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Dean Hughes papers

Identifier: MSS 1981

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, and book drafts. The materials relate to Hughes' writing and publishing career. The correspondence is between Hughes and his publishers. Material dates from 1937-2014, bulk 1961-2014.


  • 1937-2014
  • Majority of material found within 1961-2014


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 Dean Hughes papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Dean Hughes (b. 1943) is a Mormon fiction author in Utah.

Dean Hughes was born on August 24, 1943 in Ogden, Utah. He's a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a missionary in Germany. He attended Weber State University, where he studied English, and later received master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Washington.

In 1966 Hughes married Kathleen Hurst and they have three children. Kathleen and he were public affairs missionaries in Nauvoo later in their lives.

After completing his education, Hughes taught English at Central Missouri State University and at Brigham Young University. He has had a productive writing career, authoring over one hundred books.


7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)

20 cartons (20 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Given as a gift by Dean Hughes in 2015.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifted; Dean Hughes; June 8, 2015.


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; Sadie Hutchinson; 2015.

Register of Dean Hughes papers
Megan Furcini
2011 May 4
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