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Dan Wells literary manuscripts

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8073

Scope and Contents

Contains manuscripts of fantasy fiction novels written by Mormon and Utah native author and Brigham Young University graduate Dan Wells. They include titles such as: I Don't Want to Kill You, I Am Not a Serial Killer, Partials, Fragments, Ruins, Full of Holes, Mr. Monster, Ones and Zeroes, Bluescreen, Deeper Into Chaos, and Bubonicon 44. Each manuscript was typewritten with some having annotations. Materials dated 2000-2016.


  • 2000-2016


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 Dan Wells literary manuscripts must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Dan Wells (1977- ) is a Mormon author in Utah.

Dan Wells was born on March 4, 1977. He grew up in Utah as the son of two avid readers. His parents' love for books lead him to spend most of his days reading in libraries. This passion for reading followed him into college where he received a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in English with an emphasis in writing and editing.

He has worked as a marketing and advertising writer for local corporations and has volunteered on a small press in SF magazine working on The Leading Edge. He has written several books and short stories, his most famous being the John Cleaver series and the Partials series.

Dan Wells lives in Orem, Utah with his wife and four children.


9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Materials were donated by Dan Wells in 2012 and 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Dan Wells; 2012, 2017.


Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).


Dan Wells retains copyright for the Dan Wells papers.


2 novels are undated: Full of Holes Box 8 Folder 1-2. Mr. Monster Box 8 Folder 3-4.

Processing Information

Processed; Lora Patterson; 2012. Processed; Aubrey Wride; 2014. Processed; Nate Burroughs; 2017

Register of Dan Wells literary manuscripts
Lora Patterson
2012 August 30
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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