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Carl B. Waln papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4091

Scope and Contents

Contains journals, photographs, books, business and personal files, scrapbooks, Rosebud Sioux Tribe files, and other items related to Waln's personal life as well as Rosebud Sioux Tribe affairs. Materials produced throughout Waln's personal life and his time as chief of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. Dated 1960-2017.


  • 1960-2017


Conditions Governing Access

Donor restricted until December 2031; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

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

Carl Bryan Waln was born in 1938. A rancher in South Dakota, he owns 300 acres, leasing an additional 5,200 acres. Waln became involved in tribal government after attending Black Hills State College and receiving an AA degree. He was inaugurated as Chief of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota in 1981. Waln was one of the founding directors of the All Indian Rodeo Concept in 1966.


22 boxes (11 linear ft.)

2 oversize boxes (2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Carl Waln donated these items to L. Tom Perry Special Collections in three donations between 1993 and 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Carl B. Waln; 1993.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Carl B. Waln; 2002.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Carl B. Waln; July 2017.


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; Garrett Schroath; 2011.

Processing Information

Processed; Maddi Landrith; March 2018.

Register of Carl B. Waln Papers
In Progress
Garrett Schroath
2011 May 19
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