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Paul Hyer papers on Mongolia

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 612

Scope and Contents

Contains manuscripts used in preparation of "Mongolia's Culture and Society" (1979) and "A Mongolian Living Buddha" (1983). Also includes miscellaneous writings by Paul Hyer on Mongolia-China relationships.


  • approximately 1979-1982


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 Paul Hyer papers on Mongolia must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Paul Hyer (born 1926) is a history professor in Utah.

Paul Hyer is a professor of Asian history at Brigham Young University and the first coordinator of Asian Studies. He has traveled extensively through China and has devoted his academic life to the study of China and Mongolia.

Biographical History

Sechin Jagchid (born 1914) was a history professor in China and Utah.

Sechin Jagchid was born and raised in Mongolia. He was educated at the University of Peking and has taught history at the National Taiwan University, National Cheng-Chi University and Brigham Young University.


4 boxes (2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged into three series: 1. Paul Hyer manuscripts of Mongolia's Culture and Society. 2. Paul Hyer writings. 3. Paul Hyer manuscripts of A Mongolian Living Buddha.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Boxes 1 and 2, gift of Paul Hyer, 1980.

Boxes 3 and 4, gift of Hyer and Jagchid, 1982.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Paul Hyer; 1980.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Hyer and Jagchid; 1982.


University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Chad Orton; 1983.

Register of the Paul Hyer collection on Mongolia
Chad Orton
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US