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Waltraud Weissenbach papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7944

Scope and Contents

Contains letters from Waltraut Weisenbach to Dale Fletcher during the period of 1975 to 1978. The letters chronicle their professional relationship and the path to display her art at Brigham Young University. Also includes clippings, postcards, and a notebook.


  • 1975-1978


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

Biographical History

Dale Thompson Fletcher (1929-1990) was a Mormon art professor in Utah.

Dale Thompson Fletcher was born on February 21, 1929 in Logan, Utah to Calvin Fletcher and Clara Irene Thompson. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served a mission for the Church in Northern California. Fletcher received his bachelor's degree from Utah State University, and his master's from the University of California, Berkeley. He married Leone Woolley on June 6, 1962 in the Logan Utah Temple, and they had five children. A painter, Fletcher taught art at South Cache High School in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also taught art and art history at Brigham Young University (BYU) from 1965 to 1978. In 1979 he and his wife were divorced; he later married Darlene Linford at St. Luke's of the Mountain in La Crescenta, California. After resigning from BYU he pursued pyramidology, working as a teacher-author at the Rutherford Institute of Pyramidology.

Biographical History

Waltraud Weissenbach (1919-1985) was a Mormon artist in Austria.

Waltraud Weissenbach was born on August 7, 1919 in Spittal an der Drau, Austria. She studied graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna from 1943 to 1945. She began teaching art classes in Spittal in 1948 to help support her family. In 1960, she was taught by missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and joined the Church. She died in Spittal on May 10, 1985.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Materials have been left in their original order.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Museum of Art in 1992.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Museum of Art; 1992.


LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007).

The collection provides insight into the life of Waltraud Weissenbach, a Mormon woman in Austria.

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.

Register of the Waltraud Weissenbach papers
Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
12 March 2012
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