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Lehi F. Hintze publications

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3301

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the publications of Lehi F. Hintze from 1948 to 2009. These publications include papers, abstracts, geologic an survey maps, open-files reports, books, and articles. Present also, is a copy of his "Geologic History of Utah" and several other widely used publications.


  • 1948-2009


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 Lehi F. Hintze publications must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Lehi F. Hintze graduated from the University of Utah in the spring of 1941 in Geology. He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Field Artillery during WWII from 1941 to 1945. He returned and received his Ph.D at Columbia. Dr. Hintze has spent a lifetime committed to studying, mapping, writing and teaching about the geology of Utah. Hintze joined the faculty at BYU in 1955, where he served as a professor of geology until he retired in 1986. He also served as chair of the Department of Geology from 1962 to 1969. He has published more than 100 geologic quadrangle maps on Utah Geology and has compiled geologic maps of the entire state at several different scales. In addition, Hintze's book, "Geologic History of Utah" (1972), has become the standard reference work on the geology of Utah for geologists from around the world. Its third edition, published in 2009, whas co-authored with Dr. Bart J. Kowellis. Dr. Hintze was awarded the first "Lehi Hintze Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Geology of Utah," presented by the Utah Geological Survey and the Utah Geological Association in October 2003. The Department of Geological Sciences is one of seven departments in the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. The faculty of the Department of Geology consists of 15 (tenure-track) professors and a varying number of adjunct and part-time faculty members representing the core of the earth and environmental sciences. The Department has about 80 undergraduate majors and 30 graduate students. Women comprise about 45% of the undergraduate students and about 30% of the graduate students in the Department.


6 boxes (3 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Finding aid available online and in the Special Collections Reference area.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated;Lehi F. Hintze;May 2006.


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 Lehi F. Hintze publications
Amy Perez
4 April 2011
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