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Wesley H. Hillendahl papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1896

Scope and Contents note

Includes newsletters, correspondence, speeches, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, rosters, charts, maps, meeting minutes, programs, photographs, and other miscellaneous papers. The materials relate to Hillendahl's work as director of business research and document much of the economy of Hawaii. The correspondence refers to Hillendahl's contact with various states regarding taxation legislation. Many of the papers also deal with his participation in community organizations. The papers span from 1962-1981.

Dates

  • 1962-1981

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Wesley H. Hillendahl papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Wesley H. Hillendahl (1921-1995) was the vice president and director of business research of the Bank of Hawaii.

Wesley H. Hillendahl received his mechanical engineering degree with distinction in 1942. He received his MBA from the Graduate School of Business Administration in 1949. He worked in many positions for different companies through out his career including vice president and director of business research of the Bank of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii; industrial economist for the Stanford Research Institute; partner of a management consulting firm in Southern California; a market research director of the aerophysics development division of the Curtis Wright Corp. in Santa Barbara, California; a district engineer and various sales positions for the Union Carbide Corp.; and he conducted aeronautical and thermodynamics engineering research (represented NACA while on active duty in US Navy for 3 years) at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (now NASA).

Hillendahl was also a part of clubs such as the Hawaii Economic Association (VP, 69), the American Society of Appraisers, the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, the National Planning Association, and many other groups. He was also a part of the community in various clubs and organizations: the Hawaii Visitors Bureau Research Committee (where he served as a chairman), the Interim Committee on Travel Industry, the Oahu Development Conference, the Urban Renewal Committee, the Pacific Club, the Rotary Club of Honolulu, the State of Hawaii Civil Defense Division, and various others.

Extent

20 boxes (10 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

Includes newsletters, correspondence, speeches, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, rosters, charts, maps, meeting minutes, programs, photographs, and other miscellaneous papers. The materials relate to Hillendahl's work as director of business research and document much of the economy of Hawaii. The correspondence refers to Hillendahl's contact with various states regarding taxation legislation. Many of the papers also deal with his participation in community organizations. The papers span from 1962-1981.

Custodial History note

The original three boxes were donated by Hillendahl in 1983. Seventeen additional boxes were found in the stacks in 2008 and added to the three boxes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Wesley H. Hillendahl; 1983.

Found; stacks; 2008.

Appraisal note

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

Processing Information note

Processed; Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
Title
Register of Wesley H. Hillendahl papers, 1962-1981
Status
Completed
Author
Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator
Date
2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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