 1960, the younger twin, and eighth of 17 children born to Dale William and Mary Magdalene Weller Hair. She graduated from Orem High School in 1978, and Brigham Young University in 2013. Diane was married in December 1978, and had five children. After a divorce, Diane married Donald Ruel Campbell, and they adopted each other's children for a total of 14 children.

As of 2014, Campbell lives in Utah.

Biographical / Historical

Walter H. Kindt was born on November 15, 1923, in Germany, to parents Johannes Erich Paul and Frieda Fritz Kindt. He was educated as a surveyor before serving in the German Army during World War II. After the war, he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in East Germany for five years. After his mission, he moved to America and settled in the Milwaukee area. He served as a stake missionary for two years.

Walter married Rose Steinmann on June 8, 1955, in Mesa, Arizona, and together they had seven children.

Soon after his marriage, Walter was called to be a bishop in the Chicago Stake. He later served as part of a stake presidency, as the mission president of the Central German Mission, as a regional representative over Europe, New England, Ohio, and Minnesota, as a mission president's counselor to four different Mission Presidents, and finally as a sealer in the Chicago Temple.

Walter loved to draw, and as a youth, would sell his pictures to make a little money on the side. While on his first mission, he discovered that he could support himself on his mission by selling charts that showed a timeline from Adam to Christ. After coming to the United States, he worked in the field of advertising, marketing, and printing. He later retired as the Production Director of Kohl's Department Stores.

Kindt passed away on August 15, 2010, in Wisconsin, and is buried in Mesa, Arizona.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Custodial History

The materials were written by Diane Hair Campbell and Mary Magdalene Weller Hair, her mother. Mary then gave her books to Diane Campbell, her daughter. Diane donated the materials to the Harold B. Lee Library in 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Diane Campbell; 2014.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Margaret Weddle, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2014.

Register of Diane Campbell collection of Weller family history materials
In Progress
Margaret Weddle
2014 October 13
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States