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Ray C. Hillam research papers, 1945-2005

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1643 Series 4

Scope and Contents

Contains notes, articles, bibliographic analysis, correspondence, and ephemera collected or created by Hillam in the process of his research as a faculty member at Brigham Young University. Dated from 1945 to 2005.


  • 1945-2005


Language of Materials

Materials in English and Chinese.

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

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Ray C. Hillam (1928-2009) was an American intelligence analyst and political science professor.

Ray Cole Hillam was born in July 25, 1928 in Carlin, Nevada to James and Mabel (formerly Cole) Hillam. He served a mission to Sweden from November 1948 to July 1951. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science at the University of Utah in 1954. In 1956 he was married to Carolyn Sanders. Ray received an MA degree from George Washington University and a PhD in Political Science from American University. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, spending his time in Tokyo, Japan as an intelligence analyst.

In 1960 Ray joined the political science faculty at Brigham Young University where he taught for 33 years. He assisted in the establishment of the International Relations program and the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies. He served as chairman of the Political Science Department. He was the recipient of three Fulbright Scholar Awards to Vietnam, Taiwan and Beijing, China. He died on August 10, 2009.


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