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Walter S. Hedquist papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2130

Scope and Contents note

The Walter Hedquist papers include various business and legal records for the Hedquist Drug Store #1 and Hedquist Drug Store #2 (both on Center Street in downtown Provo), Inland Real Estate and Development Company, Utah Valley Investment Company, the Provo chapter of the Kiwanis Club (a civic organization), and Inter-Mountain Rexall Club (a regional retail pharmaceutical organization). The papers are also connected with Alex Hedquist, Walter’s father. Collection also includes certificates, postcards, a painting, and player piano music.


  • approximately 1918-1981


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Walter S. Hedquist papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Walter Hedquist was a Provo, Utah pharmacist and businessman, circa 1930 to 1986. His father Alex Hedquist was also a prominent Provo businessmen (see Alex’s papers under call number MSS 1844).


6 cartons (6 linear ft.)

1 oversize box (2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The Walter Hedquist papers include various business and legal records as well as Hedquist's personal papers. The papers are also connected with Alex Hedquist, Walter’s father. Collection also includes certificates, postcards, a painting, and player piano music.

Other Finding Aids note

Item-level inventory available online.

Custodial History note

Donated by Mary Carol (Hedquist) Allred and Norma Mitchell on May 4, 1999 and August 7, 2004.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Mary Carol (Hedquist) Allred and Norma Mitchell; 1999 and 2004.

Appraisal note

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

Related Materials

See also the Alex Hedquist papers (MSS 1844).

Separated Materials note

Books donated to the Harold B. Lee Library (general stacks) 29 books:

1. American Institute of Banking, "Bank Administration", 1953.

2. American Institute of Banking, "Commercial Law", 1947.

3. American Institute of Banking, "Negotiable Instruments", 1941, 1947.

4. American Institute of Banking, "Standard Economics", 1923.

5. Arnold, Oren, "The Widening Path-An Interpretive Record of Kiwanis", 1949.

6. Beard, Charles A. and Mary R., "The Rise of American Civilization", 1930.

7. Brigham Young University, "Brigham Young University National Champions", 1984.

8. Brigham Young University, Omega Nu-Honorary Journalism Fraternity, The "Wye" - Autumn Issue. 1939.

9. Buck, Pearl S., "American Unity and Asia", 1942.

10. Butterworth, Edwin Jr., "Brigham Young University-1000 Views of 100 Years", 1975.

11. Canada Year Book Handbook and Library Division Dominion Bureau of Statistics Ottawa "Canada-One Hundred 1867-1967", 1967.

12. Christensen, N. LaVerl, "Provo’s Two Tabernacles and the People Who Built Them", 1983.

13. Cowley, Matthew, "Matthew Cowley...Speaks", 1954.

14. Cvetic, Matt, "The Big Decision", 1959-60.

15. Dahl, Richard, "BYU’s Stan Watts-The Man and His Game", 1976.

16. Harlan, Hugh V., "History of Olympic Games-Ancient and Modern", 1931,1932,1964.

17. Heyerdahl, Thor, "Aku-Aku, The Secret of Easter Island", 1958.

18. Hunter, Estelle B., "A New Self-Teaching Course in Practical English and Effective Speech", 1930,1933,1935,1936.

19. James, Paul, "Cougar Tales", 1984.

20. Lilly, Eli and Co, "De Re Medicina", 1941.

21. Malmquist, O.N., "The First 100 Years-A History of the Salt Lake Tribune 1871-1971", 1971.

22. Merwin, Samuel, "Rise and Fight Again", 1935.

23. Noel, H. S. (Compiled and edited by) "The Modern Apothecary", 1941.

24. O’Brien, Frederick, "White Shadows in the South Seas", 1919.

25. Reuben H. Donnelley Corporation, "Modern Drugs", 1965.

26. Rock, Brad, and Warnick, Lee, "Greatest Moments in BYU Sports", 1984.

27. Russell, Dora (Mrs. Betrand), "The Right to be Happy", 1927.

28. Smith, George Adam, "The Historical Geography of the Holy Land", 1966.

29. Wilkinson, Ernest L., and Skousen, W. Cleon, "Brigham Young University-A School of Destiny", 1976.

Processing Information note

Processed; Harvard Heath and Jonathan Farrell; 2006.

Register of Walter S. Hedquist papers
Harvard Heath and Jonathan Farrell
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.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States