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Paul R. Nielsen personal documents, circa 1965-2009

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7741 Series 4

Scope and Contents

Contains records of Nielsen's work in the Department of Defense, including administration files for the ASVAB test, awards for service in the Office of Personnel Management, retirement records, and performance reviews. This file also contains documents of Nielsen's life, like his last will and testament, a journal with his thoughts, and the contract from his divorce from Alicia Nielsen. Materials also pertain to Nielsen's hobbies and involvement, including papers relevant to the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City and maps with running and hiking trails, as well as articles on living a healthy lifestyle. Dated circa 1965-2009.


  • circa 1965-2009


Conditions Governing Access

Donor restricted until 2044; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Paul Richards and Gloria Venegas Torres Nielsen family 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:

Paul R. Nielsen (born 1944) is a Mormon civil servant in Murray, Utah.

Paul R. Nielsen was born July 3, 1944. His parents names are Arthur H. and Vera Richards Nielsen. He married a woman named Alicia in 1978 and had two children with her, Julie Anne and Peter. Alicia also had a son from a previous relationship, named Victor Falcon. Paul worked in the Defense Department as a Test Coordinator for the ASVAB test (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery). In this job, he worked with school administrators, recruiting services, and the Office of Personnel Management to schedule over 212 tests per year for 23 years. After several marital and family problems arose, Paul and Alicia divorced in 1996. He then met Gloria Venegas Torres Nielsen and they were married on November 3, 2001. Gloria was previously married to man named Camilo Torres from 1966-1999. They had four children, of which Paul is their stepfather. Paul is retired, and he and Gloria currently reside in Murray, Utah.


8 folders

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