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Victor Walch papers

Identifier: MSS 9485

Scope and Contents

This collection includes personal journals of Victor and Carole Walch, certificates, year books, biographical histories, photographs, and a range of scrapbooks documenting Victor and Carole's lives, including family, mission service, military, and travel. Scrapbooks include photographs, letters, printed emails, cards, programs, official records, and other ephemera. Material dated 1934 to 2016.


  • 1934-2016


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

Victor Walch was born on July 19, 1934, to Lila Bean Walch and Charles Lloyd Walch in Union County, Oregon. He was raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He graduated from La Grande High School on May 28, 1952, and then went to study at Eastern Oregon College for two years.

Walch served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the California mission from October 1954 to September 1956. On April 26, 1957, he completed the basic army administration course as a private in the United States Army. Around the same time, he completed chaplain training for the army.

Walch married Carole Marie Foster in the Salt Lake Temple on September 4, 1958. He was awarded a bachelor of science degree from the University of Utah in 1960, and graduated from George Washington University with a bachelor of laws degree and practiced law as an attorney and counselor at law starting in 1965. In the 1980s and early 1990s, Walch was a part of the Rotary Club. He also served as a bishop and stake president in the North Hollywood Stake. He and his wife, Carole, served as mission presidents in the Utah Salt Lake City mission from September 1991 to April 1995. In 2001, Victor and Carole visited Greece. As of 2021, Walch was a resident of Utah.


23 cartons (23 linear ft.)

1 oversize box (0.6 linear ft.)

1 oversize folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



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

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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