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Kenneth D. Wells papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3047

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence of Kenneth D. Wells from 1938 to 1998, including materials on the Freedoms Foundation, George W. Bush, and humanitarian efforts in El Salvador. Various videocassettes and photographs included among papers, as well as memorabilia associated with his family, the Freedoms Foundation, and the Family Foundation.


  • 1938-1998


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted; permission to view these materials is required from the curator of 20th century Momon manuscripts until completely processed.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical History

Kenneth Dale Wells was born in 23 June 1908 in Akron, Ohio. He married Ruth Elizabeth Van Allen in 1930, and together they raised two children. Kenneth Wells was a businessman, industrialist, and one of the founders of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. He and his wife were also well-known for their work with schools and orphanages in El Salvador. He died in Edgewater, Florida on 10 May 1998.


32 boxes (16 linear ft.)

5 oversize boxes

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Preliminary finding aid available in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections reference room.


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


See also the other Kenneth D. Wells collections, MSS 1503, MSS 1610, and MSS 1611.

Register of Kenneth D. Wells papers
Megan Furcini
2011 April 20
Description rules
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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