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Belle W. Hales diaries

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 11

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two typewritten diaries. Belle describes her activities as a homemaker and as a civic leader. She travelled extensively throughout the United States and attended various academic conferences with her husband, Wayne B. Hales. Most of the entries deal with trivial daily routines. Belle writes about sexual morality from a Mormon standpoint and relates anecdotes about a number of faculty members of Brigham Young University and about various apostles of the Mormon Church.


  • 1941-1962


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 publish material from the Belle W. Hales diaries, 1941-1962, must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Belle W. (Isabel [Isabella] Ethel Wilson) Hales was a homemaker and civic leader. She journaled her experiences. Isabel (Isabella) Ethel Wilson was born in Midway, Utah, in 1889 to James Brigham Wilson and Margaret Powell. She married Wayne Brockbank Hales in 1916. She was known as Belle W. Hales. Brother and Sister Hales had six children. Belle journaled her experiences and penned some poems. She traveled extensively throughout the United States and attended various academic conferences with her husband, Wayne.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.) : 2 volumes

Language of Materials



This collection contains two typewritten diaries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Wayne B. Hales; 1973.


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

Register of Belle W. Hales diaries
Garrett Schroath
2011 February 24
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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