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Colton W. Hill papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8327

Scope and Contents

Collection contains materials that are connected to service in the US Army in 1945-1946, and serving in Southwest Asia, Egypt, and Europe. It includes newspapers, several US magazines, tour flyers, military orders promoting Hill, and a letter from a friend back home.


  • Publication: 1945-1946


Language of Materials

Materials are in English, French, and Arabic.

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

Biographical History

Colton Wetten Zimro Hill (1912-1987) served in the US Army in World War 2, and collected newspapers from Europe, Southwest Asia, and Egypt in 1945-1946.

Colton W. Hill was born on January 13, 1912, in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, to parents William S. Hill and Emily M. Hill. He emigrated to the United States in 1914 and lived in California. On August 8, 1941, he married Minnie (Bonnie) Wright. In 1945, he entered the military, enlisting for the duration of the war, and spent some time in Europe, Southwest Asia, and Egypt, where he collected US military newspapers pertaining to the events of the day. He died on September 29, 1987, in Lynwood, California.


17 oversize folders (0.5 linear ft.)

1 half box (0.25 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Donated by Roger and Allene West in 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Roger and Allene West; 2013.


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; Margaret Weddle; 2013.

Register of Colton W. Hill papers
In Progress
Margaret Weddle
2013 December 13
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